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Youth Filmmaking Classes

September 11, 2021 @ 9:30 am - September 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm PDT




Saturday, September 11, 9:30am–6:00pm
Saturday, September 18, 9:30am–6:00pm
Saturday, September 25, 9:30am–6:00pm

A FREE three-Saturday filmmaking workshop specifically for Black teens aged 13–18 at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.

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Make A Movie!

These workshops are free and require a commitment to attend all three workshops. Students who attend all three workshops will receive a $100 stipend for participation.

Please complete the registration form to be considered for this program.

Youth will practice the art of storytelling and learn to bring their ideas to life, creating short films around culturally appropriate themes based on historical figures of the central district and specific social justice issues from the community. Show off your curiosity about the world around us through the medium of short film!

Experienced teaching artists will guide production teams over the three sessions, each workshop building on the previous, engaging all experience levels in camera work and editing software to enhance the storytelling process.  Students will practice and become comfortable with all elements of documentary filmmaking, including: interviewing, researching, filming, editing, production design, and more.


LANGSTON and the building partners at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute have adopted protocols to ensure the safety of our staff and guests while in the building.
  • Masks are required for everyone, at all times while inside the building; except when eating/drinking
  • Full vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours is highly recommended
  • Regular hand-washing will be encouraged throughout the day
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building
  • All rooms and surfaces are disinfected before and after use and sanitizer wipes are available for immediate use when needed
  • During the workshops, some activities and meals will be outside to allow for additional distancing and fresh air ventilation, weather permitting
If at any point you or your child become ill or experience any symptoms of COVID-19, please notify us immediately and stay home. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Difficulty breathing
As we continue to follow all city and state guidance, we will immediately notify all registrants of any changes or cancellations due to potential capacity restrictions or phase rollbacks. Contact info@langstonseattle.org with questions.

Crash Documentary Partners:

SIFF collaborates with LANGSTON on this and other programs, supporting their mission to strengthen and advance our community through Black arts and culture. LANGSTON was created in response to both the community and the City’s desire to support the historic mission of Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. LANGSTON was conceived and designed by community members to serve as the hub for African American arts and culture in Seattle.


September 11, 2021 @ 9:30 am PDT
September 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm PDT


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Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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