Hands On Learning, Real World Experience


The San Francisco Film School (formerly the SF School of Digital Filmmaking) offers a number of exciting and challenging programs of study. All our programs and workshops have a project-based curriculum that combine classroom study with hands-on digital filmmaking experience using professional equipment. Our flagship Digital Filmmaking Programs are designed to prepare students for careers in the entertainment industry, and for the past five years has boasted a 92% job placement rate for graduates. The Short Film and Visual Storytelling Workshops give students a valuable hands-on immersion into the art and craft of movie making. Our 6-Month Documentary Filmmaking Workshop trains students who are ready to delve into the world of non-fiction movie making. And our Introduction to Filmmaking Workshop is a great place to start for those completely new to filmmaking.

Associate of Applied Science in Digital Filmmaking

Length: 16 Months

The AAS degree program teaches every aspects of filmmaking and is designed for students wishing to pursue careers as writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, and editors in the motion picture and television industries.

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Professional Certificate in Digital Filmmaking

Length: 12 Months (Day) and 16 Months (Eve)

The Professional Certificate program focuses on creative expression technical proficiency, and is designed for students wishing to pursue careers in corporate and web-based production.

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Documentary Filmmaking Workshop

Length: 6 Months

This part-time, hands-on workshop is designed for students who are ready to delve into the world of non-fiction filmmaking. Students entering this film course must come with a specific documentary project in mind that they will produce during the program.

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Short Filmmaking Workshop – 3 Months

Length: 3 Months

We offer a number of exciting and challenging filmmaking courses, many of which can be taken part-time. Our Short Film Workshops give students a valuable hands-on immersion into the art and craft of digital moviemaking.

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Short Filmmaking Workshop – 5 Weeks

Length: 5 Weeks

We offer a number of exciting and challenging filmmaking courses, many of which can be taken part-time. Our Short Film Workshops give students a valuable hands-on immersion into the art and craft of digital moviemaking.

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Visual Storytelling Workshop

Length: 2 Weeks

This intensive hands-on digital training workshop teaches students the fundamentals of digital filmmaking and visual storytelling.

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Introductory Filmmaking Workshop

Length: 1 Day

New to filmmaking, and want to learn the basics? Our 1-Day Introduction to Filmmaking class is the perfect place to start! In this intensive film 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 Adobe Premier Pro basics, and strategies for launching a career in the digital filmmaking industry.

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