The Smart Film School features Instructor-led courses and custom training for broadcast TV reporters, educators and digital journalists.

The Smart Film School uses the hybrid learning model that leverages a vast library of proven tutorials with live training and customized coaching for teams.

The school was founded by an American journalist, filmmaker and journalism professor who has taught reporters in more than 30 countries since 2005.


Channel News Asia is training all their foreign correspondents and crews in the latest mobile journalism techniques with a six-week custom masterclass with live classes, project-based modules and 1-on-1 coaching sessions.

This custom training was produced in partnership with the World Association of News Publishers.
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Flipping the classroom is a powerful way to deliver this type of training. Smart Film School courses are designed using the pedagogical model and include practical skill-building projects that are used for feedback sessions.

On-demand tutorials are available for one year to every trainee enrolled in a course.
Trainees can drill down and watch these as many times as they like in order to make the projects and grow their skills.

Professors at the University of Bedfordshire use Smart Film School course packs to plan their semester assignments, projects, and evaluations.

More than 100 Schools and universities take advantage of education pricing to subscribe to classroom or campus licenses. These licenses allow students access to the courses the school is interested in courses.
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HR managers from the United Nations use our private and secure platform to train their communications offices around the world in digital storytelling for the mobile generation.

The editors of the Hindustan Times have trained 450 journalists in digital storytelling and mobile journalism in less than one year.

BILD launched a TV channel and rapidly trained 500 reporters in video reporting, live broadcasting and mobile journalism.

The Smart Film School has built custom training programs for the Danish School of Journalism, Thomson Reuters Foundation, RUSS Media, 24 SATA, WAN-IFRA, Radio Free Europe, BILD, IREX, the United Nations, and Mediacorp.

Options include tailored lessons plans, Live classes, private training portals, instructor led coaching, progress tracking, course management, and professional development certifications.

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Live classes, webinars and 1-on-1 coaching session supplement the rigorous training plans. Progress tracking, reminders, scheduling and notifications complete the experience that leads to successful outcomes.


Journalism Co UK partners with the Smart Film School to offer a small-group training in mobile journalism every January, May and September.

Each class group completes a six-week masterclass with five live sessions, 10 class projects and access to a bundle of tutorials for one year.

Executive producers from CNN, Conde Nast, WWF and journalists from newsrooms around the globe have been trainees in this program.

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Smart Film School training content is used to serve audiences of the U.S Speaker Program at U.S Embassies worldwide.