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The Three Pillars of DFI

Education with the DFI is based on three thematic pillars.


Camera and editing technique: more than just ‘which buttons to push’, you’ll explore different styles, lighting options and filming angles, plus story structure and editing for non-fiction narratives.

Creative and Editorial

Storytelling is at the heart of a strong documentary film. Learn to understand and shape the dramatic arc of a film. Turn great ideas into compelling stories with scene and character development.

Business and Industry

Master the business essentials necessary to take your film from idea to screen. Learn about budget and financing, cash flow and tax credits, copyright, co-pros and deal memos, finding and working with producers, broadcast rights, distribution and new media.

  • Contact

    Sun-Kyung (Sunny) Yi
    Program Coordinator/Professor
    Sunny Yi
    416.491.5050 ext. 33617

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