International Academy of Film and Television

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International Academy of Film and Television
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Type Private film school
Established 2004
CEO Kacy Andrews
Location Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines

The International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) is a trade film school offering diploma and certificate programs in filmmaking, acting, and 3D animation. IAFT includes significant amounts of hands-on practical experience under the care and guidance of recognized industry mentors in its progarms. IAFT Cebu was also voted as "one of the best film schools in the world" by the Hollywood Reporter.


In 2004 Bigfoot Entertainment began training Cebuanos in camera operation. Within a year, in response to growing demand for film education, the doors of IAFT were opened to full-time filmmaking students. The school was formed with the intention of hiring graduates for the affiliates, Bigfoot Studios and Fashion TV Philippines and Singapore. IAFT now offers Certificate and Diploma programs in Filmmaking, Acting and 3D Animation, as well as short-term workshops.[1]


IAFT’s mission is to nurture the creativity and individual talents of their students, to cultivate today’s independent global filmmakers, and to build upon the entertainment traditions of Hollywood and other film capitals of the world. They place a strong emphasis on professional standards - using the latest filmmaking & acting techniques and equipment - taught by highly experienced industry professionals.


IAFT offers diploma and certificate programs in filmmaking and acting. The schools course of study includes sound design, photography, and script writing. IAFT's programs incorporate a minimum of 60 hours of internship within the professional industry, and acting programs require public performance to be undertaken regularly.[2][3]

  • Diploma Program in Filmmaking
  • Certificate Program in Filmmaking
  • Diploma Program in Performing Arts - Acting
  • Certificate Program in Performing Arts - Acting
  • Diploma Program in 3D Animation
  • Certificate Program in 3D Animation
  • Short-term Workshops e.g. On-camera Acting Workshop & Filmmaking Workshop

Notable alumni[edit]




  1. ^ Josh Elmets; Rebecca Pahle (2010-01-29). "International Academy of Film & TV Flourishes in the Philippines". Retrieved 2011-03-22. 
  2. ^ "IAFT Introduces New Approach to Practical Filmmaking Education". Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  3. ^ Bloomberg Business Week. "International Academy of Film and Television". Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  4. ^ TESDA webpage

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