Miami Film School in Florida

Film Schools Miami

The New York Film Academy South Beach

The New York Film Academy South Beach, Florida is an expansion of the New York Film Academy and opened its doors in 2012. Students learn the theory and practice of essential filmmaking but also learn to write, direct, produce and edit their own films.

Programs range from one-week workshops to one-year courses and the Academy offers BFA and MFA degrees in Filmmaking and Acting for Film.

Courses in Film:

  • Film Aesthetics
  • Cinematography
  • Film Production
  • Editing
  • Screenwriting
  • Cinema Studies
  • Post-production
  • Sound Design
  • Directors Craft
  • Short Film Directing

Courses in Acting:

  • Performance
  • Literature
  • Production
  • Kinetic Expression
  • Business

Fees: From $1600 for one week to $5800 for 8 weeks. $30,000 per year (BFA/MFA). $43,000 for one-year program.

Notable Alumni: Bob Eisenhardt, editor of Free Solo, Oscar award winning documentary 2019.

University of Miami – School of Communication offers a BSC in Communication with a Major in Motion Pictures.

Students can select from:

  • General Film
  • Production
  • Screenwriting
  • Business
  • Critical Studies

Students showcase their work at various film festivals and schools over the year including Canes Film Fest.

Fees: Average $50,000 per year.

Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College, a public college, was founded in 1960 and is a public college and the 2nd largest in the United States.
Offering a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Film, Television and Video Production, the course covers:

  • Cinematography
  • Scriptwriting
  • Web Design
  • Production
  • Editing
  • Funding

Also, offering an Associate in Science degree in Film Production Technology, the course is designed to relate to specifically identified film careers, covering:

  • Cinematography
  • Digital Non-linear Editing
  • Production Management
  • Lighting Design
  • Scriptwriting
  • Sound Recording and Editing

Famous actors attended Miami Dade College such as Sylvester Stallone and Oscar Isaac of Star Wars fame.

Miami International University of Art and Design

Miami International University of Art and Design is a private for profit 4-year university established in 1965 and part of the Art Institutes, a system of art schools across North America.

Offering Film and Production programs, both BFA and MFA degrees in:

  • Audio Production
  • Digital Filmmaking and Video Production
  • Digital Photography

Talent Agencies Miami

The Green Agency

The Green Agency established in 1989 represents talent for voiceover, films, web series, animated programs and industrial.

Slate Model and Talent Agency

Slate Model and Talent Agency has over 20 years of experience representing talent for print, magazines, feature films, television shows and commercials.

Ellen Jacoby Casting

Ellen Jacoby Casting has been actively managing talent for 30 years in film, TV shows and commercials. Film credits include Ali, Entourage and True Lies.

Miami Talents Agency

Miami Talents Agency provides talent for video, film, radio and television commercials.

Select Miami Talent

Select Miami Talent has 25 years of experience with talent in television, media and voiceover.

Acting Schools and Workshops Miami

Miami Acting Studio

Miami Acting Studio is website based and sign up is required for all enquires on classes and prices. Accepts new students and walk ins.

The Panaro Academy of the Dramatic Arts

The Panaro Academy of the Dramatic Arts was founded by Anna Panaro who has 46 years in the business. The studio was relocated from New York in 1992 but is now expanding with classes over the U.S.

The studio offers classes in:

  • Scene Study/Performance (Intermediate/Advanced) 4 classes $395
  • Improv/Theatre Games (All levels)
  • Private Coaching – Basic Acting, Individual Lessons, Speech from $100 to $395.

New World School of the Arts

New World School of the Arts is a public magnet school and college in Downtown Miami. The school is jointly administered by Miami Dade College and The University of Florida offering Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees.

The courses specialise in theatre, acting and performance including creating, directing and performing a 30-minute one person show.

Notable Alumni: Glenn Howerton of “Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, Tarrell Alvin McCraney, co-writer of “Moonlight” and Brandon Flynn of “13 Reasons Why”.

Sociedad Actoral Hispanamericana Acting School (SAH) was established in 2006, part of the Hispanic-American acting society.

SAH offers and adults acting conservatory of 5-8 hours of workshops per week. With instruction in voice, movement and theatre history.

Also, part of the program, SAH Artists and Talent Management, representing actors, actresses, kids and teens from Latin America and the United States.

Film Festivals Miami

Miami Film Festival

Miami Film Festival is in its 38th year and is an international platform for Ibero-American films. The festival celebrates the work of emerging and established filmmakers to the diverse cosmopolitan community of Miami.Cash awards totalling more than $100,000 are given out in competition categories. The Miami Film Festival attracts more than 45,000 people and over 300 filmmakers and talent from around the world.

Miami Short Film Festival

Miami Short Film Festival is dedicated to promoting the short film genre, showcasing films from 1-20 minutes long. It is a long supporter of local and international filmmakers, aiming to attract tourists, local community and the next generation of talented filmmakers from around the world.

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival presents the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and started in 1998.

Serving as a platform for numerous premiers and is the largest LGBT cultural arts event in South Florida.

Film Tax Incentives Miami Florida

The TV, Film and Entertainment Production Incentive

The TV, Film and Entertainment Production Incentive is a performance-based grant program based on Miami-Dade County criteria. All projects are required to go before the Board of County Commissioners for approval. Rebates are distributed after production and proof of spend is submitted. See for more details.

Currently Florida has no Film Tax incentive program, with many productions taking place in Georgia where the state offers a 30% rebate program. A sales tax exemption may apply to qualifying products that can be applied for directly on the Film in Florida website.

Film Commission Florida

The Florida Office of Film and Entertainment is the source of all assistance for productions in the state of Florida. Their website is

Full directories of resources for film, permitting, locations, crew and employment can be accessed easily through the website. Details of local commissions throughout Florida with their individual resources and administrative support can also be found here.