IAFT Cebu delivers an educational experience that reflects Hollywood roots and traditions. Located on the island of Mactan in Cebu, Philippines. Founded in 2004, IAFT Cebu is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, offering Certificate and Diploma programs that include significant amounts of hands-on practical experience under the care and guidance of recognized industry mentors.
The school has a specialized curriculum that combines theory with practical application under the mentorship of leading industry professionals. In addition to its finely tuned Certificate and Diploma programs in Filmmaking, 3D Animation, and the Performing Arts, IAFT often conducts various Short-Term Workshops on topics such as Da Vinci color correction, animation, editing, acting and more.
IAFT Cebu, Philippines is accredited under the Republic of The Philippines’ Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) and the Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC). Due to our accreditation, IAFT Cebu has a slightly different calendar/program structure than other IAFT campuses. Please check the IAFT comparison chart to see more specifics:
CEBU: A FILMMAKER’S PARADISE
When the cameras stop rolling after classes and during the weekends, IAFT students can take advantage of the diverse activities Cebu has to offer. Dubbed as the Queen City of the South, Cebu has a rich tapestry of cultural and social attractions. With its lush island backdrop including white-sand beaches and striking mountainous regions, Cebu truly is a paradise all its own.
The city itself brims with a colorful history as the oldest township established in the Philippines, where Magellan landed on that fateful night in April of 1521 and planted his famous cross. History buffs will undoubtedly want to explore the city’s museums and monuments such as the quaint Santo Niño Basilica and Museum off Osmeña Avenue, built in 1565 to house the likeness of the infant Jesus.
Those in search of relaxation and rest will breathe a sigh of relief at Cebu’s five-star resorts and scenic beaches near such top tourist destinations as the Shangri-La Resort & Spa. Surrounding Cebu are some of the world’s best diving spots, including Mactan Island, famous for its renowned coral reefs.
One of the most famous festivals in the Philippines, the Sinulog Festival remains one of the raucous celebrations of Filipino culture and tradition. Celebrated in late January, this festival is renowned for its wild and colorful parades. Much like New Orleans’ Mardi Gras but with a flavor all its own, you will find people dancing in the streets and partying all day and night.
And once the sun sets, visitors will discover Cebu’s nightlife to be as eclectic as the island itself, with international cuisine from all corners of the globe, and nightclubs pumping music late into the evenings. Whether studying hard or taking it easy, Cebu is the ideal location for those searching for a unique educational experience.
The International Academy of Film and Television is here to help you turn your dreams of being an actors and filmmaker into a reality. IAFT Cebu has been helping aspiring filmmakers find their place in the film and television industry since 2004. Our industry-experienced mentors will help you learn exactly what you need to know to help start your career.
SMALL CLASS SIZES – HANDS-ON LEARNING
INDUSTRY VETERAN MENTORS – AFFORDABLE TUITION
THE IAFT GLOBAL EDGE: We aren’t just the Academy of Film and Television; we are the International Academy of Film and Television. When you study with us, you can divide your study at multiple campuses. Take the first two terms in LA, then head to here for your final two terms. Start your diploma program here in Cebu, then move to Antwerp to finish. Or, take one term at four different campuses. There are lots of possibilities! With our global network of graduates, we are touching the entertainment industry world-wide.
Contact our admissions team to learn more about the IAFT Cebu advantage. We look forward to hearing from you!