IAFT Advantage

Graduate Testimonials

  • Cebu

    ELI RAZO

    Certificate Program in Performing Arts-Acting 2012 - IAFT Cebu

    “IAFT was the springboard of my being in the entertainment industry. It was there, that all opportunities started.” – Eli Razo

    Associate Producer Go Go Heart Workshop Series: Manila, Cebu, Ilo-Ilo City Philippines.

    AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS:

    • Best Actor: Feeling the Faith 2012 Sinulog Film Festival
    • Best Actor: Mindanao Film Festival 2014
    • Director, Producer and Writer of the short film “Leyenda” for the 2016 Sinulog Film Festival:
      Leyenda Awards
      – Jury Special Citation Prize For Artistic Direction
      – Best in Production Design
      – Best in Packaging
      – Nominated for Best in Musical Score
      – Nominated for Best Director
  • TM MALONES

    Diploma Program in Filmmaking 2012 - IAFT Cebu

    “I’m a proud graduate of IAFT Cebu. I’m from Iloilo City where we don’t have formalized trainings in filmmaking. IAFT prepared me for opportunities I encountered along the way. I had so much fun and I met talented students who eventually became my family in making films. IAFT will lay the groundwork to a successful filmmaking career.” –TM Malones

    Filmmaker/Director at Dark Media Creations andPhotographer at Malones Photography

    AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS:

    • TM Malones represented the new breed cinema by his debut film, “SALVI : Ang Pagpadayon” in Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival 2013 “All-‐Masters Edition.” The film was produced by Film Development Council of the Philippines with Dark Media Creations Production.
    • Sulyap Kultura Award by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) – 2016
    • First Place Winner: Sineng Pambansa Iloilo International Film Festival Iloilo City, Philippines (2013)
    • Best Thesis Film: International Academy of Film and Television Batch 4-11 (2012)
  • Hong Kong

    Natalia Nie

    Diploma Program in Filmmaking - IAFT Hong Kong

    “I was born in Moscow, Russia. I hold an Economics Degree from the University of Cambridge, and upon arriving in Hong Kong, trained with the Russian Ballet. After graduating from the Certificate Program in Performance art – Acting with IAFT HK, I enrolled in the Diploma Program in Filmmaking. For me, IAFT is about the people. It is a warm, welcoming community of talented, creative, and inspirational professionals from the field of acting and filmmaking. The teaching approach is very personal and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. I cannot recommend it highly enough!” – Natalia Nie

  • Bevan Mall

    BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Creative Media Production - IAFT Hong Kong

    “For as long as I can remember, I have had an interest in films. After much consideration, I decided to pursue filmmaking seriously. With limited knowledge, I decided that the first step would be to study filmmaking. That’s when I got to know IAFT. I started with Independent Filmmaking, and am now enrolled in the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Creative Media Production. Personally, this has been a great experience for me as it has provided many opportunities for me to grow and learn the ins and outs of what goes into filmmaking, not to mention meeting people with the same interests.

    In the near future, I have definite plans to venture into the Nepalese Film industry as it has always been the core aspect of my inspiration. Either way, local or international, I wish to be part of this progressive and vibrant environment which I am sincerely passionate about, and IAFT is making that possible.” – Bevan Mall

  • Gary Brown

    Diploma Program in Filmmaking 2015 - IAFT Hong Kong

    “I enrolled in the 6-month Certificate in Filmmaking Program in January 2014 to further my skills in not only scriptwriting but cinematography, editing, production, sound, lighting and more. It was during this time that I also discovered my love of making documentaries, enjoying the very human aspects of telling real life stories. I enjoyed the whole filmmaking and learning experience so much that I decided to extend onto the full 1-year Diploma course, graduating from IAFT with my Diploma in Filmmaking. I set up ManBright Films Ltd in Hong Kong, a small company offering Production services such as Editing , Scriptwriting, Fixing and Camera work, and Documentary making.
    In the summer of 2015, through IAFT, I gained an internship at Video ChaCHa in Wanchai, and am now a fully fledged freelance member of Video ChaCha.
    I have also taken on filming and editing work through 2 IAFT mentors, Steven Ballantyne (with EPM Asia Ltd) and Seth Henderson (with F8 Photography), and am building my portfolio of work.” – Gary Brown

    Set up ManBright Films Ltd, Video ChaCha Freelance Member

    AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS:

    • ManBright Films Ltd
    • Internship at Video ChaCHa in Wanchai
    • Freelance member of Video ChaCha
    • Filming and Editing work through 2 IAFT mentors, Steven Ballantyne (with EPM Asia Ltd) and Seth Henderson (with F8 Photography)