The International Academy of Film & Arts (IAFA)
The International Academy of Film & Arts (IAFA) brings together critically
acclaimed international filmmakers and artists to share their unique experiences
We're a school without borders. Students and professionals from different parts of the world meet at IAFA to exchange knowledge, ideas and information across countries and cultures.
Our online classes are streamed LIVE, and you can access the recorded files and supporting materials any time during the program. Class size is kept small to allow
interaction between students and instructor, enabling the instructor to deliver
All courses are project based – so the work you do while studying at IAFA can
potentially contribute to your portfolio.
We also host events and workshops in different cities in the U.S. and around the
world in partnership with cultural spaces and institutions. In these onsite events,
people can meet face to face with the professionals giving the lectures and
workshops. All events are streamed live, so audiences in other parts of the world
who wish to attend can follow.
We work toward building partnerships with international organizations, industry
players and festivals to create opportunities for upcoming filmmakers and artists.
Our multidisciplinary method appeals to students and professionals who are drawn
to work in an increasingly interconnected creative industry.
Students at the Academia Internacional de Cinema in Brazil.
IAFA and AIC
The International Academy of Film & Arts is located in Portland, OR, a city known for its dynamic and innovative creative community. IAFA is a sister school of the Academia Internacional de Cinema (AIC), one of the largest film schools in Latin America, with 15 years of activities, and branches in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The AIC offers more than 40 courses (accredited and continuing education) in its
two locations, as well as online programs.
The school hosts dozens of lectures and special classes along the year. Past guest speakers include Lucrecia Martel (Argentina), Sebastian Silva (Chile), Kevin MacDonald (U.K.), Robert McKee (U.S.), Evgeny Afineevsky (U.S./Russia), Wagner Moura (Brazil), Brigitte Broch (Germany/Mexico), Rodrigo Teixeira (Brazil), Jon Alpert (U.S.), Lucía Puenzo (Argentina), Vincent Moon (France), Grzegorz Kedzierski (Poland) and many others.
The AIC is known for its contribution to a thriving film market in Brazil, which has an impact throughout Latin America.
AIC's lectures by screenwriting guru Robert Mckee (Story), Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel (La Ciénaga; Zama), Brazilian producer Rodrigo Teixeira (The Witch; Frances Ha) and American writer James Schamus (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; The Ice Storm), Brazilian actor Wagner Moura (Narcos; Elite Squad), Chilean director Sebastian Silva (Chrystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus). Students at the AIC's Filmworks Film Festival 2018 and their awards.