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Learn how to produce an independent film.


From choosing the right projects and properly packaging them for market to building pitch decks, budgets, schedules and finance plans and working with investors. Learn how to get films from pre-production through post-production, and ready for market.


The Independent Film Producing course offers a foundation for beginners or for producers with some previous experience who want to go out and produce a feature or short film. You will be expected to bring a script/project to work with by the second week of the course.


Week by week, you will learn how to:


  • find the proper project for your slate.
  • properly package your film with all the necessary documents, team, talent, etc to get it into production.
  • raise money for your films.
  • deal with the ins and outs of proper pre-production.
  • run an effective, efficient, and safe set.
  • oversee post production while still finding a home for the film.
  • get the most out of your film for your team, your investors, and you.


The highlight of each week is a 1-hour class taught LIVE, where you can interact directly with the instructor and other classmates. You can also access recorded files of the classes and supporting materials at any time during the course. After each class, the students work on assignments and practical exercises, and receive feedback from the instructor. At the end of the course, you will have developed your own project.





*Image above: Producer Sean Patrick Burke on the set of As You Are, which won a Special Jury Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. 


  • Online LIVE class meets Wednesdays

    6 PM U.S. Pacific Standard Time (PST)

    9 PM U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST)


    *If you miss the real-time, LIVE class, you can access the recorded version of the class, as well as supporting materials, any time during the course.


    Class size limited to 20 students.

    Instructor's location: Seattle/Tacoma, WA.

    Language: English.


    Certificate issued by IAFA upon completion of the course.