Amsterdam Film School has been a faculty of the Nederlandse Academie voor Beeldcreatie since June 2020.

Fiction Director

Direct your own movie!


Documentary Director

Tell your own story


Short courses

Courses for everyone


About us

The Amsterdam Film School, offers a wide range of courses in the field of Camera Acting, Directing Documentary, Editing and Directing Fiction. The duration of these courses is a maximum of one year. Our courses are given by the best people in the film industry and are suitable for both novice and experienced makers. Journalists, directors, photographers, writers, young makers, self-taught and career-switchers, all of whom follow (d) a study at AFS.

Join us at Amsterdam Film School.
Your story is worth it!

Network of filmmakers

Our camera actors are trained, among other things, to eventually play a leading role in one of the short films of our directing fiction students. The editors of the Montage Montage assemble the films of the documentary and fiction students to come to the best story together. In this way you build up a large network during your study, which you will also benefit from after your time at Amsterdam Film School.


Making a film is discovering and developing your own style and vision. The small-scale classes at Amsterdam Film School are practice-oriented so that you can get started right away. If our passionate teachers do not teach, they are on the set so they can share relevant, experience and knowledge with you. Together with our professional teaching team we are happy to help you realize your own short film. This way you have something tangible for a flying (through) start of your career.

Part time learning

You are taught 5 hours per week and, in addition, you study on average about 3 to 8 hours a week at home. You can follow the lessons both during the day and in the evening. In addition to the entire program, it is also possible to choose a single module. For example, are you a professional scriptwriter and do you want to develop yourself in the field of visual language? Then you can follow our module Cinematography.

Learning by doing

Do you want to make your own film or documentary? Or do you like to act in a film or do you want to make sound by picture? At Amsterdam Film School you learn everything by doing it because the practice is the best teacher.

Each lesson has a balance of 50% practice and 50% theory. Where possible, we apply the knowledge directly. The curriculum is divided into a logical sequence of all necessary disciplines to make your own film or documentary.

To make this as easy as possible for you as a student of Amsterdam Film School you can rent our equipment free of charge.