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TEN WEEKS ONLINE - ONE WEEK FILMING

TFI is a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity designed to bring Christ Followers & Story Tellers who have a calling in the visual arts together.

 

We are the only Faith-Based apprentice program in the country, helping Christians passionate about filmmaking learn the trade and make their films.  

At Transformation Film Institute, we teach the art of filmmaking like a four-year institution with practical applications like a trade school. We believe learning is best achieved by doing and documenting what you have done.

 

TFI apprentice leaves us with documented proof of their abilities to work in the Faith-Based Film Industry. Personalized learning opportunities for each apprentice are the TFI way. Only excepting 20 new students per semester, gives our instructors the ability to personalize the learning experience for each apprentice. We help our apprentices leave the Fast Track Professional Program with more than head knowledge they leave us with a portfolio to show they are industry professionals.

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TRANSFORMATION FILM INSTITUTE

COURSES ARE

IMMERSIVE

TFI provides immersion courses where students combine classroom and hands on film set experience. This is a unique opportunity for Christian filmmakers to sharpen their skills while making original film content.

SENSE OF

COMMUNITY

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.

IN-CLASS & ONLINE

OFFERINGS

TFI offers in-class programs along with online courses, however, we can serve your film needs we are here. Come learn from industry-leading Christian filmmakers and university professors! 

Now accepting applications 

Faith, Film and Fatherhood

Frisco resident Richard Polite has not only found a way to make a career out of doing what he loves, but he also inspires others to do the same.

Mr. Polite, a husband and father, is a professional filmmaker specializing in Christian films, also known as redemptive films. He has produced and directed two feature films, “Standing in the Gap,” in 1991, and “Heart of Stone,” in 1994, as well as 12 professional music videos. The 30-year veteran of the studio credits “Heart of Stone” for launching his career, after it found success among urban Christian groups.

Mr. Polite is also the founder and managing director of the Transformation Film Institute, a Frisco-based, nonprofit film school that teaches students how to create redemptive films.

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