Welcome to the Hong Kong International Film Academy 香港國際電影學院 web site. We offer courses and workshops in filmmaking, acting and still photography.
It will be our honour and pleasure to help you fulfill your dreams to make films, whether it be your chosen new career path, or just your hobby. Our courses are also suitable for high school teachers and administrators who would like to start filmmaking programs in their respective high schools.
We believe that making films is not as hard as one thinks. The best way to learn it is just to go out and do it. The intensive hands-on nature of our classes will provide a firm foundation for the students to do so.
Our emphasis is on quality. That means that all our instructors have overseas qualifications, practical experience and a passion for teaching. Our small class size guarantees each student an appropriate amount of one on one time with faculty.
Almost all our courses are taught in English. So they are suitable for expatriates. Our weekend courses are perfect for international students. Tuition for international students and local students are the same. Under the Links section are information on our exciting city, visit visa and accommodations.
Student have traveled from India, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea and China etc. specifically for our weekend workshops.
Enquiry and enrollment is by email.
For more information on the high school filmmaking program please click on this link:
What students say about us:
"The lecturer Gilbert Po is very passionate about film... In fact, the whole staff at the school are dedicated to helping people be more creative and being in this environment alone was a very positive experience." - Dan Wilson
Student projects from this our academy have been accepted by film festivals around the world. Here is a link to an articale on one of our students Alba Rayton who has completed the Diploma in Digital Filmmaking course:
All our courses are conducted in English. Below are some of our courses for budding filmmakers and still photographers:
1. Super 8 film shooting and processing
This is a workshop conducted over two full days, teaching how to use this very popular film format. Super 8mm film is an economical tool for learning how 35mm Hollywood movies are made.
2. Screenwriting - how to write a film treatment
This workshop requires only three hours per class for three classes over three weeks. It will get you started on creating your feature length project. In this workshop, you’ll develop your own story treatment and begin the script writing process.
3. "Script Secrets" - 2-Day Screenwriting Seminar
The objective of this seminar is to provide current screenwriting techniques and career guidiance from a leading Hollywood screenwriter. Emphasis is placed on achieving commercial viability whilst still maintaining a high-quality script. This seminar is suitable for both beginners and professionals.
4. Digital Filmmaking Workshop 數位電影製作工作坊
This two day workshop teaches you how to make a movie that tells a story. You will learn screenwriting, directing and editing. By the end of the course you will have made a short film as a group.
5. Photography Workshop 攝影工作坊
This two day workshop teaches you fundamentals of the camera and lighting. It is suitable for both fimmakers and photographers. By the end of the workshop you will have shot beautiful portraits of your fellow students.
6. Acting Worshop by Glen Chin and Alannah Ong
CHARACTER, RELATIONSHIP, OBJECTIVE and WHERE are the four conerstones of acting. The mastering of these techniques will ensure the student has better grasp of the concept of IN-THE-MOMENT acting.
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