How Film School Helps Aspiring Filmmakers

Explore the many benefits of attending film school.

For those trying to break into the industry, there is no one pathway to follow. However, schooling in film production offers many benefits that can help one secure a position in the industry. A multitude of famous filmmakers got their start going to film school. Some famous examples include:

  • Martin Scorsese
  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • George Lucas
  • Katheryn Bigelow
  • Spike Lee

Let’s take a closer look at how film school can benefit you!


Industry Connections

Firstly, attending a film program, such as the one at Trebas, will provide you with tremendous industry connections. You will learn from instructors with years of industry experience, who will help you begin your path in the film industry and connect you with key people.


Job Market

The film industry is massive, both in Canada and around the world, and it creates a tremendous number of jobs, both in front of and behind the camera.  Studying in a film program allows you to obtain greater access to those positions through connections and opportunities that the school will provide you with.


Production Training

Numerous people who want to start out in the film industry have little to no actual film experience.  The film production and post-production training that film schools provide will allow you to gain the practical skills needed to produce films.  At Trebas, you will learn essential skills and even participate in a final project where you will get to work on a short film.


Professional Equipment

Film programs also give you access to industry-standard equipment that will prepare you for working on various projects across the film sector.  Trebas will teach you both production and post-production techniques with our equipment labs and editing rooms, ensuring you are ready for work.


Networking and Community

Going to a film school also provides you with an incredible opportunity to network and build relationships within a community.  Through getting to know both students and instructors, you will develop ideas and work together with others, sharing knowledge and techniques.



The format of a film school also brings a structure that many people need when learning a new skill or trade.  Through theoretical and practical classes, you can develop a routine of learning and practice that will help you hone your skills and gain confidence.


Time and Commitment

Taking a film program also forces you to put the required amount of time into honing your craft and learning new skills, something that can be incredibly difficult if you are balancing it with other classes or work. Commitment to a full-time, year-long program such as the one at Trebas will prepare you extensively for working on large projects in the future.



In closing, film school offers tremendous opportunities for aspiring filmmakers to hone their craft with industry-standard equipment, learn from experienced instructors, network, become part of a community, and gain key opportunities for future jobs.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in the Film Industry, then our Film & Television Production and Post-Production Program at Trebas Institute Toronto could be for you!

To learn more about our Film & Television Production and Post-Production, and how you can apply, visit the program page by clicking the link below.



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