‘Crazy’ Program at IAFT off to Strong Start
The eight students in the inaugural class of the Crazy Filmmaker Program (CFP) at the International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) started classes yesterday.
The students began their day with a screenwriting workshop, followed by an editing workshop and a producing workshop. The out-of-the-classroom experience for the first leg of their crazy filmmaking journey will require them to record and edit behind-the-scenes footage and be part of the crew on Tears From Afar, Bigfoot Entertainment’s feature film, which also starts filming this week.
The aspiring filmmakers joining CFP have come from across the globe, hailing from America, Iran, Pakistan, India, Uganda and the Philippines. The levels of filmmaking aptitude vary from those who are completely green to others who have already spent time on set. Education levels also span from the newly minted high school graduate to someone holding a master’s degree in Literature.
“We decided to call the program the Crazy Filmmaker Program because the program emulates the craziness that is inherent in the world of filmmaking,” says Caesar Ditan, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development. “CFP takes IAFT’s hands-on learning to the next level by providing its students the opportunity to be part of a studio crew, something which most students usually do not participate in until after they graduate.”
The Crazy Filmmaker Program is a new program developed at the International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) in Mactan, Cebu. The program aims to equip students with the marketable skills and professional experience needed to break into the film and entertainment industry. What separates this program is that its on set experience significantly dwarfs the time spent in the classroom. Throughout the two years, students work on real music videos, corporate videos and feature films while being mentored by industry professionals. Features produced by Bigfoot, such as Midnight Movie and The Curiosity of Chance, have been distributed internationally.
Keith Sensing, Executive Director of IAFT, says of the program, “CFP is unlike any other program in the world right now… it is completely cutting edge… a unique and challenging experience for the students. The skills they learn and bullet points they can add to their resumés will definitely help them get ahead.”
About The International Academy of Film and Television
The International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) offers courses that combine theory and application under the expert auspices of leading Hollywood filmmakers serving as faculty mentors. Located in the heart of Asia on Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines, this tropical, waterfront campus houses state-of-the-art facilities for filming and post-production. IAFT extends a comprehensive, hands-on approach to making films and videos using the latest in equipment and technology. Courses are designed for aspiring filmmakers as well as industry professionals looking to advance their skill sets.
IAFT presents a unique internship program that allows selected students to work on feature films and television productions with Bigfoot Entertainment. Our curriculum serves to nurture the creativity and individual talents of each student, cultivating the next generation of filmmakers, and continuing the entertainment traditions of Hollywood and other film capitals of the world. IAFT is accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) as well as the Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC).
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About Bigfoot Entertainment
Bigfoot Entertainment is an innovative entertainment company, which provides quality content, products, services and training for the global marketplace. Founded in 2002, the company continues to finance and produce feature films, television series and reality shows that are distributed throughout the world, many of which receive recognition and awards at film festivals. With primary production facilities in Cebu, Philippines and a presence in Hong Kong and Los Angeles, Bigfoot is positioned to be a viable competitor in the international entertainment industry.
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