Sydney Film School is one of the top film schools in the world.

The School was founded over 10 years ago out of a desire to create a practical filmmaking experience focusing on the skills that are required for a successful career in the global film industry. 

Now located alongside International Screen Academy in Waterloo we are situated in a purpose built facility with world-class equipment available to our students. In addition, a ready supply of emerging screen actors at our filmmakers’ disposal will certainly strengthen casting outcomes. Our model is one that encourages your creative expression and gives you real filmmaking experience.

The school is set up as a working film production house that makes around 180 short films a year. Our students are the filmmakers. It is an intense learning experience but one that results in our graduates leaving us with somewhere up to 20 film credits at the end of their time with us.

When you graduate, you will have worked “on set” and “in post” in an environment that replicates the real world.  You will have made your mistakes, you will have produced work that is truly creative and you will be ready to take on the world.

We only teach filmmaking. We offer two one-year courses: a Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media. The Diploma provides you with a working knowledge of all the fundamental disciplines of filmmaking, including storytelling, content creation and teamwork. The Advanced Diploma takes that knowledge and allows you to apply to it to your chosen area of specialisation to produce films of greater depth and technique.

Combined they give you a unique foundation for your career.

We have close contact with the film industry. All our teachers currently work in the industry as well as teach.  They have their finger on the pulse. We invite prominent film personalities to share their career experiences with you and we are well connected with our Alumni (now numbering over 1,000), the majority of whom are following successful screen careers around the world.

By choosing Sydney Film School you will join a community that has diverse roots but is united in a passion for filmmaking.

We invite you to join that community…