The Introduction to Filmmaking Programme is a film training course exploring all aspects of filmmaking, designed for individuals who wish to embark on a viable career in visual storytelling, with an emphasis in film. This introduction programme is designed for individuals with passion, creativity, determination and a real commitment to initiating a lasting career as a professional in the film industry. It provides you with a unique opportunity to gain first hand experience by creating a series of individual short films, as well as crewing on a feature film.
For the next eight months you will join a tight-knit group of like-minded artists all working towards discovering their voices as visual storytellers. A group of working filmmakers will guide you, encouraging and leading a small group of passionate and specially selected students dedicated to professionally crafting stories about the human condition. You will be part of an international team that is taken on a journey writing, directing, and editing three short films each, while crewing on all other afilm productions, all gaining experience, and confidence with all the tools of our trade.
Intensive and Practical
This programme sets you on your quest to develop your career toward your dream, providing you with the opportunity to learn all the stages of filmmaking through doing. Students will crew on a wide variety of projects, including a feature film, create a showreel and develop a career plan. The course is fast, intensive and absorbing. Our key goal is to give students the tools, the mindset and the support they need to launch their careers in filmmaking.
By the end of the programme, students will have evolved artistically and professionally, worked with industry leaders, have real-life on-set experience, a career plan and a showreel of their work, as well as three short films which will be taken to film festivals. These are distinctive features of Afilm programmes.
Graduates will have all the key skills required for accessing the film industry, to begin to work within the industry and be prepared to continue on to study advanced filmmaking. Selected students may be invited back to afilm’s advanced Digital Feature Film programme. As an afilm graduate, you will be in a unique position to have crewed on a real feature film. You will also be coached with commercial and networking skills to go out and find work and create your own film projects, as well as continuing your filmmaking
At the end of the course, those students to have proven to be the most motivated are invited to share a project they are passionate about making related to the industry. Through a selection process, afilm lecturers will then offer a mentorship programme to support the fruition of the project.
Students form close friendship bonds at afilm and have created a thriving professional alumni network. Most of our ex-students have accessed higher educational goal, are running successful businesses, involved in filmmaking or are working in careers related to storytelling, production, and design. Check out what our alumni are working on.
Some of our best students have gone on to work alongside us at the afilm production company, a sister entity where we produce, direct and create films for industry clients.
Attending the programme we charge exactly the same for locals as for internationals/ once accepted, we provide all support documents required/ if visa is denied, we give a 100% refund (minus banking fees (though we have almost a 100% visa granted success rate)
Non-EU/EEA Students Visa Requirement
If you are not a resident of the EU or EEA, you will need to apply for a Spanish student visa. It is your responsibility to apply for this visa and it is very important that you start your visa application process early as it can take a long time. Consult the nearest Spanish embassy or consulate for more information.
Afilm welcomes applications from disabled students. It is important that you let us know in the application process whether you have any long-term disability which could impact on your studies so that we can prepare for you.
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Last updated May 31, 2018