Specializing in transformative Filmmaking and Photography, we empower youth to become entrepreneurs and support existing entrepreneurs in becoming catalysts for positive change. Our mission is to advance lives, unearth purpose, and address youth unemployment through creative visual storytelling.

Unlocking your potential through Filming & Photography

To make a film means to be a producer, requiring a combination of the art and techniques of film narration and the tricks of finance.
Being a producer is also about giving adequate answers to questions that underlie the desire and reasons for producing: What to produce? Why? How?
Both objectively and subjectively, these questions determine the entire cultural or commercial vision, the strategy behind any movie or video production. [ says Mr. Henry Nsereko Kiwanuka ]
Proline Film Academy (PFA) stands as a trailblazing institution in the realm of film education within East Africa, specifically situated in Uganda's capital, Kampala. Our academy is dedicated to providing cutting-edge practical training in all essential facets of filmmaking, adhering to industry standards for both film and television production.

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P.F.A On-Location workshops

Beyond the theory and history of cinema, Our Media school places an emphasis on hands-on experience. Students gain invaluable experience directing and shooting their own films and serving as integral crew-members on other students' films.
In their numerous projects, students take on roles such as director, cinematographer, writer and editor and experience first-hand what it's like to be a part of a film production.
This hands-on experience in writing, directing, shooting, and editing is a large part of what makes Proline Film Academy the best film school for so many students in East Africa.

Our film school is recognized as a place dedicated to developing your unique voice as a filmmaker and ultimately the place from which you can launch your career through the work you will produce and the many industry professionals you will meet during your time with us.

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Part of what makes Proline Film Academy one of the best Media school in East Africa is the vast variety of film workshops designed for every schedule and learning goal.

“Our mission is to inspire a new generation of creative professionals.
We bring the education and screen industries together in a creative environment, driven by great teaching and practical, hands-on experience, led by inspiring role models.
P.F.A offers a wide variety of workshops in filmmaking that allow students to obtain a strong foundation in a short period of time.
The workshops are comprehensive, hands-on explorations of the subject that immerse students in each of the key creative roles of filmmaking including - Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, and Video Editing.
This comprehensive approach gives students the broad array of skills and experience they need to thrive as filmmakers, whichever path they ultimately pursue.

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Proline Film Academy is uganda's most advanced film institution where we provide rigorous project-based learning, social and emotional learning, and learners access new technology. It's a world where students and parents, teachers and administrators, policy makers and the people they serve are all empowered with a shared vision to change education for the better.  

Our Media school is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading industry professionals, we offer you a career-focused, cutting edge, practical learning experience. The opportunity to train at the professional level in a wide array of filmmaking skills, including Directing, Producing and Cinematography, as well as intensive screenwriting and international film business classes, are the cornerstone of this international institution in Kampala - Uganda.

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Why study at Proline Film Academy

Under the mentor-ship of its award-winning faculty, students at Proline Film Academy, follow a hands-on, cutting-edge interdisciplinary approach to the art and craft of both the entertainment and performing arts industries. Our film school offers a Motion Picture Production Program that is entirely hands-on, and designed and taught by film professionals.

Entrance to any of our full-time filmmaking courses is based on a competitive interview and application process. Our film school is designed to be a vibrant, creative environment, a place where you are known by name from your first day with us.
This Media school is characterized by its strong sense of team spirit and collaboration among students and our Team.

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Why PFA uses Project-based Assessments

Project-based assessments are an alternative to tests that allow students to engage with their learning in more concrete ways. Instead of merely studying theory, a hands-on project asks students to apply what they've learned to an in-depth exploration of a topic. Proline Film Academy uses projects as part of the ongoing learning process or as a capstone assessment in place of a traditional final exam. Project-based assessment is often a component of project-based learning (PBL), in which the entire focus of a course or unit is to teach via student engagement in problem-solving and exploration. Like PBL, project-based assessment is student-centered and requires reflection on both the process and the content to be meaningful.

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Proline Film Academy Learners display higher levels of engagement and motivation when they have a clear understanding of what they want to do.
Career education hones their focus so that they can make informed choices about their careers. PFA professional
time-tested tutors provide the essential guidance that creates a bridge between education and career.

Why Study Filmmaking at PFA

Studying filmmaking helps you develop an impressive skillset that can be applied to various fields other than filmmaking.
It equips you with skills like project management, great communication skills, leadership skills, time management, Project solving and analytical skills, etc that apply to a wide range of jobs. Welcome to Uganda's untapped mindset in the filming business.

High-Tech Project-based Learning

PFA is a high-tech project based learning assessment institution where by throughout your time with us, points are earned mainly through assignment. Project-based learning and assessment are a valuable aditional to learning in any subject and at any age. When we tailor the experience to our learner's needs and provide plenty of structure along the way, it allows them many new avenues for creative expression and critical thinking in addition to mastery of the subject curriculum.

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Since our inception in the year 2000 as Proline Studios, we have evolved into a distinguished institution known as Proline Film Academy. At present, we serve as a nurturing home for 782 individuals, aged 15 to 35, and boast a distinguished faculty and staff community comprising 20 experts hailing from over 23 different nations. Our institutional pride lies in the rich tapestry of our international and multi-cultural ethos, epitomizing collaborative efforts within our community to effect positive change. Notably, our world-renowned curriculum is meticulously crafted in alignment with the highest global and USA standards.
Dedicated to excellence, Proline Film Academy is committed to revolutionizing conventional educational paradigms. Our paramount objective is to equip students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills essential for success in their academic pursuits, professional endeavors, and adult lives. Adopting a strategic approach, we channel our efforts into enhancing theory-based education through two distinct focal points: Edutopia and Lucas Education Research.
Situated in Uganda, Proline Film Academy stands as a cutting-edge, project-based learning and assessment institution. Throughout their engagement with us, individuals accumulate points primarily through project assignments. Recognizing the intrinsic value of project-based learning and assessment across disciplines and age groups, we tailor the educational experience to meet the diverse needs of our students. By providing a structured framework, we empower them with myriad opportunities for creative expression, critical thinking, and mastery of the subject curriculum.
The ethos of Proline Film Academy is encapsulated in our tagline, "Learn Something & Do Something." This succinctly captures our commitment to bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, fostering a transformative educational experience that transcends traditional boundaries.


Youth entrepreneurship is projected to be increasingly relevant in the current contexts of rising unemployment and underemployment, as well as insecure, low-paying, hazardous employment that does not result in liveable wages. Africa has the youngest population in the world with 65 percent constituting people under the age of 35 years. This demography is projected to double by 2045. Africa youth have the potential to be Africa’s biggest challenge or its biggest resource. As a critical resource worth harnessing, the youth are key to the realisation of Africa’s demographic dividend. Demographic dividend is the window of opportunity that opens when the working age population (between 15 and 64 years of age) of a country is larger than the dependant population (below 16 and above 64 years of age).


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Advanced Audio | Visual workshops:

Since we want our advanced candidates to dive straight in to competition worldwide after school, we partnered with TECHNET | PROAV, which is a very professional company with exceptional standards and the regional distributors of Professional Audio Visual equipment from renowned international manufacturers which provides professional workshops every end of year to the school.

As the audio visual industry strives to achieve higher levels of definition, clarity, 3D experience and flawless communication, Professional Audio Visual Solutions become essential to seamlessly connect and optimize the functionality of all the devices in use.

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