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Explore Filmmaking: Filmmaking is the art of cinematic storytelling. We train aspiring filmmakers, up-skill seasoned professionals and elevate everyone in between.

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Why study Filmmaking at AFTRS

Filmmaking is the art of cinematic storytelling. It’s a visual expression of the ideas, values and beliefs of the culture within which, and for which it is made – and the ultimate collaborative artistic pursuit. As the nation’s premier film school, our very purpose is to empower storytellers to bring their unique stories to the screen. To achieve this, we offer filmmaking courses for people of all levels of experience, including Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Industry Certificates, Industry Short Courses and Introductory Short Courses.

Australia's National Film School

AFTRS was established as an Act of Federal Parliament to enable the telling of Australian stories.

Unrivalled Production Facilities

State-of-the-art facilities and equipment that exceeds industry standards.

Close Ties With the Local and International Industry

We’re proud of our partnerships with local and international film festivals, guilds, studios, screen bodies and distributors.

Who is it for?

Contemporary filmmaking is not limited by size, scale, skill level or experience – nor are our courses. We train aspiring filmmakers at the start of their career, up-skill seasoned professionals and elevate everyone in between.

AFTRS is the home of filmmaking in Australia

AFTRS delivers industry-relevant and future-focused education, research and training. We seek to be the reference point for innovation in screen, sound, and story-making, globally.


Potential careers:

  • Feature film director
  • Documentary filmmaker
  • Short film director
  • Video artist
  • YouTube creator
  • Film and TV producer
  • Video content producer