For people who are passionately driven to create stories, TheFilmSchool Seattle provides the tools necessary to elevate your craft of storytelling. Here you will find award winning instructors and industry professionals that are passionate about helping writers and filmmakers find their personal and authentic voice. We believe that in this digital age, stories are the most powerful means to connect. So whether your passion  is web series, comedy or drama series, short films or features, TheFilmSchool has the program to help you take your work to the next level. Many of our alumni  have called their time with us “life-changing.”

Our Programs


  • Because you MUST tell your story.
  • Because you MUST write.
  • Because you MUST make movies.

You will learn from passionate, successful film industry professionals to create fearlessly AUTHENTIC, NAKED STORIES expressed through film. Study with us for three “life-changing” intense weeks in beautiful Seattle and see why the indie film scene is growing here faster than any other place. Become part of a global community of like-minded storytellers that enjoys ongoing mentorship and inspiration. Take risks. Dare to fail. Embrace mistakes. Master craft and tell your truth at TheFilmSchool Seattle.


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Our dedicated and highly experienced faculty coaches, nurtures and pushes you into yourself to find your personal voice. They drive the importance of craft and discipline into you so you start practicing daily to produce product. The faculty is made up of working filmmakers who believe that the essential skills of storytelling come from courageous self-expression and self worth: find your voice, trust it, and value it. Their critiques help you build confidence, face weaknesses, know yourself, and teach you to acknowledge and project your inner voice. Each one of our faculty knows that truth told with authenticity and craft is unforgettable and they’re there to help you.

The Best Place in the World to Study Story.
- Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects)