One Year Film Programs
SFS offers world-class post-secondary programs from Film Studies to Visual Effects. Our unique instructional method balances classroom and hands-on production so that, after just one amazing year, you are prepared to set your film career in motion.
Faculty at SFS are experienced, first-class professionals who work in film, television and commercials, and our Advisory Board of industry leaders guide our educational programs to the cutting edge. Your film industry connections begin here.
Script to Screen
Students at our film school work on eight collaborative shorts and write and direct their own thesis film project—in ONE year! Our goal is to help you create your own eye-popping reel to launch your film career.
Sedona: The Location
Sedona offers a variety of locations including mountains, desert, forests, creeks/rivers, and our famous red rock formations as well as southwest architecture, small town America, and historic mining towns. For more than 80 years filmmakers have chosen Sedona. You’ll be immersed in this world!
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Start your film career today! The Sedona Film School (SFS) has a variety of exciting one-year film studies programs. Our Film School is designed with one goal in mind–taking your film from script to screen!
Start with the Basics
Our film studies programs will let you hit the ground running. You will be in the field honing your filmmaking skills within the first three weeks of school. We believe in hands-on training and learning by doing. You will learn the craft of filmmaking through on-set mentorship.
Finish with a Festival
All graduates of SFS get to screen their thesis films at our annual SFS Shorts Film Festival! Students win awards in several categories including Best Director, Best Screenwriting, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and more!
Jessica Noe, winner of the Best Director award, directing actors Mary Wallin and Sean Mabe on Airport Mesa in Sedona.
The premiere of The Reverie garnered Jessica the award for Best Directing in the Narrative category at SFS’s own “Academy Awards.” Awards are presented at the SFS Shorts Film Festival on Memorial Day weekend, each year.
Discover Sedona’s Best Film School
• Learn the Crafts of Filmmaking
• Work with Industry Professionals
• Apply the Latest Technology
• Make Movies Now