SF Film School

SF Film School

SF Film School was founded in 2001with a track record of sending graduates across the globe to work at VFX companies with which they have close industry ties.

About School

We are a professional education institution specifically for CG and VFX (Visual Effects). Our branches are in Seoul and Busan of South Korea. A lot of our graduates are currently working for the top VFX and 3D animation companies in the world. We welcome all the students regardless of the amount of experience that they have. Our systematic education curriculum guides any students who have no previous experience into a CG and VFX professional. If a student already has previous experience, we focus on providing a specialised education of the area that they want. Despite the level of skills that they come with when they enter the school, we want our students to learn practical and comprehensive skills of the CG and VFX field after the programme. SFFS is a perfect school for both beginners and people who already have experience in the field.

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Our school is in South Korea. The main branch is in Gangnam, Seoul, and there is another branch in Busan. There is a planning team in Vancouver, Canada as well. The main branch in Gangnam is using a whole eight-floor building as a campus, and each floor is filled with rich educational facilities. Two of the eight floors are filled with classrooms that are specifically for lessons. The other two are filming studios, prop room, chroma key studio, and those rooms come within a total of 150 workstations, render farm, props, cinematic cameras, and professional textbooks. The rest three floors are specialized studios, which include motion capture studio, green screen studio, and cinematic room. If you enter our cinematic room, you would feel like you are in a theatre. We use these rich facilities in our lessons. Our students can use our school’s equipment to complete their demo-reel for free.


We keep our knowledge in softwares and technology up-to-date by actively communicating with software companies. All of our teachers have their own specialities, so they experiment and research the latest software that fits their specialities. Then they teach what they found to students via seminars. Likewise, we always try to ensure the best education to our students by R&D(research and develop) on the latest technologies through our own video production.

Employment Rates

The employment rate of our graduates who recently completed the portfolio is almost reaching 100%. Furthermore, we are keeping close recruitment relationship with CF and VFX studios to achieve 100% employment rate.

Student Showcase

Take a look at some of the traditional and digital artwork SF Film School students produce during their education.


학원에 다니면서 실무자들이 일하는 동영상들과 작품들을 보고 저도 이 업계에서 일하고 싶다는 생각을 가지게 되었습니다.

Lee Beom soo

When I was younger than now, I saw a VFXmovie about the Avengers, Transformer, Terminator etc. and every time I watch such a fantastic movie, I wanted to make the vfx movie and i loved them. so I ...

Seo gwang hyeon

When I was sophomore at Columbia College Chicago, I was working on team project that my professor gave and I took color correction part in my team. I felt excited for making better mood just correctin...

kyeong-yi kim

I worked as a graphic designer. but I realized that this is a perfect job for me expecting more chance to grow-up myself.

Collin, Sangkyung Seo

About 3 years ago, I worked in a small company. I supported making animation but that work was OEM. so there is no creation and passion in the company. I really wanted to be more creative and get spec...

Juntae Kim

I have liked movies since I was young. After watching the Avatar movie, I decided to do VFX.

Hwiyeon - Generalist, Westworld Studio

During my time in SFFS, I was able to build good work connections with my classmates and alumni. In SFFS, a group of students have a different class generation depends on the year that they entered the school. Because of this system that specializes students in small class size, the bond between the classmates was strong. Whenever we faced a problem during our project, we helped each other like a family. The teachers of SFFS support and encourage us to improve the quality of our work by motivating us to challenge ourselves. Their feedback helped me to notice small mistakes and weaknesses that I would not have been able to find if I was studying by myself. If you are a person who is passionate about studying visual effects in cinematic, commercial, and game, you will achieve your dream in SFFS.


SFFS is suitable for both absolute beginners and people who have industry experience. The main difference between our school and others is, that our education has curriculums for both specialists and generalist while others tend to focus on education for specialists. The beginners will build a strong foundation of CG and VFX techniques from the basic systematic generalist-based curriculum, which will eventually help them to grow their potential as artists. Then they will be able to have a clear idea of the area of CG and VFX that they want to work in after graduation. After students find the area that they are interested in, they will make a demo-reel, which will prepare them to become a specialist in their selected area. On the other hand, the people who already have work experience will develop their skills and techniques to a further extent via specialist-based curriculum. Our teachers and staffs try their best to ensure all of our students to have the best learning experience in our school. We are professional in our education.

VFX General Class

VFX general class teaches the essential techniques that are most used in the VFX industry field. In this class, you can learn the general fundamental techniques that would be useful in all area of VFX

  1. Maya fundamental: 3D modelling, texturing, animation, V-ray lighting, FX simulation
  2. Zbrush: Character design and modelling for human characters and creatures, photorealistic expression texturing
  3. 2D (Adobe): 2D effects compositing, Editing
    A. merge and produce FX
    B. colour correcting and video effects
  4. Nuke: 2D and 3D compositing
    A. 3d rendering AOV compositing
    B. LiveAction Compositing

VFX general class is in total of 27 months program. Here is the breakdown of the modules.
Maya foundation – 6 months/ Zbrush – 3 months/ 2D (Adobe) – 3 months/ Composition (Nuke) – 3 months/ Matte painting – 2 months/ FX – 3 months/ Houdini – 6 months/ Character design – 2 months

You can enrol multiple modules at a time. At the fastest, you will be able to graduate in 12 months. When you enrol the program, you have to take both career counselling and enrolling counselling before you find the right modules that you want to register.

Intake Dates
We are always recruiting. An average class size is eight to twelve students.

Portfolio Class

Portfolio class is for students who want to make a professional portfolio that suit their aptitude after the regular curriculum. They will have assigned teachers who will supervise and give general guidance in portfolio production. Students can also get help from professional teachers from each field always.

Duration: Until a student completes his/ her demo-reel and gets a job in a studio
Intake Dates: Every month

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