Full School

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Date: June 4, 2018 - July 13, 2018
Cost: US $2,750 tuition + $200 registration fee. Deadline for tuition is June 4th, 2018.
Early Bird Special: If you pay in full by April 30th you will receive a $300.00 discount! Tuition of $2450.00 + $200.00 registration fee.

Lunch and Dinner on school days included. Accommodation available at extra charge. Price is approximately $750 for the 6 weeks.

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Iris Los Angeles Film, Acting, Arts and Music School is for those that feel called to the Entertainment Industry and the Arts. We believe God is calling those with a passion for Film-making, Acting, Fine Arts and Music to be spiritually equipped and professionally trained in their craft. This 6 week intensive will be an intentional time of seeking God, building relationships, training and collaborating with other artists.

The ILA FAM school is designed for film-makers, actors, artists and musicians that are looking to train and further their skills in their chosen field, while also being enriched in their relationship with God and building relationships with others that are called to these Industries.

The acronym “FAM” is intentional. We believe FAMILY is one of the most powerful things to bring transformation to the artist, the creative Industries and the world. When you walk in wholeness and know who you are and whose you are you are truly free to create and when a company of people discover who they are together, the beauty and creativity is unstoppable.

ILA FAM is not only dedicated to excellence in the Arts, but also excellence in the Artist.

At ILA FAM there are two things we are certain of:

#1 – You cannot survive in this Industry alone.
We firmly believe you cannot survive in this Industry alone and therefore this school is designed to cause you to find a place of complete dependency on God and also the safety and support of a community of believers to help you reach your full potential spiritually and creatively.

#2 – You cannot go far in these industries without training.
We are very dedicated to excellence in the Arts and therefore we have hand-picked industry professionals to lead the four tracks of Film-making, Acting, Arts and Music. These tracks are where you will receive professional, hands-on training in your craft.

As well as the time you will spend training in one of the four tracks, there will also be corporate worship and an array of world-class guest speakers to help equip and prepare you spiritually and professionally for your journey in the Entertainment and Creative Industries.

"For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose. Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as stars in the sky”.

- Phil 2:13-15


FILM - All of us have a unique creative fingerprint that reflects the very image of God. It has the power to awaken hearts and minds to the multifaceted beauty, freedom, fun, and abundant life we get to enjoy in the kingdom. But sadly, very few people fully discover that unique voice or messages hidden inside of them and fewer still have the courage or tools to communicate it effectively. The world is in great need of authentic, life-giving, kingdom content made with excellence. 

In the Film Track, we’re going to help you discover your unique creative voice through visual storytelling. You’ll be learning the fundamentals of screenwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, sound recording, post-production/editing, and finally, how to effectively share your creations with the world. We’ll be working in small teams to create artfully compelling short films, docs, and/or social media video campaigns. You’ll be equipped with powerful tools of the trade and learn how to partner with the Holy Spirit in creating compelling content that nourishes, awakens, and excites a hungry world to the things of God. 

ACTING – This acting intensive is designed by Diane Venora, a seasoned professional actress with decades of experience in the Entertainment Industry. She will be partnering with ILA FAM to give artists the tools and techniques of body, breath, voice, movement, text analysis, attitudes, and the discipline required to become a serious, well trained, powerful and anointed actor. Craft is the point.

This training is professional grade. Actors who have trained for two seasons in Los Angeles are currently working in musical theater, television series, independent film and national commercials. This intensive is for actors who are seriously focused and want to go to a whole new level in their craft. Be prepared for your craft and your life to be completely transformed.

MUSIC - The Music Track will focus on each artist producing an original song from pre-production through post. Working alongside incredible musicians and recording professionals you will be taken through all aspects of songwriting from; foundations in contemporary harmony to how to write a lead sheet, arranging, and then recording an original piece. Music track students will also have the opportunity to learn from some of the top session players in the world and hear from various industry professionals who will be coming in to share their journey’s and decades of experience in the entertainment industry. Come ready and with expectation to bring your skills as a musician to another level and to fully come alive!

ARTS - (Fine Arts/Painting Track): As artists, we have the privilege and the gift of co-laboring with God in the making of art. We believe that we have been commissioned by God to make art that is an authentic reflection of our relationship with Him. By honing our craft, with a hunger to see God get His full reward, we can begin to walk in the freedom of a unique iconology that speaks of this relationship in a powerful way.

To achieve a higher level of craft and excellence, we will study subjects like: color theory; composition, realism versus abstraction, technique and image as language.

As part of this Track, you will complete two finished works of art and will get the chance to be part of a final group showing of selected art at the completion of the school.

So come expectant to grow, think, laugh and to rejoice in the outrageous gift God has entrusted you with.

"We are co-creators when we are artists, writers, and musicians. We are God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus to do good works. And it’s not that we necessarily make His world a glorious place as much as we remind the world that it is a glorious place. We enhance the beauty around us by our God-given gifts. We are His artwork, created in Christ Jesus for those good works that God prepared beforehand for us to walk in."

- N. T. Wright

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ILA FAM is opening up staff applications to Graduates from ANY Iris Global school that are interested in coming to serve as staff for the school and/or help with the pre-school preparations.

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Wanting to apply to ILAFAM but need financial assistance? Email ILAFAM@irisglobal.org

LA1: Jul 24, 2017 until Aug 23, 2017
LA1 Full: Online applications closed