In the world of filmmaking, in particular, it is often said "who you know" is more important than "what you know".

While the IFI adheres to the principle that what you know is the most important aspect in predicting success in the film profession, there’s no denying the great benefits to be gained from instruction by masters in the field, or to meeting and interacting with established filmmakers.

The IFI’s faculty is comprised of award-winning, industry professionals who also teach at leading film schools, including Columbia University, New York University, AND SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE.