Everything you need to learn how to create professional narrative and documentary films, with training on your terms, from wherever you live while using the gear you already have.

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We'll be with you every step of the way, from concept through final cut.

Zero Risk.

Weโ€™ve helped thousands of students around the world learn the fundamentals of filmmaking since Lights Film School first launched in 2007.

Itโ€™s why we get up in the morning. โ˜•๏ธ

However, if you find that our educational approach just doesnโ€™t resonate with you, then itโ€™s in both of our best interests to refund your money and send you on your way; no hard feelings. Our desire is for everyone interested in filmmaking to realize their full creative potential, whether with us or some other way.

So what's included, exactly?

I. Screenwriting
Learn how to write a great screenplay, and understand the screenwriter's relationship to the filmmaking process.
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II. Directing
Learn how to take the director's chair like you were born for it.
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III. Cinematography
Master the fundamentals of visual storytelling.
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IV. Editing
Learn how to get from raw footage to final cut, and apply your skills in hands-on training.
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V. Sound Design
Learn how to make your film sound as good as it looks.
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๐ŸŽ Filmmaking Course Extras
Lights Film School membership extends far beyond the curriculum.
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There's more.

Our online film school extends far beyond the curriculum. As a Lights Film School student, youโ€™ll have access to community, resources, and additional features:

โ› The Workshop

Youโ€™ll complete 5 assignments, culminating in your very own short film. Our teachers will provide individualized, critical coverage to help you become a better filmmaker.

๐Ÿป The Cantina

The Cantina is a wretched hive of scum and villainy an exclusive social network for filmmakers. Here, youโ€™ll make friends around the world and perhaps even find collaborators.

๐Ÿ•ฐ Live Interactive Events

Tune into more than 20 hours of live, teacher-led lectures. Meet your classmates, dive deeper into specific areas of filmmaking, and build your powers of movie analysis.

๐ŸŽ‰ Bonus Resources!

Get access to sound effects and music collections for use in your student productions, a curated selection of professional screenplays, and on-demand access to our library of custom video tutorials.

๐Ÿ… Course Completion Certificate

When you complete the course, weโ€™ll issue you a digital course completion certificate with its own serial number, commemorating your accomplishment - plus a hand-signed physical copy upon request.

๐ŸŽ“ Alumni Program

As a graduate, youโ€™ll be invited to a private community area for continued camaraderie in your filmmaking journey and news of future alumni perks.

Is Lights Film School for You?

Our students come from diverse backgrounds, but they absolutely have two things in common: a passion for cinema, and a desire to learn. If you're willing to put in the work it takes to become a professional filmmaker, then there's a pretty good chance we can help you get there. You'll find a home at Lights Film School.

โค๏ธ Want proof? Here are some kind words from our worldwide community!