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    afilm: Introduction to Filmmaking


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: Spain
    • Credit Awarded: None
    • Program Length: Academic Year
    • Start Month: October
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Application Fee: $61
    • Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
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    afilm offers an English language Introduction to Filmmaking program. From October through June, a very limited number of students learn/ perfect the complete cinema process, from a practical, professional international film production perspective, in a non-academic, Production Company environment.

    Amongst other activities, each student will write, direct, shoot, edit and create the sound track for three individual short films, one 16mm and two digital, with the use of individual Mac edit stations. Some classes are held at centers involved with the film production process, so as to gain a practical, professional and personal perspective. Students will also be invited to intern on professional feature and/ or advertising shoots (pending availability).

    The course is necessarily very intense, taught in English, designed for the student who does not necessarily have previous cinema studies and is interested in a filmmaking education with a hands-on, professional, international experience. At the end of the experience, each student will have practical, professional filmmaking knowledge, a career plan and a showreel of their work (as well as a three short films to be taken to festivals). * Upon completion, qualifying students may be invited to participate in the Digital Feature Film Program.


    Students may choose from single or shared rooms, which include meals plans, and may also include transportation to Afilm. Included are access to computer rooms, wifi, study and work rooms, screening and television rooms, a music room, the gym, the pool,  solarium and beautiful gardens. Bus service, parking, laundry and special cooking classes are available for additional fees. For more information on this extraordinary facility, please check out our website.