FAQ


No. During the course you will have access to native translators.
lodging, including breakfast and dinner
transportation from the airport upon arrival in the host country
transportation to the airport departing from the host country
a production budget
equipment
instruction
1 excursion within the host country
welcome dinner
film screening in the host country
wrap party
While we do not offer college credit for our courses, many students work with their university/college to receive credit for the courses we offer.
Film in Action provides equipment, but you are allowed to bring your own equipment. We strongly suggest you obtain travel insurance for your equipment.
You will be met at the airport by a local driver who will escort you to your place of lodging. Once everyone arrives you will be met by your instructors.
Film in Action works with you and the NGO to utilize the film to promote the work of the NGO. You will maintain access to the films that you have created and are able to take all your footage away with you if you provide a personal hard disk. The choice to give the raw footage to your NGO is your decision.
You will stay in safe, comfortable accommodations that are centrally located, providing access to local culture events and activities.
During the week, Monday through Friday, you will be involved in an intensive program. You will have your weekends, Saturday and Sunday, to engage in personal activities, trips or travel.
Many students travel prior beginning and after the course ends. We ask that you be mindful that Film in Action is only responsible for your lodging, food and transportation while the course is in session.
During the course you will have medical emergency travel insurance through Film in Action.
Apply online and complete the Film In Action Student Application . Once we review your application, we will schedule an interview via phone, Skype, FaceTime or Google+. Within five days, you will receive a detailed email response that will inform you of your application status. Upon receiving your acceptance letter, you will be guided through submitting the required paperwork and the payment process.
Anyone with a passion for filmmaking and storytelling is invited to apply.
Absolutely! Our student’s skill level and experience range from novice to advanced.
Our first concern is your well-being and safety during all of our Documentary Outreach Courses, We constantly review all aspect of our courses to ensure your safety in every chosen location.
In the event a workshop must be canceled, due to unforeseen circumstances, all fees and deposits will be refunded in full or may be transferred to a future workshop. If you are unable or choose not to attend a workshop you have registered for, a refund schedule will apply.  Please contact us for more details.
Many of the countries we visit have specific immunization requirements for entry. We provide suggested health care tips for each course. However, we suggest you consult with your travel doctor, as early as possible, prior to traveling. Some vaccinations must be taken several weeks prior to travel.

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