IAFT Cebu, Philippines is a film school that delivers an educational experience that reflects Hollywood roots and traditions .Founded in 2004, IAFT Cebu offers Certificate and Diploma programs in film , acting and 3D animation that include significant amounts of hands-on practical experience under the care and guidance of recognized industry mentors. IAFT Cebu was also voted as one of the best film schools in the world by the respected Hollywood Reporter.
Our Film 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 film-making, screenwriting, acting, 3D and motion graphics.
IAFT Cebu is also accredited by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and is eligible to accept students from the US military under various VA programs including the Chapter 30, Chapter 31, Chapter 33(otherwise known as the Post 9/11 GI Bill), Chapter 35 program and the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)program. Eligible members of the Armed Forces and their dependents may now apply for IAFT’s various Filmmaking, Acting and 3D Animation programs and be granted up to the full amount in tuition fees for multiple programs, as well as a housing allowance and a stipend for books and supplies.
If you are a US military veteran or a dependent and want to study filmmaking, acting or 3D animation at a VA approved film college in the Philippines , please contact email@example.com or sign up here for more info.
IAFT is also listed on WEAMS institution search and can be found via the United States Department of Veterans Affairs website page here.
IAFT Cebu's programs are registered and recognized by the Republic of The Philippines’ Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA). IAFT Cebu has a slightly different calendar/program structure than other IAFT campuses.
CEBU: A FILMMAKER’S PARADISE
When the cameras stop rolling after classes and during the weekends, IAFT film school and acting 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 Philippine 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 actor, filmmaker or 3D animation artist into a reality. IAFT Cebu, Philippines 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 IAFT Cebu for your final two terms. Start yourdiploma 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 here to learn more about the IAFT Cebu advantage. We look forward to hearing from you!
It's more fun filming in the Philippines! IAFT acting and filmmaking students on location in Cebu.
Acting Performance Night at IAFT Cebu.
3D animation scene using Autodesk Maya.
IAFT Cebu acting student and filmmakers using a green screen.
The acting student's perform before a huge crowd in the acting studio.
Outdoor film shoot by the film students.
The acting students prepare before their performance of the Zombie Monologues.
IAFT film student and mentor shoot the acting performance rehearsal.
A scene from the 3D animated short film "Charlie with Big Hands" by IAFT student Rica Cueto, created using Autodesk Maya.
IAFT's acting program perform at the film school's open house event.
IAFT's acting students perform at regular performance nights in Cebu.
An IAFT film school student on a location shoot.
3D Animation Students are required to make their own 3D model.
Acting students perform in front of an invited crowd of guests at the Acting Performance Night.
Participants of the Open House join a filmmaking class at IAFT Cebu.
Acting Performance Night in the IAFT Cebu Acting Studio
IAFT filmmaking mentor teaches participants in the Open House
Filmmaking student on location In Cebu - IAFT Cebu
International Academy Of Film And Television - Location shooting and sound production.
International Academy Of Film And Television Students in Action
Television Filmmaking Students operating a Blackmagic camera.
Students collaborate in the IAFT Student Lounge
IAFT film school students take class to the beach for a special session on lighting and angles.