Accelerate Your Filmmaking Career

Our filmmaking program is known around the world for its hands-on teaching style that gets students working with top-tier gear and leading industry professionals. Maine Media faculty are career cinematographers, directors, editors, screenwriters, filmmakers, and actors who take time out from working in their field to share their knowledge with students from around the world who want to hone their craft, and be inspired in their artistic vision.

Alumni of the workshops include director Alejandro González Iñárritu, winner of 2015 Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay (Birdman), and the 2016 Oscar for Best Director (The Revenant); Laura Poitras, winner of the 2015 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature (Citizenfour), Emmy-winning director Michelle MacLaren (Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The X-Files, and The Walking Dead), actor/writer/producer John Leguizamo (Bloodline, Ice Age), Oscar-Winning Director of Photography Russell Carpenter (Titanic, True Lies), Rodrigo Prieto, the acclaimed cinematographer of Brokeback Mountain, Babel, and The Wolf of Wall Street, and 3 Time Emmy Award-winning cinematographer, and current Maine Media faculty, Zach Zamboni (Anthony Bourdain's: "Parts Unknown")

If you are looking to come for more than a one week course, whether to immerse yourself fully in your learning, or to produce and make a film, then check out our Multi-Week Programs and Intensives in Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Documentary Film and more!