Filmbites film-making students have had their work screened in the Revelation, St Kilda, and Flickerfest festivals. Many have gone on the study film-making at tertiary level and have worked on numerous local film sets in a range of roles.

Recent student James Dudfield’s film Escape From Fremantle, which he wrote and directed, was chosen for inclusion in the 2021 ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards National Screenings Tour – Teen’s Tales.


Learn the fundamentals for film making, from story to editing.

AGES: 11 – 15 years

FEE: $350 pr term

HOW TO ENROL: Click the enrol button or go to the enrol page to book your place online. Enrolments are open until week 3 of Term 3.

This course is designed to get young film-makers up to speed with the skills, tools and processes to produce their own films using a DSLR camera, handling depth of field, exposure and lighting. They also learn about recording sound, importing footage and sound, basic editing and exporting.

Each week they engage in practical, hands-on exercises that test and increase their technical knowledge and require creative decision making, communication and teamwork.

In term 2, students will experience an exciting introduction into the art of filmmaking by making an entire short film with the class – covering such roles as writer/deviser, director, lighting, camera and sound. 

2021 class


Thurs 4:30 – 6pm 


This year long course develops the young film-makers understanding of the film-making processes.

FEE: $400 pr term

AGES: 14 – 17yrs

HOW TO ENROL: Click the enrol button or go to the enrol page to book your place online. Enrolments are open until week 3 of Term 3.


Students analyse choices made by the director and heads of department in key scenes from successful movies. By critiquing key choices and breaking down all the components of the scene, students gain an appreciation of the thought process and deliberate practice that go into story and filmmaking, and gain an insight into how they might apply this to their films. Practical exercises throughout the term allow them to explore choices and techniques to apply in their own filmed exercises. Students recreate a key scene from a film as closely as possible, then adapt the same scene using their own unique choices. In semester 2, students each write, direct and edit their own 2-minute short, whilst contributing to other student’s films in key crew roles.


A year-long course that explores the role of the cinematographer (DP) and their relationship with the director. Students deepen their understanding of lighting, camera and mise en scene. Filmed outcomes include a group production and a paired production between director and DP.

Intermediate Film-making classes 2021


Sat 10am to 12pm (Year 1)