TheFilmSchool

"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:
Tom Skerritt (TOP GUN, PICKET FENCES, A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT)
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.

Serena Berry's short film SHARDS won Best Student Narrative at the Global Impact Film Festival in DC! Congratulations Serena, you're giving voice to those who's stories are far too often muted in Hollywood. We're proud to call you an alumni and friend of the school!

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Brian McDonald on subtext. Tom Skerritt and I have some fun with it!

The Three Week Intensive is wrapping up smoothly! Check out this clip from today's class where Brian McDonald shows how subtext is more important than dialogue, employing the fine acting skills of Tom Skerritt and Diana Dotter!

HEYOU MEDIA

Check out Tom Skerritt's media company Heyou Media! Their webseries Stroller Gangs has been picked up by Amazon Video, congrats Tom!

Creating new ways to produce, curate and distribute media content HEYOU MEDIA is gaining momentum, meeting financing goals and making it all funny with our new comedy series on Amazon Prime, Stroller Gangs.

Brian McDonald & Tom Skerritt on subtext

The Three Week Intensive is wrapping up smoothly! Check out this clip from today's class where Brian McDonald shows how subtext is more important than dialogue, employing the fine acting skills of Tom Skerritt and Diana Dotter!

Screenwriting & Filmmaking Intensive – Summer 2017

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ONE WEEK LEFT until TheFilmSchool's 3 Week Screenwriting and Filmmaking Intensive begins. For more information click below.

thefilmschool.com 3 Week Screenwriting & Filmmaking Intensive TheFilmSchool’s Summer Intensive is a journey of self-discovery taught by current industry leaders. This program is designed to help you unleash your…

Teen Filmmaking Camp

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Only a few more days until the Teen Script Writing and Directing Camp begins! To apply, click the link below.

thefilmschool.com Description This summer camp is for teens 13 – 17, who want to learn how write, shoot & edit a short film. In this hands on camp, taught by professional filmmakers, students will be paired in g…

Teen Filmmaking Camp

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ONE WEEK LEFT to apply for TheFilmschool's Teen Script Writing and Directing Camp! To register click the link below!

thefilmschool.com Description This summer camp is for teens 13 – 17, who want to learn how write, shoot & edit a short film. In this hands on camp, taught by professional filmmakers, students will be paired in g…

Seattle Asian American Film Festival

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The Seattle Asian American Film Festival is taking applications now. The deadline is October 15th, 2017. For more information and submission rule, click below.

filmfreeway.com Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) is the only film festival in Seattle to provide a space for Asian American voices, perspectives and histories by...

Teen Filmmaking Camp

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Two week until the Teen Script Writing and Directing camp! Apply now!

thefilmschool.com Description This summer camp is for teens 13 – 17, who want to learn how write, shoot & edit a short film. In this hands on camp, taught by professional filmmakers, students will be paired in g…

Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival

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The Seattle Transmedia and Independent Film Festival is now open for submission. For more information click below!

filmfreeway.com Filmmakers! Submissions Now Open for 2017 Submit your film early for the lowest rates and early bird acceptance qualification! In 201...

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Brian McDonald & Tom Skerritt on subtext
Impacting policy with film - FT with Bonnie Benjamin Phariss
Are festivals right for your film? FT with Bonnie Benjamin Pha...
Warren Etheredge: First Tuesday
First Tuesday With Warren Etheredge
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The Film Center, 305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA
98109

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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