Welcome to SFI!

Seattle Film Institute: Tomorrow’s Film School Today

Seattle Film Institute, is the Pacific Northwest’s only accredited film school, we offer career focused, hands-on undergraduate (BA) and graduate programs in Filmmaking, Producing for Film, Acting for Film, Digital Arts, Animation, Game Design, and Composing for Film and Games. Seattle Film Institute’s programs, whether on-campus, online, or low residency, are accelerated and flexible to meet students’ needs and schedules. Seattle Film Institute is a Yellow Ribbon school and those with veteran’s benefits find a welcoming home with us.

Next SFI Start Dates: September 30, 2024 & March 24, 2025

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Financial Aid application:

Starting Spring quarter 2024: Complete the 2023-24 FAFSA

Starting Fall quarter 2024: Complete the 2024-25 FAFSA

SFI School Code for FAFSA: 042580 !


Important Dates


Instruction Begins 

Tuition Due 

Last Day of Instruction 

Fall 2023

September 25, 2023

December 08, 2023

Winter 2024

January 02, 2024

March 08, 2024

Spring 2024

March 18, 2024

May 24, 2024

Summer 2024

June 03, 2024

August 09, 2024

Fall 2024

September 30, 2024

December 13, 2024

Winter 2025

January 06, 2025

March 14, 2025

2024-25 FAFSA Update

The 2024-25 FAFSA is needed for current students who will be attending summer 2024 and for new students starting fall 2024.  The U.S. Department of Education has made major, substantive changes to the FAFSA and to the process, which is why this year the FAFSA, new software and processes are later than usual.  It is probable that applicants and their families will experience some confusion and discomfort by the dramatically changed form and process.

Scheduled, Estimated Timeline  (these estimated dates could change, hopefully sooner)

  1. The 2024-25 FAFSA is currently available
  2. The new Federal software used to receive and process FAFSAs is estimated to be available by about March 15, 2024 (maybe sooner)
  3. SFI will be able to start seeing the results of FAFSAs starting about March 18, 2024 (maybe sooner)
  4. The estimated date for SFI financial aid offer letters to start being sent to students is about March 31, 2024 (maybe sooner, as possible)

Learn More About Opportunities at SEATTLE FILM INSTITUTE!

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    Why choose Seattle Film Institute?

    All SFI programs feature a hands-on education and practical experience that provide the groundwork for professional careers. Students learn real-world skills from a faculty anchored by film industry professionals. And every SFI student benefits from our commitment to career services and coaching.

    President’s Corner

    Spring quarter is in full swing. We have student productions underway and a new cohort of students approaching graduation. As we move through the winter months, there is much to be excited about. The outlook is bright for the Seattle Film Industry. We look forward to an incredible Summer as content creators and educators. Welcome to SFI.

    What’s Happening at SFI

    FAFSA 2024-2025 is now available! SFI’s School Code is 042580


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    From the Blog …

    About SFI

    Seattle Film Institute has prepared students for successful careers in film for twenty-five years and is the Northwest’s only nationally accredited film school.  Students immerse themselves in programs in Filmmaking; Digital Arts, Animation, & Game Design; Acting for Film; Producing; or Composing for Film.  SFI offers accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs with choices of on-ground and online/low-residency schedules. SFI’s hands-on programs are guided by a mentor-based faculty anchored by experienced and working professional filmmakers, game designers, animators, actors, writers, editors, composers, cinematographers, agents and other specialists who provide the conceptual, technical, and creative foundation necessary to launch careers in today’s fast-paced film environment. Read More…