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San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

91% JOB PLACEMENT RATE*

FilmschoolSF has a job placement rate of 91%. *As reported to the Bureau for Private & Post-Secondary Education in 2012 for graduates of the Digital Filmmaking Program. In 2010 & 2011, FilmSchoolSF’s job placement rate was 88%.

The vision of the San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking is a diverse, international school that instructs on the art and craft of filmmaking. FilmschoolSF nurtures the individual artistic creativity of our students through an experiential, mentored, project-based curriculum that emphasizes hands-on learning by award-winning faculty using professional filmmaking tools. LEARN MORE…

DIGITAL FILMMAKING PROGRAM

 

Our immersive Digital Filmmaking Program prepares students for careers in the entertainment industry. Graduates will gain the skills needed to become directors, producers, writers, cinematographers and editors. Day program: 12-Months, Evening 15-Months More…

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING PROGRAM

 

FilmschoolSF’s 6-Month Documentary Filmmaking Program is designed to teach students the core concepts and techniques of non-fiction filmmaking through the development, production and completion of a documentary film 15-20 minutes in length. More…

DIGITAL FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS

 

Our 5-week and 3-month filmmaking workshops are hands-on classes designed to introduce students to the art and craft of filmmaking. Each workshop student writes, produces, directs and edits their own short film and crews on classmates’ productions. More…

FEATURED STUDENT WORK

FREE OPEN HOUSE AT FILMSCHOOLSF

Tour our Stage, talk with the faculty about our unique hands-on, digital filmmaking programs, enjoy refreshments and meet other aspiring filmmakers!IMAGINE a school where the movie set is your classroom and you are telling your story in motion pictures; where you are actually shooting with High Definition cameras, setting up lights on a real sound stage, producing, screenwriting, and making tough creative and technical decisions. Learn More…
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INTRODUCTION TO FILMMAKING WORKSHOP – 1 Day

FilmschoolSF’s one day Introduction to Filmmaking class is the perfect place to start! In this hands-on intensive class, students are offered instruction in the basics of storytelling and screenwriting, pre-production and planning, film camera composition and shooting, lighting for the camera, editing techniques and Final Cut Pro basics, and strategies for launching a career in the filmmaking industry. Learn More…
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Should I go to film school? Interview with FilmSchoolSF graduate Julien Bettelheim

Should I go to film school?

Film School… To Go or Not To Go? That is the question…
Read an interview with Julien Bettelheim, Graduate of FilmSchoolSF ‘s Digital Filmmaking Program Class 15, and maybe you’ ll answer the “should I go to film school” question for yourself
1. Tell us about your journey to find FilmSchoolSF:

I found an accelerated film school program in Berkeley shortly after I realized I wanted to be a filmmaker. The program was appealing because of its 5-weeks format, but I still

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