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


July 6, 2009, 1:06 pm
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Hollywood Reporter
Almost 20% of global cinema screens will be converted to digital projection by 2012, driven by a wave of 3D film releases such as Pixar’s Cannes-opener “Up” and the forthcoming James Cameron-directed “Avatar” according to new research. In its most recent digital cinema briefing, London-based film-research specialist Dodona Research said almost 12,000 screens have converted to digital projection worldwide of a total of around 110,000 globally. The research predicts that 18,000 screens are expected to have converted to digital projection by the year-end. Further out, the research firm predicts 20% of global screens will be converted for digital projection by 2012, but the global economic meltdown leaves the outlook and timetable for converting the remaining four-fifths of cinema screens to digital projection still unclear. “Cinema owners still find it hard to justify replacing their 33mm projectors with more expensive digital equipment,” the report pointed out, citing difficulties with finding a payment model to support conversion and “tougher financing terms since the onset of the banking crisis last year” as issues that have made the challenge “doubly difficult.”