Transformation Film Institute

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Spark Week January  6th - 12th 

Student Testimony

Fast Track Program Online & Onsite

Passion Meets Purpose

School For All Ages

Boot Camp in Dallas January 6th thru 11th

Stop dreaming and step into your ministry this year 2019. Join the students and alumni of TFI for an intense week of classroom film study and film production. $895 for the week includes your room, lessons and two meals a day. Acting, directing, cinematography, producing, screenwriting. All classes taught by a faith-based working professional. Leave with three short films for your resume reel.




TFI offers Three Unique Programs designed as an immersion course where students start out in the classroom and end up on a film set as part of the TFI Studio development program. This is a unique opportunity for Christian filmmakers and potential Christian filmmakers to experience and learn the basics and all that goes into producing film while actually making original film content.

Independent Filmmakers One Year Fast Track Program. This is our most comprehensive program intended to Fast Track the student into professional Redemptive filmmaking in one year.

Independent Filmmakers Week -Spark Week January 6th- 11th     A very intense week-long study of film production where students will have a combination of classroom study and practical work assignments with professional film staff. Classes include acting, directing, cinematography, screenwriting, and film sound. TFI professors will select 2 or 3 scripts written by students in the class, to produce a short film project for the week. 

Independent Filmmakers Weekend, we call Light Club Weekend, held at your local church! The weekend course is an extension of the TFI program where our staff comes to your local church to spark the art of filmmaking as a ministry.

The purpose of this weekend experience is to create a Redemptive film club at the local church level. Film clubs have the support of TFI and are encouraged to produce short films, sermon support films etc. 

TFI offers two tracks of study; novice track and skilled track. To be considered for the skilled track, applicants will need to show proven experience in film/video production work.

Office: 469-655-3222 or email

"Passion Meets Purpose"


Start your Redemptive Film Ministry today! Go to the online Application page and apply now.

Transformation Film Institute is a 501c3 tax exempt company


Guest Speakers

TFI host some of the most talented guest speakers at every Film Retreat. Industry professionals who bring their vast professional experience to our hands-on workshops. Guest Speakers like Alex Kendrick.

Alex Kendrick's

Director of War Room is an ordained minister and New York Times best-selling coauthor of The Love Dare and The Resolution for Men. He is also an accomplished actor, screenwriter, and film director, whose credits include War Room, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous. Alex Kendrick is one of the most celebrated and successful Christian filmmakers in America.

Jerry Molen

In his 40+ year career, he produced 5 Spielberg-directed movies:

  • Minority Report, 2002
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park, 1997
  • Schindler's List, 1993
  • Jurassic Park, 1993
  • Hook, 1991
  • plus, The Color Purple, 1985 (Unit Production Manager

His awards, including a Best Picture Oscar for "Schindler's List":

Tom Allen

TOM ALLEN co-founded and co-directs Allied’s Faith & Family division. He is an award-winning filmmaker ("Champions of Faith"), bestselling author ("A Guide to The Passion"), and industry leader in Faith & Family promotion through churches, dioceses, nonprofit associations, educational and organizations.

Tom has co-founded and managed American Family Media, and financing for "The Passion of The Christ". His highly specialized market and marketing focus have made Tom a true innovator in the field of faith-based film marketing.


Dave Christiano received his Masters Degree and then taught two years at San Antonio College in Texas. He began his filmmaking career as a writer, producer, director with his first film, "The Daylight Zone".

Dave produced & directed the first-ever primetime Christian drama series in the history of broadcasting 64 episodes over 3 Seasons.