San Francisco Film School

The San Francisco Film School was founded by filmmakers with the core philosophy – “the best way to learn the art and craft of filmmaking is to make films!” Our unique production-based curriculum combines traditional classroom learning with practical, hands-on instruction. Students study core areas of filmmaking including directing, screenwriting, cinematography, producing, editing & post-production, and audio for film. During the course of each program, students make their own films, collaborate on classmates’ projects, make industry contacts, and create a body of work that will help them launch their career.

Why Study at SF Film School?

  • Small class size
  • Diverse, international student body
  • Military Veteran friendly environment
  • Hands-on, production-based learning
  • Mentorship from award-winning film, TV and new media professionals
  • Intensive courses, challenging schedule, and an accelerated completion timeline
  • Greater access to high  quality, state-of-the-art equipment
  • Develop contacts in the entertainment industry
  • Receive credit on student and professionally-produced feature films
  • Nationally accredited
  • Federal financial aid and veterans benefits accepted

Our Philosophy is Simple

The best way to learn the art and craft of filmmaking is to make films.