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Its that time of year in Hong Kong, when life settles back to its normal sprint pace. The kids are back in school and office workers are plugged back into their desks after the summer holidays. However with only 19% of students achieving Hong Kong University places, it begs the question, if everyone has found their niche?

The sad truth about the shortage of University places in Hong Kong is that many students who can not afford to study overseas, are left at loose ends. Alternative study routes for the 58 000 students who did not get a place include private degree courses, sub-degree courses, or vocational training institutions.

Vocational courses lay the foundations for student’s continued personal and professional development and to prepare them for employment and / or further education. That has been the case for many who have joined the International Academy of Film and Television Hong Kong, looking to equip themselves before entering the film industry and enhance their employability as filmmakers.

In a filmmaking job, as in any occupation, pursuing a internationally recognised Diploma qualification can be a good step towards achieving career goals. Film school gives students’ the skills they will need for a wide variety of filmmaking jobs – whether students’ have an eye set on a directors’ role or a cinematographer job. The list of supporting roles needed to produce a feature length film are endless and lets not ignore the demand for content creation in a growing industry. The beauty of this field is truly the unlimited possibilities for new career directions.

The International Academy of Film and Television is making its mark in Hong Kong and around the world, educating future filmmakers. Offering intensive, fast-track programs guaranteeing employability in the industry in just one year. The Hong Kong Government sees the value in this for those students and offers ENLS with low interest rates for Hong Kong residents.

With options like these for students’ in Hong Kong , the future looks anything but grim. With oriented learning, focusing on skill and attribute standards demanded by today’s industry employers, we hope to see a new generation of filmmaking talent coming out of Hong Kong very soon.

Ready to start your career in filmmaking?

Click here to learn more about the Diploma in Filmmaking /Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Creative Media Production (Moving Image) QCF

Huseina Tyebkhan

Huseina Tyebkhan

IAFT Hong Kong, Campus Director