Real Filmmaking Workshop

Sydney - Oct 02 2018

AFTRS Sydney
Oct 02 2018 - Oct 06 2018
Attendance Pattern
5 Days, Tues to Sat, 9am -5pm
Gareth Tillson
Course fee
$895 / $805

The five-day AFTRS Real Filmmaking Workshop is the number one filmmaking workshop for young people in Australia. It is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with a group of creative young people for a ‘real filmmaking experience’.


You will work with a director, professional actors and AFTRS crew in state-of-the-art studios using professional equipment. You’ll work together to take a script to screen, learn how to direct actors and experience the technical elements of filmmaking including camera, lighting, sound and editing skills - all in one week! Your group’s vision will be realised with a screening of your short film in the AFTRS theatre for parents and friends, with students receiving a copy of their film.

Our workshops have uncovered some real talent, and the feedback from participants, parents and friends who attend the screening at the end of the course in the theatre has been overwhelming:

This amazing course covers:

  • Scriptwriting

  • Art Direction & Set Design

  • Cinematography

  • Lighting

  • Sound Effects

  • Directing

  • Editing

  • Producing

Plus it's also a lot of fun!


“The facilities were awesome and very professional! I learnt very valuable skills about working on set and to a deadline. Overall I really enjoyed my time at AFTRS and will definitely be returning”

“The course was everything I wanted and more. I can’t believe I got to direct a film - my dream!”

“Flying to Sydney for this course was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I learnt so much about every field in the filmmaking industry and will cherish the information I have gathered. I made many friends that I will keep for a lifetime and the lecturers were fantastic to work with. Thank-you for having me!”

“The staff were really friendly and welcoming, they really improved my understanding and I had lots of fun! I learnt so much about cameras, sound and editing. A BIG Thank You!”


Have any questions? Please get in touch: or 1300 065 281


AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If an enrolee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations within 14 days of course commencement will incur a fee. For more information on AFTRS Open's policies, including refund policies, please see our policies page.


The Australian Film Television and Radio School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.