Lights Film School has closed.

But for existing Lights Film School students, there’s still time - you have until December 12, 2022, to complete your studies. ⏳ Questions? Swing by the Support Center, which will help clear things up. Otherwise, simply login to the members-only portal beforehand and get to work. All the best as you finish this leg of your filmmaking journey!

Everyone else, please note that Lights Film School is no longer accepting enrollments, collaboration requests, or inquiries of any kind. 

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Updated August 04, 2022 | First Published May 17, 2021

Fourteen years is a long time and an eternity in Internet Years.

Since 2007, in one incarnation or another, Lights Film School has served ambitious storytellers for the screen. It’s been my privilege to speak into the filmmaking journeys of thousands of students, encouraging, challenging, and celebrating their passion, motivation, and individual creative visions.

Lights Film School sprang from a conviction that the world would be a better place if more people took a shot at their dreams... That is, if creatives had more help unlocking their fullest potentials – kind of like I had, through my formal film school experiences – regardless of circumstances, so that they could give their fullest selves to the world. Simply put, the idea was to offer an affordable, adaptable, alternative film school experience entirely online, breaking down the barriers to film education. It makes me happy to reflect on how both our popular blog and intensive indie Filmmaking Program rose to the occasion.

However, the internet of today is not the internet of yesterday.

There are more ways than ever before to learn the art and craft of cinema, so much so that as time went on, I found myself welcoming fewer students into the Program. In one sense, such radical access to film education is very much a dream come true! But it is also a sign that Lights Film School’s own journey has come to an end, as first announced back in May 2021.

Since then, it’s been my pleasure to continue supporting Lights Film School students, even as the indie Filmmaking Program and its resources were discontinued. This past year especially, I’ve enjoyed helping ambitious storytellers recommit to completing their studies and reaching their goals.

Things have quieted down in recent months, but if you’re an existing Lights Film School student who’s still keen on progressing, then there’s still time for you to do so - up until December 12, 2022. You’ll find the full scoop over in the Support Center. There are some important details there for students who still may be finishing up their studies, so do take a look if that sounds like you.

If you’re not an existing Lights Film School student, thanks so much for your interest, but Lights Film School has closed and is not accepting enrollments, collaboration requests, or inquiries of any kind.

Even so, here’s wishing you the very best in your filmmaking journey!

Michael, with

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