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Now accepting applications for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023!

The Colorado Film School offers an unusually comprehensive variety of emphasis areas: Writing/Directing, Writing/Producing, Screenwriting, Post Production, Cinematography, and Acting/Directing for the Screen in our 75 credit AAS and 51 credit Certificate programs.

Our students hail from Colorado, most of the states in the US and a wide variety of locations throughout the world including: Britain, France, Germany, Austria, Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Sweden, Canada, China, Japan, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Ghana, and South Africa.

We have an excellent faculty of working professionals with impressive industry credentials and connections, who are skilled teachers and mentors. Many have MFA degrees from the finest film schools in the world. All of our faculty and all of our courses focus on the primacy of story and the development of a unique voice in each of our students.

The Denver metro area offers a rich and varied cultural setting, and our famous mountains and ski resorts are only an hour away. Colorado’s 7,992 creative enterprises employ roughly 186,000 individuals, the fifth largest employment sector in the state. Film and media are the backbone of the creative economy worldwide, and Colorado’s creative sector is growing faster than the nation as a whole. Colorado’s Film Incentive program is small but growing. Three recently incentivized films premiered at Sundance and immediately found cash distribution deals.

Our innovative software program FS Greenlight immerses students in industry standards, process, markets and practices as they write, plan, shoot and edit more than 1200 films per year.  Through this environment, CFS students understand film industry inner workings in a way that is unique among film schools, giving our graduates a competitive advantage over even the most highly touted and expensive MFA programs in the world.

Please compare our facilities, faculty, infrastructure, curriculum, cost, mission, and the quality of our student work to any film school in the world. We pride ourselves on a challenging yet supportive environment for the collaborative creation of original work and craft mastery.

We are actively seeking imaginative students who are focused, energetic, ambitious, and eager to hone their professional skills for entry into a highly competitive field.

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We are the new and rising force in film/video/media education, and we challenge you to join us!