Seattle Muslim Youth Workshop

Saturday, March 7
@ Northwest Film Forum
(1515 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122)
11:00am to 5:00pm

Age range: high school students

Capacity: 12–15 students
Cost: Free, application based, no experience required

Join CAIR Washington and Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) for an all-day, immersive filmmaking workshop for Muslim high school students! In this workshop, you will explore the art of capturing your narrative through the versatile medium of filmmaking. Working with local filmmaker and poet Hanan Hassan, you’ll learn how to mix media into film, record creatively using DSLR or phone cameras, and edit using Adobe Premiere. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a finished film that will be published on NWFF’s website AND screened at its annual Children’s Film Festival!

Join this FREE workshop to develop your story and discover how to combine genres and filmmaking techniques to tell stories. No prior experience needed — beginners welcome!

Please apply here!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Hanan Hassan (she/her/hers) is a poet, organizer, and interdisciplinary creative residing in Seattle by way of Richardson, Texas. She is currently an Assistant Education Programmer at the Northwest Film Forum. Her work is rooted in her experiences and upbringing as Somali diaspora. Hanan’s film work has earned recognition in 3+ festivals and her poetry was recently featured in the Summer 2019 issue of Hargeisa Literary Magazine , a publication of the Republic of Somaliland. In her free time she enjoys creating art, cooking and brainstorming comedy skits. She is currently working on a poetry documentary through the PNW Afro X Research Fellowship and is compiling her first poetry book Desert Flower Bloom.

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Closing Night Awards Ceremony 2020

Saturday, March 8 – 5:00pm

Ages 8+

** Free event! RSVP here **

We close out the 2020 festival by screening films made in our workshops, announcing the winners of our Children’s Jury prizes, and celebrating with a surprise selection of outstanding short films made by international filmmakers.

** On Sunday, March 8, join Children’s Film Festival Seattle off-site at Rainier Arts Center (3515 S. Alaska St.) for a full day of colorful Closing Day festivities! **

Celebrating the festival’s globally-minded programs in one of Seattle’s most diverse neighborhoods, the morning will kick off with your choice of “Om Nom Nom” or “Lift-off” – two programs that combine breakfast and a film screening – and then continue throughout the day with films for all ages, intergenerational hands-on workshops, and an awards ceremony!

Finally, the entire festival closes out with a live performance by youth from the School of Spectrum Dance Theater, who will choreograph a routine exclusively in response to the evening’s feature film, Moving Stories! Moving Stories follows youth from around the world to showcase the transformative power and universal language of dance.


Om Nom Nom (All Ages Shorts Program)

Sunday, March 8 – 10:30AM

All ages

This program of animated and live-action is all about food, friends and family! You’ll meet hungry bears who forget to wash the dishes, a soup-slurping grandma who forgets her manners, sushi rolls that spring to life, a boy who dives deep into a frosty soda and friends who are happiest when they learn to stop comparing apples and oranges. The program ends with “Outgrown,” a film that takes us on a wild adventure and then back home where we belong.

74 min.

** On Sunday, March 8, join Children’s Film Festival Seattle off-site at Rainier Arts Center (3515 S. Alaska St.) for a full day of colorful Closing Day festivities! **

Celebrating the festival’s globally-minded programs in one of Seattle’s most diverse neighborhoods, the morning will kick off with your choice of “Om Nom Nom” or “Lift-off” – two programs that combine breakfast and a film screening – and then continue throughout the day with films for all ages, intergenerational hands-on workshops, and an awards ceremony!

Finally, the entire festival closes out with a live performance by youth from the School of Spectrum Dance Theater, who will choreograph a routine exclusively in response to the evening’s feature film, Moving Stories! Moving Stories follows youth from around the world to showcase the transformative power and universal language of dance.


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Closing Day: Breakfast Smörgåsbord & Short Film Programs

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

9:30am
Breakfast (Early Segment)
10:30am Screening of Om Nom Nom, a food-focused all-ages short film program


~ OR ~

11:30am
Breakfast (Late Segment)
1pm Screening of the Lift-Off short film program


NOTE: When you purchase your tickets, you will pick between these two different installments of breakfast and shorts!

Off-Site @ Rainier Arts Center
(3515 S Alaska St., Seattle, WA 98118)

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2020 Field Trip Bookings

BOOK A FIELD TRIP OR GROUP SCREENING!

FEBRUARY 27 through MID APRIL, 2020

Children’s Film Festival Seattle will offer field trip screenings for school groups on weekdays from February 27 to mid-April. Most field trips start at 10 a.m., but we can be flexible regarding times — just ask!

Short film programs, for Pre-K through middle school students run the gamut from gentle animation for our youngest viewers, to more adventurous international fare for older grades, to challenging, issues-oriented programs for middle schoolers. This year, the festival will offer all-German, all-French, all-Spanish and all-Japanese language programs as an option for educators.

* Please note our website film program listings only contain dates for public programs. For a field trip, you will choose your own date to come to the festival.

The process of booking is simple:

  1. Choose a program for your group
  2. Select three possible dates your group would be able to attend, on a weekday between February 27 through mid-April
  3. Contact ​​liz@nwfilmforum.org​​ with your request; be sure to include the name of your school, the grade level of your students, the number who will attend (including chaperones), the programs you are interested in, and the dates and times you are able to attend.

Field trip opportunities come complete with post-screening discussions and coloring sheets (for younger students) or journal pages (for selected programs, grades 3-8) that kids can take back to the classroom. Tickets for groups of 20 or more are only $5 per person! Scholarships are available for students who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals.

All field trips will be held at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue, on Capitol Hill.

We have two cinemas that can accommodate 120 and 50 people each. Groups of up to 170 people can book both theaters for a single field trip.

Questions? Please email liz@nwfilmforum.org for more information.

Skate Filmmaking Workshop (Ages 10-14)

Sunday, March 1
@ Stumptown Coffee
(1115 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122)
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Age range: 10-14
*
Teens 15+ who are interested in attending can email Jonah@nwfilmforum.org about volunteering at the workshop.

Capacity: 12–15 students
Cost: $45 General; $35 Members
**Scholarships available: email jonah@nwfilmforum.org **

**Skate Like a Girl will be present to share info about skating opportunities for youth!**

This workshop will cover all the bases about skateboard filmmaking including camera setups, operation, and editing. You’ll learn about the history, pros/cons of cameras, resources, & distribution. Students will be allowed to demo camera gear and techniques with the instructor. Leave with the knowledge and inspiration to make a great skate film.

For maximum safety, instructors (not students) will be doing all the skating during filming, but students are encouraged to bring their own recording devices. Camcorders and iPads will also be provided for practice, and students will learn how fun and easy it is to make amazing skate films with phones or other cameras they have access to.

* NOTE FOR PARENTS: You are welcome to sign your child in and return at the end for pickup. There will also be a comfy space adjacent to the workshop for family members to wait and watch the fun.

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Direct Cameraless Animation Workshop (All Ages)

Sunday, March 8
@ Rainier Arts Center
2:00pm to 5:00pm

DROP-IN HOURS! Please come and go as you please throughout this time period.

Location: Off-Site at Rainier Arts Center
(3515 S Alaska St., Seattle, WA 98118)

Age range: All Ages; parents/guardians are welcome to attend with children at no additional cost. Youth under 12 must be accompanied.
Capacity: 12–16 students
Cost:
$15, $30, or $45 sliding scale tuition. Those who can afford to pay at higher price point are encouraged to do so, to create more accessibility for those who might not.

** Scholarships available: email jonah@nwfilmforum.org **


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Team Marco (All Ages)

Saturday, February 29 – 3:00pm

(Julio Vincent Gambuto, USA, live-action, 2019, 92 min, English)
All ages; best for ages 6+

** Director Julio Vincent Gambuto, Executive Producer Andrew Scrivani, and actor Anthony Patellis, who plays Nonno in the film, in attendance! **

Screen time alert! Marco, 11, is obsessed with his electronics — his iPad, his Xbox, his VR headset – and hardly leaves the house. But when his grandmother dies and his grandfather moves in, Marco’s life is turned upside-down and he’s forced … to go play outside. “Nonno” (Grandpa) introduces him to bocce — the world’s oldest game — and to the neighborhood crew of old Italian men who play daily at the local court. With sport, laughter and love, Marco finds a connection with people in real life and rounds up a team of neighborhood kids to take on his grandfather and his pals.

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Opening Night: The Cat’s Meow (Ages 6+ Short Film Program)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27
7PM Film Program
5:30PM Happy Hour

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 – 11AM

Ages 6–8, and cat lovers of all ages

** Presented in partnership with NEKO Cat Cafe **

This feline-focused (and allergy-free!) animation program is filled with cuddly cats and their adorable antics. Kitties truly make the world go ‘round in this celebration of glorious stop-motion, painted, hand-drawn and CG animation from ten cat-loving countries.

67 min.

Content advisory: The Quintet of the Sunset,” a stop-motion film made with great humor and skill, tackles the subject of mortality in a tenderhearted way.

** Filmmaker María Teresa Salcedo Montero in attendance (Wild Lea)! Her presence is made possible by Proimagenes Colombia and Universidad Manuela Beltrán.**


5:30 Happy Hour:

Kids and families are invited to mingle and munch in the lobby leading up to the screening; we’ll be crafting our own cat puppets to play with and snacking on treats from our neighbors at Rhein Haus Restaurant.

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