WHAT DO STUDENTS LEARN AT THE IFI ?

With over 18 years of successfully providing a window into the world of filmmaking the International Film Institute of New York continues to inspire and support individuals on their journey toward either higher education in film or a foundation to building a career in the industry in a conservatory setting focused on storytelling.

Curious what you might learn if you take a class at IFI? Watch our new video in which students explain the most important lessons they learned during our program, including successfully working as a team, how to light a scene professionally, and realizing your vision.  As one alumni articulates, the first scene may feel shaky, but by the fourth scene it all starts to make sense, thanks to our fabulous professors.  The best way to learn is to actually shoot something.  Our students “dare to dream, and think grand.” Although it may be “a lot of hard work, it’s worth it.” 

OUR MISSION: To support aspiring filmmakers as they work toward an education in film.

In addition to our summer courses we offer short term seminars and programs in New York City.  Click below to learn about our current schedule of classes.

Watch our student films and read what former students have to say about their experience in our programs. 

Winter 2017 Five Week Filmmaking program at is our signature course where students produce a short film from script to final screening.

STUDENT FILMS AND REVIEWS

SHORT TERM COURSES

FIVE WEEK WINTER 2017 COURSE

More than a hands-on  Filmmaking Program