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Duration

1 year

Tuition

$15,950

  Vancouver

Sep 26-Sep 22

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Diploma

Year Founded

2010

Scholarships

yes

Become a skilled documentarian with the one-year Advanced Documentary Program. Refine your storytelling skills through the development of multiple projects, all the while perfecting your business, presentation, and sales acumen. After three terms you will have extensive skills, experience and knowledge, and a slate of marketable projects including: Short-form documentary (10 minutes), Documentary series (including demo and pitch package), Lifestyle series (including sizzle reel and pitch package), and Long-form documentary film or a series pilot (30-60 minutes).

Hone your creative talent and master your pitching skills to produce a short-form documentary, as well as market-ready concepts for a documentary series and a lifestyle series. One of these projects will be expanded into your graduation project, a long-form documentary or a series pilot, that you will pitch, shoot and edit.

Pitching is a core element of the program. You will be pitching each project to panels of high-level producers and production studios reps. Gain the experience and skills necessary for getting your ideas commissioned, funded, and produced. Network with Canada’s top documentary professionals and learn how to access distribution channels to successfully deliver your projects to an audience.

Emerging or mid-career creative professionals applying for this diploma program must have either a post-secondary education or a body of work in film, writing, documentary or factual television, journalism, or a related field. Additionally, the personal statements submitted on the application form as well as through an interview also assess an applicant’s eligibility. A portfolio of creative work is also required.

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Student Reviews (2)

InFocus Film School

Disappointing

Anonymous

Vancouver • October 3, 2021

Graduated From

Film Production Program

Overall:

2 out of 5

Instructors:

4 stars

Curriculum:

2 stars

Job Assistance:

3 stars

The instructors are fantastic (with few exceptions) but the school as an organization just fails to deliver on it's promises. Extremely poor scheduling, broken and poorly maintained equipment, and a massive lack of communication between faculty and stu...

The instructors are fantastic (with few exceptions) but the school as an organization just fails to deliver on it's promises. Extremely poor scheduling, broken and poorly maintained equipment, and a massive lack of communication between faculty and students. Multiple times during my program, my class had to track down staff to get ahold of them to address issues that we had emailed about days prior. Even some professors seem to not be included in the loop with the goings on at the school, leaving us confused and frustrated. If these issues with the school itself could be resolved, it could be a great alternative to some of the larger film schools in BC, but right now I could not recommend it.

InFocus Film School

Film production

Devon Wong

Vancouver • July 7, 2021

Graduated From

Film Production Program

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

While I was interested in film, I never had any formal technical training and really despised the idea of having to enrol in another 2 to 4 year film school program upon graduating (not to mention covering the tuition!). InFocus’s program was a great...

While I was interested in film, I never had any formal technical training and really despised the idea of having to enrol in another 2 to 4 year film school program upon graduating (not to mention covering the tuition!). InFocus’s program was a great hands on way to learn the ins and outs of basic filmmaking and how to construct a short film. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who has an interest in filmmaking and wants to learn the basic skills to launch a career. You will find future opportunities based on your portfolio of work and through your networks, both of which will get a nice boost through the school.

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