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FlipsideTV & the SoCal Film Festival Present
The SoCal Film Academy:
Master Classes in Film Production & Screenwriting.

Create.  Produce.  Edit.  Premiere.
Affordable and Practical Experiences in Filmmaking & Screenwriting.

Online and On-Site Classes Available.


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Enroll in Master Classes in Screenwriting, Producing, and Production. Learn all aspects of filmmaking, from script to screen, with the SoCal Film Academy.

The SoCal Film Academy is presented by FlipsideTV and the SoCal Film Festival. Whether you are just starting out or looking to refine your skills, the Master Classes aim to give you the experience you need to understand what it takes to work in the entertainment industry and by providing practical experience while building your resume. Let us help you Master your trade!

Master Classes On-Site (classroom/studio) participants work together in teams and will have unique opportunities to work on original short films, established reality shows, and/or an original web series. The production teams will allow members to become familiar with the varying aspects of filmmaking, including directing, producing, editing, acting, writing and working on the production crew. Teams work with quality equipment and gain practical experience.  You will have the chance to work on your area of expertise while also becoming familiar with all aspects of the process.

In On-Site Production Courses You Will get to work on and earn a credit in a project that has worldwide distribution and you will have a premiere at an established film festival.  How’s that for a resume builder? Additionally, you will have access to exclusive online resources!

In Online Screenwriting, Marketing & Distribution Courses You Will learn the ins and outs of screenwriting from start to finish with professional script coverage; you will learn how to market your project from an experienced professional; you will gain insight and access to the mystery of distribution from an insider’s perspective.  We can give you insight into the mind of the festival director as well as the movie buyer!

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