AboutFilm In Action runs specialized filmmaking courses overseas for students from all over the world. We are a team of filmmakers from the UK and the USA with many years of experience in the creative industries and working in developing countries. We design short courses that have an emphasis on experiential learning. We are founded on the belief that film and media can be a force for positive change in the world and an opportunity to give a voice to people and issues that need to be heard.
Mission & Vision
Our StoryAs filmmakers and educators, we met while teaching documentary filmmaking courses throughout Ecuador, Cambodia and Kenya. We worked with film students who traveled from foreign countries to learn the art of storytelling, while immersed in the country and culture of their characters. There, we saw first hand that the experience was about so much more than filmmaking, with both students and teachers learning about themselves through the challenges and excitement of life in our host country.
To spend time with inspired young filmmakers had a huge impact on us and on our approach to teaching. Experiencing the power of filmmaking bringing light to stories, issues and people who would otherwise have no voice, we decided to develop and run our own experiential courses. Thus, Film In Action was born.
We provide a platform for students from all different backgrounds and disciplines to have a life affirming learning experience abroad while supporting organizations, communities, and people who have stories that need to be heard. We facilitate a variety of specialized creative courses, all rooted in the belief that film can be a force for positive change in the world. It is our intent that, through Film In Action, we enable others to be a part of this journey.
We have Documentary Outreach courses this summer. If you’re interested in taking part then we want to hear from you…inspiration and adventure awaits!Get Involved