"TheFilmSchool is truly a life changing experience."

TheFilmSchool attracts students from all over the world with its exceptional experience, Seattle’s thriving creative culture, and booming indie film community. We are elevating the art of storytelling by training a new generation of screenwriters and filmmakers, and many of our graduates have gone on to success–starting film companies, making movies, winning awards and have signed with industry agents.

Our intensive courses cultivate individual voices and original stories while teaching excellence in dramatic writing. There is no other school like it in the world.

Instructors include:
Stewart Stern (Writer: REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE)
John Jacobsen (Writer/Director/Producer, Host: The Artist Toolbox)
Rick Stevenson (Writer/Producer: EXPIRATION DATE, Host: Official Best of Fest)
Warren Etheredge (Writer/Interviewer: The Warren Report, The High Bar)

Special Guests have included:
Sydney Pollack, Robin Swicord, Rod Lurie, Paul Feig, and more.


Here's a clip of Warren at the Three-Week Screenwriting & Filmmaking Intensive. Come to First Tuesday @ Roy St. Coffee June 6th 6:30-8pm to get a preview of his class!

First Tuesday With Warren Etheredge. Warren is one of TheFilmSchool founders and a superior on Character Development. Meet us at the Roy Street Cafe on June, 7th at 6:30pm to obtain this powerful lesson and prelude to the Summer 2016 3 Week Scriptwriting and Filmmaking Intensive.
TFS First Tuesday | Roy Street Cafe, 700 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102 | 6:30pm


Come learn from award winning actor, founder, & instructor at TheFilmSchool Tom Skerritt. Sign up for this year's Three-Week Intensive today! Just click 'Offers' on our page!

Tom Skerritt has appeared in more than 35 feature films, including Robert Altman’s MASH, Alien, Top Gun, A River Runs Through It, Steel Magnolias, Harold and Maude, The Turning Point and Contact. He is a winner of an Emmy Award for Best Actor for his role in CBS’s Picket Fences and has directed many episodic and long-form television productions and a founder of TheFilmSchool. Here’s a clip of Tom teaching at TheFilmSchool.

Three-Week Screenwriting & Filmmaking Intensive


First Tuesday @ Roy St. Coffee | June 6th 6:30-8pm. We are bringing in instructor Warren Etheredge to give a preview of his course in our Three Week Intensive. Here's a clip from his talk last year! Check our page for the event!

Recently, TFS brought in Warren Etheredge, a teacher during the 3 Week Screenwriting & Filmmaking Intensive this summer, to host our monthly First Tuesday event at the Roy Street Cafe. Here is a clip of Warren talking about how to Produce Smarter by creating a low budget funding calendar. Take a look!

3 Week Intensive Alumni!
SHARDS | Writer & Director Serena Berry
With actors Chris Scott & Tre Terry


Sign up for this year's 3-Week Intensive today! Just follow the link on our profile.

Brian McDonald is screenwriter, director, author and teacher. Brian has taught and consulted, at Pixar, Disney and Industrial Light & Magic. His films include Flickering Memories, and the award-winning short film White Face, which sold to HBO. Here’s a clip of him teaching at TheFilmSchool.

Only 5 more days to submit your screenplay to our screenplay competition!


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Learn the Art of Telling Tales from Hollywood Experts Right in Seattle | Seattle Weekly

Thank you Seattle Weekly for the write up! 👍 TheFilmSchool enlists Pixar, Disney and more to teach storytelling

National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY)

Congrats to the young filmmakers premiering their work at the NFFTY opening gala tonight!

NFFTY 2017 - Festival Trailer
We are pleased to present the NFFTY 2017 Festival Trailer! Thanks to Big Wild for the music. Tickets for the festival are on sale now at!

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