The NZ Film Academy (NZFA) is run by talented professionals with active careers and real industry experience. Our courses expose you to all aspects of production. From understanding the visual art of storytelling and the challenge of being part of a creative crew, to the intricacies of mastering professional equipment and the reality of production processes. Many NZFA graduates have gone on to work on high profile feature films, study at prestigious international film schools, and some have won international awards. This is the place where it could all start. Our lecturers are active specialists within the local film and television industry. We believe people learn best by doing. You’re a future film maker, who’ll be ready to work in the industry.

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PRACTICAL COURSES

We have a range of courses focusing on purely useful and practical learning. We understand that people learn fastest by doing, so that is how we provide our tuition.

INDUSTRY BASED LECTURERS

A comprehensive cross-section of people as tutors, from various disciplines within the film and television industry.

WORK IN A CREATIVE TEAM

Learn each and every part of how a film is made. From script writing to producing to editing, you will get a real taste for how the industry works and the importance of team collaboration.

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COURSES
certificate in film production
CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED FILM & TELEVISION PRODUCTION (LEVEL 4)

The Certificate in Applied Film & Television Production provides career-minded students with the confidence and knowledge to make their own short films and to make an informed decision on a career path in the film and television industry.

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BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS (FILM PRODUCTION)

The qualification is designed for learners wishing to create collaborative solutions for people in the Film Production discipline. It is learner-centred and offers the ability for students to construct their own understanding of theory and practice from a uniquely..

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FILM BOOT CAMPS COMING UP IN 2017

For the next generation of visual storytellers. An unforgettable 5-day film making experience. Students will learn the whole visual story making process, including pre-production, script development, shooting, editing and finally view their finished project on the big screen. It’s an immersive, creative challenge that’ll give students the perfect way to see if this is the industry for them.

Spaces are limited. Applications are open now.

MEET THE FILM TEAM
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IAIN McKENZIE

H.O.D. NZ Film Academy
Iain brings a wealth of academic and commercial experience in the audio visual industry to his role as Head of the New Zealand Film Academy. His first love has always been cinematography which led to him gaining many years...
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JONATHAN ZSOFI-GUY

NZ Film Academy Lecturer
An up­and­coming NZ Director, Jonathan Zsofi-­Guy has been influenced by antiquity and all films fantastical. With an top honours degree in film; emphasizing direction, and media dehumanisation analysis, Jonathan has gone on..

“I enjoyed the creative freedom that came with each assignment. That freedom was backed up by a strong theoretical foundation, and our lecturers provided us with good direction for our creative ideas. Small classes allowed for a lot of one-to-one time with the tutors who were always available to help.”

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EFIM BYCHKUNOV

Certificate in Applied Film & TV Production (Level 4)
“My favorite part of the course was definitely meeting so many talented people within the industry that I can now call friends. Also, some great stories came from being on set!

My education with NZFA will definitely help my real-world careers, in and out of the film industry. It taught me how to communicate as a team, have a strong work ethic, network, make connections inside the industry and it was a whole lot of fun”

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SEAN MARTIN

Certificate in Applied Film & TV Production (Level 4)
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