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The Real Filmmaking Workshop: Grades 7-12

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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: open@aftrs.edu.au or 1300 065 281

Meet Your Tutors

Gareth Tillson

One of AFTRS Open's most popular tutors, Gareth Tillson has pursued a career in cinematography since he saw the light during a shoot at New York Film Academy in 1998.…

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The Real Filmmaking Workshop: Grades 7-12 Offerings


icon 02 Oct 2018 to 06 Oct 2018
5 Days, Tues to Sat, 9am -5pm

icon $895

icon AFTRS, Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW 2021

There are 22 places available

icon 10 Dec 2018 to 14 Dec 2018
Mon-Fri, 9.00-5.00

icon $895

icon AFTRS, Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW 2021

There are 24 places available

icon 07 Jan 2019 to 11 Jan 2019
Mon-Fri, 9.00-5.00

icon $895

icon AFTRS, Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW 2021

There are 24 places available

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ** A signed consent form is required for all students under 18, otherwise they cannot participate in the course.

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 you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If a attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds.