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The Real Filmmaking Workshop: Grades 7-11

Get the "real filmmaking" experience

The five-day 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’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. You’ll also receive a copy of your film for future viewing.

Explore all areas of filmmaking

Explore all areas of filmmaking including scriptwriting, art direction and set design, cinematography, lighting, sound effects, directing, editing and producing.

Work with industry professionals

You will work with experienced industry tutors,  professional actors and AFTRS crew.

Use professional equipment

Work in AFTRS’ state-of-the-art film studios using professional equipment.

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…

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The Real Filmmaking Workshop: Grades 7-11 Offerings


15 Jul 2019 to 19 Jul 2019
Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm

Early Bird Course Price:

This is the standard course price and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.

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

For more information call 1300 065 281, or register for future offerings.

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.