Asia Pacific Film Institute

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Asia Pacific Film Institute (APFi)
TypePrivate film school
Parent institution
Briggs R. Yalung

The Asia Pacific Film Institute is a film school in the Philippines.

It is the first independently run and self-supporting film school in the country. It offers full educational services and training facilities in classic and modern film making with neither funding nor alliance from any college, university, agency or film association.[1]


The institute is accredited as a technical and vocational postsecondary institution by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) of the Philippines.[2]


The film school offers comprehensive filmmaking programs and short training courses in allied fields.

1 Year Diploma Program Motion Picture Production

First Term: 1) Directing 101 2) Scriptwriting 101 3) Cinematography 101 4) Production Design 5) Production Management 6) Editing 101

Second Term: 1) Directing 201 2) Scriptwriting 201 3) Cinematography 201 4) EDITING 201

Third Term: 1) Thesis - Individual a 15–20 minutes short film - 35mm or HD Camera 2) Visual Effects 3) Sound

WORKSHOPS are under UFO WORKSHOPS for people who don't have time for a One year comprehensive Film making Program.


Celso Ad Castillo Resident Director Directing/Scriptwriting

Reginald Vinluan Visual Effects

Manny Morfe Professor Production Design

Boy Vinarao Professor Directing/Editing(Linear)

Robert Quebral Professor Cinematography 35mm

Nap Jamir Professor Cinematography

Jade Castro Professor Scriptwriting/Directing

Raymond Lee ScriptWriting

Emman Dela Cruz Directing

Edber Mamisao Directing

JD Domingo Editing

Mads Adrias Production Management

and more...

The institute draws its faculty from experienced professionals in the film industry.[3]

No. 239 G/F & 2/F Corporate House Building 239 Santolan Rd. Cor Benitez St., Bonny Serrano Avenue, Quezon City


  1. ^ Press release, Asia Pacific Film Institute, 2006. APFi/UFO WORKSHOPS also have film screenings called UFO sightings "CINEMA KNIGHTS" every last Saturday of every month, this is open to all filmmakers.
  2. ^ Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippines. Last accessed June 2007.
  3. ^ Official Website, Asia Pacific Film Institute Last accessed June 2007.

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