Community Arts Partner

Participant Details

Community Arts Partner Name
SIFF
Partner Type
Organization
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Individual Bio or
Organizational Statement
Film is a powerful art form, and it is the experiences we have with film that can transform our lives. SIFF does just that: our mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive. SIFF Education features programming in filmmaking and film appreciation for Youth, Educators, professional Filmmakers, and general Film Appreciation Classes.

Contact Information

First Name
Dustin
Last Name
Kaspar
Address
SIFF Film Center
Address 2
305 Harrison Street
City
Seattle
State
WA
Zip
98106
Phone
206.315.0663

Grade Levels Preferred

Grade Levels Preferred
6th - 8th, 9th - 12th

Artistic Disciplines

Type
Discipline
Digital/Media Arts

Experience

Previous School Partnerships
SIFF
Other Trainings or Certifications
Sample Lesson Description: Student / Classroom Residencies
Sample Workshop Description: Teacher Professional Development

Areas of Experience and Expertise

Approved Professional Development Provider
No
Approved Classroom Residency Provider
Yes
Experience with English Language Learners
None
Experience with Students in Special Education
None

Lesson Plan

Integrated Art
Cultural Art

Teaching Approach

Teaching Philosophy + Approach
Film is a multi-disciplinary art form which can be brought into any classroom. School aged students are already passionately engaged with movies and using the creative processes of filmmaking and various other disciplines (musical scoring, costume design, screenwriting, etc.) affords an experience that deepens students connection to what they are learning.
Curriculum Integration Possibilities
Teachers may engage their students with a filmmaker who will work to create media that responds to the current curricular work in the class. Content specifics can also be created with screenwriters in an English class, costume designers in a History class, composers in a Music class, and much more. We have also successfully engaged science classes with animation and visiting filmmakers from around the world have expanded the experiences of students in Spanish, French, and Mandarin language classes.
Special Skills and Areas of Expertise
SIFF also works to create Professional Development Workshops for teachers across a variety of curriculums on using filmmaking and film presentations creatively in your classroom.
Testimonials from Schools
Jason Sciarrone, Vice Principal, Jane Addams K-8 jmsciarrone@seattleschools.org   Joy Patman, Spanish, West Seattle HS jkpatman@seattleschools.org   David Friedle, Media, Nathan Hale HS dcfriedle@seattleschools.org

Fees

Fees

Images

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Students Editing their School Project
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After School Filmmaking Program
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Filmmaker engaging with a classroom.
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Filmmaker shooting in the community
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Teacher Workshop with Ken Burns

Video

Video Description
Documentary about Deerhoof made by youth in an After School Program.
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Young girl's creative stop motion animation.
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Film created by Snoqualmie youth in a multi-day filmmaking program.