Film Career Day

Film Career Day

Part of NFFTY 2019

Event Details

  • Oct 25 , 2019
  • REGISTRATION IS FREE.

    To register, you must be: 1) A teen or young adult; between 13 - 24 years of age (non-students are welcome!); OR 2) An educator, staff member, or youth development professional who works at or with a school or college (with recognized accreditation; currently employed at a local school or college)

  • The garage with the shortest wait times for pre and post event parking is the 5th Avenue North Garage. Located on 5th Avenue N, with entrances on Republican Street and Harrison Street, this garage requires a short walk to McCaw Hall.

    Parking is also available at the Mercer Street Garage, conveniently located across the street from McCaw Hall. Entrances to the Garage are on 4th Avenue N and 3rd Avenue N.

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A CAREER IN FILM?

The second annual FILM CAREER DAY offers young adults, ages 13 - 24, with an ideal opportunity to explore the possibilities for employment behind the camera or in one of hundreds of other positions that contribute to the filmmaking process. Meet local and nationally-acclaimed directors, producers and content creators who know exactly what it takes to get started in the biz – and what you’ll need to master if you want to be taken seriously.

FILM CAREER DAY presents a broad curriculum that includes topical break-out sessions, industry networking opportunities, and a keynote address from filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi – who made history in 2019 when she became the first Iranian-American woman AND, at just 24 years of age, the youngest director to win an Academy Award.

Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with regional colleges and technical schools that offer film programs worth considering and meet film industry employers located right here in the Northwest.

There are a wide range of career opportunities waiting to be explored in the film industry and Film Career Day presents the perfect launch pad to start your journey.

Film Career Day takes place at multiple venues at Seattle Center

Registration/Check-in is at the Cornish Playhouse

Presented by the City of Seattle’s Office of Film + Music, in partnership with the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), Office of Arts & Culture and One Reel.

Film Career Day is made possible through the generous support provided by our presenting host, Cornish College of the Arts, and the generosity of our sponsors and community partners – including Seattle Center, Polite Society, McCaw Hall, and Creative Advantage.

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Event Details

  • Oct 25 , 2019
  • REGISTRATION IS FREE.

    To register, you must be: 1) A teen or young adult; between 13 - 24 years of age (non-students are welcome!); OR 2) An educator, staff member, or youth development professional who works at or with a school or college (with recognized accreditation; currently employed at a local school or college)

  • The garage with the shortest wait times for pre and post event parking is the 5th Avenue North Garage. Located on 5th Avenue N, with entrances on Republican Street and Harrison Street, this garage requires a short walk to McCaw Hall.

    Parking is also available at the Mercer Street Garage, conveniently located across the street from McCaw Hall. Entrances to the Garage are on 4th Avenue N and 3rd Avenue N.