ON-THE-JOB LEARNING LEADING TO AN ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN SCREEN & MEDIA
There is no other film school in Australia like it, perhaps no other film school like it anywhere in the world. SIFA (short for Sydney Institute Film Academy) offers an inspiring year-long, full-time production studio experience where student filmmakers learns on-the-job, not in a classroom. “You learn film-making by making films, all the time,” is one of SIFA’s guiding principles.
Whether you’re writing scripts, in pre-production, shooting a feature, cutting a documentary, or marketing the ‘sleeper’ hit feature of the year, it’s all about giving you continuous hands-on experience, working with some of the most extraordinary mentors/programme makers you’ll ever encounter.
At SIFA the learning is REAL and always relevant to the tasks at hand – and it’s happening all the time. At SIFA everyone’s a filmmaker/learner, working on dramatic stories for film, TV and digital media. At SIFA, the creative challenges are matched by a supportive and constructive team of experienced mentors, encouraging you to develop and refine your screen storytelling skills whilst working as part of an energetic production team making and marketing a slate that can include anything from long-form dramas, feature documentaries & television drama & comedy series to trailers & music video clips with tie-ins to the features on the production slate.
Why not join the Revolution?
Director: Maya Newell
Screenwriters: Billy Marshall Stoneking, Charlotte Mars, Maya Newell
Producer: Charlotte Mars
Executive producer: Billy Marshall Stoneking
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