afilm International Film Workshops

Q: What makes AFILM different from a university program?

A: Afilm international film school seeks to promote that which makes it unique- a personalized, English language international working environment featuring small groups, an emphasis on creative, visual storytelling and the creation of narrative feature films, with a hands-on, professional approach, in a very limited time span with minimum tuition fees. During the Introduction programme, for example, students have the opportunity to create three short films (one 16mm), and crew on many other productions, including a feature film production.  In the Feature Film programme, students collectively create a feature film.

Q: Without a Bachelor of Arts degree, can I still apply to AFILM?

A: A BA is not required to apply to afilm. Upon successful completion of your program, you would be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Q: What submission materials are best to send with my application?

A: For each program, we encourage you to submit links of sample works which best define you as a storyteller and an artist.

Q: Can I apply to more than one program? 

A: Students may not apply to the Introduction to Filmmaking program and the advanced Digital Feature Film program at the same time.

Q: How many students are accepted?

A: All Workshops and Certificate programs at afilm accept less tan 10 students per group, and in most cases, are limited to 5, to ensure sufficient hands-on, practical training.

Q: How old must I be to apply to AFILM?

A: All of the programs at afilm are very challenging.  Most of our students have previous studies (though not necessarily in film), and/ or experience.  The average age is mid to late 20’s, as the programs bring together students with the maturity, drive and world experience necessary to cope with afilm’s intense training.

Q: Are all students who complete the INTRODUCTION TO FILMMAKING program welcome into the advanced DIGITAL FEATURE FILM program the following year?

A: Acceptance into the Digital Feature Film program upon the successful completion of the Introduction to Filmmaking program is by invitation only.  Introduction students are evaluated on the basis of the quality of their work, attendance and participation in the program, collaboration, professional attitude and creative potential. The Digital Feature Film program accepts only a very limited number of students.

Q: Are scholarships available?

A: afilm is entirely independent, receiving no State funding.  Hence, we can offer no financial aid.  We encourage students to seek scholarship funding from other sources.

Q: If not accepted once, is there any point in applying again?

A: We encourage you to acquire more experience and create new works prior to re-applying.  Once you have enhanced your application we encourage you to schedule an appointment to further discuss your application process.

Q: When can I visit Afilm?

A: Visits to Afilm are by appointment only.  Please contact to schedule an appointment.


The European Union has enacted the EU General Data Protection Regulation / GDPR, which takes effect at the end of May 2018 and relates to personal data and how companies hold your personal data and what they do with it.   Protecting your private information is our top priority.

What Personal Information is Collected and How is it used?

The only personal information you provide to us is your email and name  to receive our newsletter and/ or occasional email with film project, course or workshop information.

· We do not sell or distribute your email and name to anyone or any organization, ever.

What about Cookies?

Our website uses cookies (both essential and non-essential), which means that some of them are necessary for the normal functionality of the website – i.e. they do not contain personal identifiers and cannot be declined as they are required to run the website. Other cookies may be used for internal analytics (see the next paragraphs below about Google Analytics) that contain top-level data – IP address and overall top-level location, as well as browser or OS, uses to access the site – and those are used in order to better your experience when browsing our website.

You have an option to decline such cookies via the opt-in plugin, which you have probably already seen when you load the website for the first time – you will get an automatic popup advising you that you can either accept or decline such cookies.  You can also disable cookies in your browser.

None of the information within such non-essential cookies is shared with third parties and is solely used for internal purposes in order for us to ensure the best possible experience for our visitors.

Interest-based ads and Google Analytics

We use popular and common analytics apps such as Google Analytics to track the performance of our website, which may include IP addresses and other top-level visitor data – such as which country you are visiting from and what browse you use. We cannot see your address, name, email and other personal identifiable data, which shows in the Google Analytics reports to track the performance of the website.

We use those reports to improve the website and see what content is read from where, so we can better serve the needs of our readership base.

This information gives us a general idea whether people use mobile devices or desktops to access our website and also which channels they come from – for example, some of you use Google to find us, others have clicked on a link to an article on a social media website such as Twitter or Facebook that we have shared.

We also may generate top-level reports of the general visitors for a specific time. We use this information for internal purposes such as making sure the site can load in a reasonable time without placing a strain on our servers.

We have never and never will share your name or email address (which we only have access to from our email database – in the way that you have submitted voluntarily). Such information is not even available from the Google Analytics reports.

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This notice is compulsory reading and regulates the conditions for use that have to be observed and respected by users of this website. This notice should be read carefully, as accessing the site and using the materials it contains implies that the user has read and accepted, without exception, the following conditions.

  • 1. General
  • 2. Terms of use for the website
  • 3. Intellectual property rights
  • 4. Limitations on liability
  • 5. Privacy policy
  • 6. General Contract Terms

1. General

In accordance with Spain’s Law on Information-Society Services and e-Commerce and other supplementary legislation, you are informed that this website is owned by Afilm International Film Workshops (AFILM SCP), referred to hereinafter as Afilm, whose registered address is Calle Parellades 39 1o 1a, 08870 Sitges Barcelona, Spain, and whose Tax Code is J64935596.

2. Terms of use for the website

User access to our website is free of charge, though subject to having read these GENERAL OF TERMS OF USE in full, in the version in force at the time of access, and accepting them in their entirety, expressly and without reservation before using the site, hence the need to read them carefully. Users not consenting to these terms of use must refrain from using this portal and operating within it.

Afilm, as part of its activities, makes content available to users so that they may use them rationally and in the interests of their information needs for teaching, academic, or other such purposes; users are not, however, entitled to use said content for commercial purposes; furthermore, usage does not imply any relations of a professional, mercantile or employment nature between the users and Afilm, except where specifically provided for.

Access to our website is free of charge and no prior subscription or registration is required. However, for certain services – particularly for registering for our courses – users may be required to subscribe and to fill in the relevant forms. All such cases will be duly signalled as such, users being informed case by case of the procedure to follow for arranging the relevant registration. All matters pertaining to those special services and restricted access are subject to the internal regulations of Afilm, which must be complied with by all users.

Users are to access our website in good faith, and in accordance with public-order provisions, with these general terms of use and, where applicable, with any specific terms of use stated. Users access our website under their own sole liability, and they shall be accountable in all cases for any loss or damage their usage may entail for third parties or for ourselves.

Users are expressly forbidden from using and obtaining the services and contents provided in this website through procedures other than those stipulated in these terms of use and, where applicable, the procedures set down in the special terms applying to the acquisition of certain services.

This website contains links and hyperlinks leading to other websites run by third parties not associated with our organisation. Accordingly, Afilm cannot provide any guarantees regarding the contents or information provided in those websites, or as regards their being truthful and up-to-date, and Afilm shall thus not be held responsible for any loss or damage of any kind that may stem from the use of those other websites not associated with our own.

We are entitled to change the presentation and configuration of our website and the services and contents provided, unilaterally and without advance notice.

3. Intellectual property rights

Afilm is either the holder or the licensee of the intellectual property rights to all the contents of this website (including, but not limited to, all the components making up the visual presentation, graphic image and other sensory stimuli in the pages that make up the website, ie, the look and feel, as well as all brands, logos, trade names, texts, reviews and commentaries, images, graphics, designs, sounds, databases, programs, flow charts, and the presentation, the navigation architecture and the source code for the pages). In all cases, Afilm holds the pertinent consent for using the various items of content that make up this website.

Afilm expressly authorises reproduction of the contents of this website for private use. Afilm adds, however, that since the website draws on many unpaid contributions, this authorisation does not include reproducing, transforming or making use in general of the contents of this website in any other way, by whatever procedure, for commercial ends or for gain.

Apart from the authorisation for private use mentioned in the previous paragraph, or unless otherwise explicitly authorised, accessing the website does not imply that any other permission regarding its contents is granted, or the granting of any rights for transferring, licensing or assigning those contents, whether in full or in part.

Afilm shall not be held responsible for this website being tampered with or manipulated by third parties.

Lastly, in the context of the dissemination of the contents provided by this website, third parties are expressly authorised to link to Afilm’s website, provided that they are not for commercial ends or for gain. Such links must in all cases warn users that they are accessing Afilm’s website, and the relevant URL for this website must be visible in the users’ browser.

The addition of such links by third parties does not imply the existence of any association between Afilm and the owners of these sites.

4. Limitations on liability

In providing users with access to this website, our aim is to offer a range of services and content of high quality, applying the maximum diligence in providing these services and content and in the technological means used. Nevertheless, even though Afilm has adopted the security measures available from the technology currently available, Afilm  cannot guarantee that the website is completely free of viruses or other harmful components, Afilm shall thus not be held responsible in this respect.

Afilm declines all liability stemming from or potentially stemming from the use made by users of the information and other contents of this website.

Even though every necessary precaution has been taken to provide up-to-date, accurate information in this website, Afilm cannot guarantee that all the information is fully up-to-date and free from errors or omissions.

The opinions appearing in the publications and articles that can be accessed via the website belong to their respective authors. Likewise, Afilm declines all liability for the information and content of all kinds accessible through this website but provided by third parties, particularly liability for loss or damage of any kind as stated above, and any loss or damage that may arise on account of: (i) the absence of or deficiency in the information provided for users, or its truthfulness, accuracy and sufficiency; (ii) infringements of the rights of consumers and users; (iii) infringements of intellectual property rights, or the perpetration of acts of unfair competition or illicit advertising; (iv) the infringement of data-protection rights, professional secrecy and the rights to honour, to personal and family privacy, and to personal image; and (v) any breach in general of any applicable law, custom or code of conduct.

Users accept full liability for their use of our website, and they are solely responsible for any direct or indirect effect that may ensue for the website, including, but not limited to, any adverse economic, technical or legal repercussions, and also any disappointment of the expectations entertained with regard to our portal, the users undertaking not to hold Afilm liable for any claims stemming directly or indirectly from the occurrence concerned, without detriment to the parties’ contractual rights stemming from enrolment in any of our courses of study.

Afilm assures compliance with its duties under the Spanish Law on Information-Society Services and e-Commerce as a service provider in that society.

All matters pertaining to our website are governed solely by the laws of Spain. In the event of any dispute or disagreement arising between the parties over the interpretation or content of this website, all parties shall accept the jurisdiction of the courts and tribunals of Barcelona, expressly waiving any jurisdiction of their own.

Afilm reserves the right to suspend access to its website temporarily for reasons connected with improving or maintaining it or revising its content or programming, or any other reason.

The general terms of use may change at any time, and thus users should check the date of establishment each time they visit our website, so as to be sure that no change affecting them has come about.

5. Privacy policy

Consult the privacy policy above.

6. General Contract Terms

Entering into a contract for the academic services offered through the website, owned by Afilm International Film Workshops (AFILM SCP) (hereinafter, “Afilm”), implies acceptance of the following General Contract Terms (hereinafter, “the General Terms”).

  • I. Acceptance and availability of the General Terms
  • II. Purpose
  • III. Features of the service
  • IV. Applicable legislation
  • V. Modification of the General Terms
  • VI. Contract and right of withdrawal
  • VII. Payment
  • VII. Use of the service and liabilities
  • IX. Applicable law and jurisdiction
  • X. Notices
  • XI. Severability

I. Acceptance and availability of the General Terms

By accepting these General Terms, you state:

  • That you are of legal age and have the necessary legal capacity to enter into binding agreements or, if applicable, you have the authorization of your guardian to do so.
  • That you have read, understand and accept these General Terms.

II. Purpose

The purpose of these General Terms is to contract the academic services offered by Afilm  through its website, ie, completing enrolment in one of the courses or programmes on offer.

Afilm’s identifying data are given in point 1 of this Legal Notice.

III. Features of the service

Through its website, Afilm offers private, independent, education services both within Catalonia, mainly to the Spanish and International markets.

IV. Applicable legislation

These General Terms are subject to the provisions of:

  • Law 7/1998, of 13 April, on the general terms of contracts;
  • Legislative Royal Decree 1/2007, of 16 November, approving the Consolidated Text of the General Law on the Protection of Consumers and Users and other complementary laws;
  • Law 22/2010, of 20 July, on the Catalan Consumer Code;
  • Organic Law 15/1999, of 13 December, on Personal Data Protection;
  • European General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679;
  • Law 34/2002, of 11 July, concerning Information Society and Electronic Commerce Services.

V. Modification of the General Terms

Afilm may modify these General Terms, after giving sufficient advance notice thereof to the students, with the goal of improving the services and products offered through It will be considered that this obligation to notify is fulfilled with the modification of the General Terms set forth on Afilm’s website. In any case, before using the services or entering into a contract for the products offered on the website, students are advised to read the General Terms.

VI. Contract and right of withdrawal

The contracting process, ie, the completion of enrolment, will be developed in line with the periods set in Afilm’s academic deadlines and through the online channels established for this process on Afilm’s website.

In order to complete enrolment, students must meet all the requirements set for enrolment on the corresponding course or programme. After completing the enrolment process, the student will receive a confirming email. This email does not imply that the student has been admitted to Afilm. Admission is conditional upon meeting the admission requirements stipulated by Afilm for each of its qualifications.

Afilm reserves the right to cancel teaching of courses or programmes if a minimum number of enrolments is not reached. If a course or programme is cancelled for this reason, all enrolled students shall be notified and may choose between reimbursement of the enrolment fees or switching to another course or programme. In the latter case, if the enrolment fees are more than initially paid, the student must pay the difference and, likewise, if the fees are less, Afilm shall return the difference.  A student denied a student visa for any reason will also be reimbursed the enrolment fees, minus any banking fees involved, upon submitting written proof of student visa denial.

The student may exercise the right of withdrawal of enrolment, without any need for justification or penalty, up to thirty (30) calendar days before the beginning of the course. All of Afilm’s course and programmes feature very limited enrolment.  Once a course is full, all other applicants will be asked to reaply the following term.  It is for this reason there will be no refund of enrolment fees once the course / programme has begun.  To exercise the right of withdrawal, the student must have submitted the corresponding application using the channels created for this purpose by Afilm.

Afilm will return the amount paid for enrolment within a maximum period of 14 calendar days, counting from the date of receipt of the corresponding request. The reimbursement will be paid into the current account provided by the student.

After exercising the right of withdrawal in due time and form, the student may request reactivation of the enrolment, effectively cancelling the withdrawal. This request must be made sending an email to Afilm, and, in any case, before commencement of the course. Each enrolment will be personal and non-transferable and the rights arising therefrom cannot be transferred to another person.

Afilm does not accept any liability for non-performance or delayed performance of any of the obligations contracted hereunder, if said non-performance or delayed performance is the result or consequence of a situation of force majeure or a fortuitous event.

The student may make complaints, suggestions or comments to or to the Head of Studies directly in writing.

VII. Payment

Payment for all of Afilm’s courses and programmes may be made by the methods and in the ways indicated for each on the website. Fraudulent use of credit cards or denial of payment for any reason will entitle Afilm to cancel the contract for the course or programme purchased, without prejudice to the corresponding civil and criminal liabilities.

Non-payment of the enrolment fees may lead to temporary suspension of a student’s rights and, where applicable, cancellation of enrolment and any other effects this may have had. Students shall not have any rights to reimbursement, as stipulated in Afilm’s Economic Regulations.

Afilm requires, as a prior condition for enrolment or issuing of diplomas and certificates, that all amounts pending for enrolments on any academic course or programme be paid in full.

Afilm, as an entity regulated by Law 10/2010, of 28 April, will immediately notify the Executive Service of the Commission for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Monetary Offences of any operation suspected of being used for money laundering or financing terrorism.

VIII. Use of the service and liabilities

Afilm does not guarantee permanent availability of the services offered on the website, and is released from any liability for possible damages due to non-availability of the services for reasons of force majeure or errors in the electronic data transfer networks that are beyond its control.

Afilm does not accept liability for the content of the links to other websites that are not owned by it and, therefore, cannot be controlled by it.

IX. Applicable law and jurisdiction

These General Terms and the legal relationships that may arise from their application and interpretation will be governed by the laws of Spain.

For all matters concerning the interpretation and application of these General Contract Terms, the parties submit to the courts of law of the city of residence of the consumer and user, waiving any other jurisdiction they may be entitled to.

X. Notices

All notices, summons, requests and other communications that must be made by the parties with respect to these General Terms will be made in writing and it will be considered that they have been duly made when they have been delivered by hand or sent by ordinary post to the other party’s postal address or to its email address, or to any other postal or email address that each party may notify to the other party for such purposes.

XI. Severability

If any of the articles included in these General Terms should be declared partially or totally invalid or unenforceable, said invalidity or unenforceability will only affect the provision or part thereof that is invalid or unenforceable. The rest of the General Terms will remain in force, the affected provision or part thereof being considered as not written.