Film Short Courses - AFTT

Film Short Courses

Film Short Courses

Accelerate your Film making skills with a short course. AFTT is proud to offer a new series of short courses aimed at providing high quality, industry focused education for young and mature adults. Expand your knowledge, explore new skills and take the big step forward in your career. Courses begin from $400..

Short courses at AFTT are a great option for you to get a taster in broadening your skills in a specific area of study. Get involved with AFTT Tutors and like-minded professionals who share the same interests as you in a fun and creative environment. You'll have access to great facilities and equipment so you can really get hands-on. 

Certification: All attendees are to be presented with a Certificate of Participation at the conclusion of the short course. You will receive an AFTT branded tote bag to be filled with merchandise and information about upcoming short courses, AFTT events and productions - Included in the price.

AFTT short courses do not form part of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Screenwriting Short Course

Duration: 6 Week Course

Dates: Tuesday Nights, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, September (Dates TBC)
Description: Have a script idea but don’t know how to start? Character development? Deepening the story? The AFTT script writing course will cover all of these issues and more.

$400 early bird (20% discount) 
$500 full price

Topics covered:

  • Brainstorming strategies
  • Introduction to structure
  • Developing compelling characters
  • The building blocks of a feature film screenplay
  • Introduction to writing engaging dialogue

Tutor: Paul has had almost two decades of experience working across many facets of the film and television industry in Australia, and has spent recent years in the film education sector, formerly serving as the Head of Film at AFTT. He has directed numerous short films, including 'Fragments', his award-winning debut, and the dystopian short, 'Gish' which is based off an original comic book Paul created with Marvel artist Marcelo Baez. He is also an actor, having appeared in numerous local and international screen productions, including 'Love My Way', 'Farscape' and 'East West 101'. ‚Äč Paul’s debut feature film, 'Kairos', is currently in post-production and due to be released in late 2018. 



The Cinematographer (Red Epic) Short Course

Duration: 3 Day Course

Dates: September (Dates TBC)
Description: Are you a budding cinematographer but never had professional training? Maybe you work full time and haven’t got around to it? The AFTT Cinematography workshop will introduce you to the how and why of cinematography. Using the RED Epic our amazing tutors will introduce you to the magic world of visual storytelling. You’ll get hands-on experience with dollies and jibs, you’ll learn lighting and camera movement, and the philosophy of cinematography; everything you need to get you to the next level.
$784 early bird (20% discount) 
$980 full price

Topics covered:

  • Philosophy of cinematography
  • Introduction to the Red Epic + work flow
  • Camera movement
  • Directing coverage

Tutor: Bryan Coelho is a Sydney-based award-winning director and cinematographer with over 10 years’ experience working in the industry. Bryan has directed a variety of work including TVCs, short films and music videos, his short films travelling on both the domestic and international circuits. He has also worked extensively as a cinematographer and television editor for shows such as Mythbusters, Wrecks to Riches and Hard Shine. With his hands-on approach Bryan is focused on the future of the Australian industry, driving forward to produce powerful, emotive cinema.




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