Filmbites takes pride in offering excellent learning experiences for both students who want a career in the screen industry and those who are simply looking to learn new skills and make more friends.

Our philosophy “The Filmbites Way” creates a nurturing space where young people can express their creativity safely, while encouraging maximum participation, fun and learning.

All our instructors have a Working with Children Check.

Our day courses are held at our studio at 6/31 Oxleigh Drive Malaga which includes two training rooms, green screen studio, computer studio, kitchen and ample parking.

Alternatively, if you have a home school group and would like to book a workshop in Screen Acting, Film-making, Animation, Gaming, Voice/Accent, Make-up SFX or Green Screen VFX, please contact Peta on 9209 2689 or



Screen Acting 

(12 to 15 yr olds / lower high school)








Day: Fridays (2 terms x 10 weeks) commencing 8 Feb & 3 May

Time: 10am to 12.30pm

Fee: $325 (10% discount for continuing students = $292.50) per term 

Course: Intermediate Level Preparation (ILP)

ILP semester 1 is a skills-based learning course which introduces specific acting terminology and refines techniques in improvisation. Students are also introduced to positive critiquing to help begin recognising barriers, habits and challenges. They’ll learn about ‘changes and choice’ as tools towards overcoming these. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and identify their own goals for the semester, as well as to begin approaching acting as a craft. The class will include presenting to camera and present improvisations to an audience. 

Continuing students enter “Continue” at the checkout for 10% discount


Screen Acting NEW!

(9 to 12 yr olds / upper primary school)








Day: Fridays (2 terms x 10 weeks) commencing 15 Feb & 3 May

Time: 10am to 12pm

Fee: Term 1, 9 weeks -$234/ Term 2, 10 weeks -$260

Course: Beginner Screen Acting Level 1

This course introduces students to foundational skills in screen acting including imagination, confidence, team work, listening and communication. Students are introduced to the 3 P’s (people, place, problem) to develop and explore scene ideas. Students will produce filmed exercises wherein they participate in both presenting and acting.


We were lucky enough to discover Filmbites in 2006 quite early in it’s inception and my children and the wider home-schooling community have greatly benefited ever since. In fact I would venture to say that my children would put it near the top of their childhood experiences. They will certainly take the wonderful memories and skills learned into their adult lives. 

As a home-school parent we are always on the look out for something which can be done in a mixed age group which is both educational and fun and covers an area we would have difficulty doing in our own homes and the Filmbites program certainly did all that! Hallie was always most willing to adjust her course to fit our continually changing needs including the ages of the children, their experience, the time we had available as well as considering what the children wished to do. The tutors drove all the way to the hills, often with carloads of equipment and everyone who worked with our children was amazingly patient, gentle and encouraging and at the same time as teaching the children the skills they required they ensured everything produced was entirely the children’s ideas and the children’s work.

I loved that all elements of the movie making process and many jobs involved were given equal importance and therefore ‘movie star’ syndrome never reared its ugly head! Not only was the process itself fun but the children all came away with a hard copy of their movie knowing it was all their own work.I would highly recommend any of the programs offered at Filmbites to supplement anyone’s home-school program. Not only will the children come away with the language and media skills such as script writing, acting, character building, film equipment usage and editing but also develop personal skills including co-operation, patience, self-control and confidence. Liz.


Just wanted to say thanks for sending out the DVD of last terms movie.  My son really loved the class very much and the movie turned out fantastic.  He would love to continue with learning all about making films (he’s thoroughly enjoying the gaming class as well!).   Thanks again to the whole team…you guys are fantastic x J.E.

Home School November 26, 2015