Seattle Office of Film + Music

Direct Your Future, Produce Your Career: See SFI’s New Home!
July 12, 2013, 9:40 am
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The Seattle Film Institute recently moved to a new location in the Interbay neighborhood into a 10,000 square foot facility which includes sound stages, digital editing labs, and a 50 seat movie theater! They are having an information session tomorrow, Saturday, July 13 at 11:00 am at  their new home.

Faculty will talk about SFI’s Professional Certificate Programs, Undergraduate Degree Programs, and Graduate Degree Programs. This is a great opportunity to see our new facility, meet faculty members and other prospective students, and get all your questions about our programs – including financial aid and scholarship information – answered

To reserve your spot, RSVP by phone (206.568.4387) or e-mail ( ).  And they’re always happy to schedule individual visits to SFI. For more information, visit

Seattle Film Institute
3210 16th Ave W.
Seattle, WA  98119


About SFI:

The Seattle Film Institute offers professional certificates, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees in all aspects of filmmaking. All SFI programs feature a hands-on education and practical experience that provide the groundwork for professional careers. Students receive a real world education from a faculty anchored by film industry professionals. And every SFI student can participate in our nationally recognized internship program.

Their next two program start dates are September 16, 2013 and March 3, 2014.  The Seattle Film Institute is approved to accept International Students.

Ten Month Professional Certificate Programs

  • Filmmaking (AA/BA Options)
  • Producing
  • Acting for Film
  • Sound Design and Recording Arts
  • 3-D Animation
  • Motion Graphics

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Film

Students with an AA degree or the equivalent college credit can earn their BA in less than one calendar year.

Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Filmmaking
Accelerated Degree Program – 6 quarters in 16 months

Master of Arts (MA) in Producing for Film
4 quarters in 10 months; evening classes

Master of Arts (MFA) in Producing
Blends the hands-on skills of a filmmaker with the business skills of a producer

Master of Music (MM) in Composing For Film
The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program


The 2013 Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Film goes to: Paul Matthaeus, Founder, Chairman, Chief Creative Officer Emeritus Digital Kitchen®

Today Mayor Mike McGinn announced the 2013 recipient of the 8th Annual Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film: Paul Matthaeus, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Creative Officer Emeritus of Digital Kitchen®.

“Paul’s impressive filmmaking and commercial film career, his championship of Seattle as a thriving commercial film production city, and his commitment to the local filmmaking industry make him an obvious honoree this year,” said Mayor McGinn. “I congratulate him on his work and thank him for being a leader in our local film industry.”

The Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film recognizes an individual or entity for exceptional work that has significantly contributed to the growth, advancement and reputation of Seattle as a filmmaking city. The award presented is artwork created by artist Dale Chihuly.

Chihuly award

After spending 15 years in the ad agency business, Paul Matthaeus founded Digital Kitchen (DK) in 1995 with the mission to apply entertainment principles to brands- and in turn- branding principles to entertainment.

Not only has DK grown into a creative force that traverses entertainment and advertising- winning many accolades along the way- Matthaeus has developed the careers of countless digital artists and filmmakers, through DK’s home office in Seattle and satellites across the nation.

“Unlike most filmmakers, I’ve spent my entire life and career in Seattle,” said Matthaeus.  “This city has played a seminal role in who I am, and has defined my outlook on business and creativity.  I think to a great degree, this honor validates Seattle as a world-class creative center.”

Read more in the full press release.

Join us for the Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour Next Week!
April 17, 2013, 12:48 pm
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Join us for the Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour Next Week!

Major Music Initiative to be Announced November 14
November 9, 2012, 3:36 pm
Filed under: Digital Media, Economic Development, Interactive, Music

City of Music partner Seattle Chamber of Commerce will announce a major music initiative on November 14 at The Triple Door. RSVP to be a part of it! Space is limited! Sound Check Registration

Reinventing the News, Cheezburger style
March 13, 2012, 10:12 am
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The Cheezburger Network’s Ben Huh is tired of the way news is being reported. He doesn’t think that it’s necessary to have 1800 versions of the exact same story, partly because many other worthwhile, less “sexy” stories get lost under heaps of hype over a single massive story. Huh is a doer, not a dreamer, however, and is setting out to create a new app that changes the way that people view news on mobile devices. The product he’s creating is called Circa, and it isn’t just another aggregator; the new app will make it possible for users to bypass the mounds of content available and follow a single story, creating a system where there’s one version of every big breaking news story, and everything else is additional context. The creators have yet to unveil Circa’s business model because it’s under development, but following the new traction and support they’ve gained recently, it’s possible we’ll see a revolutionary product in the very near future.

World Famous Leverages Monthly “Assignments” to Win Big at ADDY Awards

Every month, the teammates at local media company, World Famous, complete a creative “Assignment.” These are short projects that encourage everyone at World Famous to work together, share their creative side, and push themselves in new and innovative ways. These assignments have become a catalyst for new and exciting projects to emerge, including The Leonardo campaign created for the Leonardo Museum in Utah. They have helped the media production company garner some major recognition from critics, including judges at the Utah ADDY Awards. Earlier this month, World Famous walked away from the ADDY’s with two gold medals, a silver, Judges Choice and Best in Show. Congratulations to everyone over at World Famous, including previous Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour speaker, Tony Fulgham!

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The Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour returns TONIGHT at Spitfire from 5-7pm featuring guest speaker Lisa Weeks, a Seattle business leader with sci-fi and cosplay flair. Join us and hear Lisa and Filter Creative Director Drory Ben-Menachem speak about how to use, and embrace, you own unique and quirky side–and how it can be turned into a profitable asset. Don’t miss out!

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