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REDEMPTIVE FILMMAKING

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 - we call Spark Week 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 scenes 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. 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 info@transformfilm.com

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TFI Fast Track Program is a one-year comprehensive program for Redemptive Film Students who desire to make Redemptive Filmmaking a career goal.

The program allows students to move at their own pace in the classroom and experience hands-on film production over a vacation week or as a weekend warrior.  

Students go through three four-month semesters online and after each four-month session, they visit the TFI studios for a weekend or weeklong film production practicum. The post-semester visit to TFI studios gives students a chance to work on several short film projects with other students each time they come to campus. Then their final project is a film written, produced and directed by students for entry in the major film festivals.

TFI is a one of a kind learning opportunity designed to bring IMAGE MAKERS who have a calling in the visual arts together. The camaraderie, sense of community and purpose; which results from the collaborative work on film and television is a highly rewarding way to create visual art. TFI exists to pass on both the insight and the technique necessary to make a quality film or television show from start to finish.

The TFI team believes the conservatory model provides the optimum setting for craft masters to come alongside promising novices and guide them in the skills, the artistic reasoning, and the creative justification, to communicate through a digital art form. 

Start your Redemptive Film Ministry today! Go to the registration page and apply.

 

"Passion Meets Purpose"

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

Alex Kendrick 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.