Looking for a San Francisco bay area film school? You’ve come to the right place! If you have a strong passion for movie making, want to learn in a real world environment using state-of-the-art professional equipment, and work with industry professionals, then you are an excellent candidate for the San Francisco Film School, one of the top Bay Area film schools.

DOWNLOAD the our latest Catalog for detailed information on all of our programs, workshops, and the admissions process.

Have questions? We encourage you to call or contact us today and make an appointment with our admissions team. They can take you on a tour of our campus, introduce you to our instructors, get familiar with our programs, and give you an opportunity to talk with our students.

You can also attend one of our FREE Open House events to introduce you to the world of digital filmmaking, learn more about San Francisco Film School, our instructors, programs and admissions process. SF Film School is located in the heart of the Bay Area – downtown San Francisco.

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SF Film School Programs require the ability to use language, math and computer skills adequate with the roles and responsibilities of a digital filmmaker.

SF Film School does not offer home study or correspondence instruction programs.

Financial Assistance

San Francisco Film School (FilmSchoolSF) is a fully accredited, vocational art school licensed by the California Bureau of Private and Post-secondary Education (BPPE) and nationally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

FilmSchoolSF is approved to participate in all Federal Student Financial Aid Programs by the Department of Education. Students who are accepted into the Digital Filmmaking Program are eligible to receive Title IV funding, including Pell Grants and federal loans.

To determine what Federal Financial Aid you are eligible for, start by filling out the FAFSA at:

Remember to use our school code 042340 when completing the application.

For more information on student loans and financial aid, please contact our Admissions Department – (415) 824-7000 or

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Accredited School Accepting Military and Veteran Education Benefits

The San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking is approved to train veteran students by the California State Approving Agency for Veteran Education (CSAAVE). CSAAVE operates under contract with the US Department of Veteran Affairs under the authority of federal law. Title 38 U.S.C CSAAVE operates as part of the government of the State of California.
We are also approved to train veteran students by the California State Approving Agency for Veteran Education (CSAAVE) and honor the following educational benefits:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill – (Chapter 33)
  • Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (Chapter 30)
  • Montgomery GI Bill — Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP), (Chapter 32)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program, (Chapter 35)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), (Chapter 1607)

This new program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.

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