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The Instructor

Jon Dorflinger, writer, filmmaker, and teacher, is a graduate of the University of Southern California...

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The Courses

Find a course that fits your age group and begin your hands-on experience today.

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The Results

Check out a portfolio of previous films and projects students have completed.

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Go to our contact page to inquire about a class and sign up today.

SFA's New Promo

What's New?


    SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – Amazing films, exciting panels and hi-tech exhibitors are making their way to Saratoga Springs. The film festival, which debuts this year, will screen local, national and international short films and features from students, amateurs and professionals. […]

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    The Saratoga Film Academy is proud to announce a great line-up of summer courses for kids and teens.  Whether you have taken a class with us before or this will be your first time, there is a class for you. […]

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  • Look TV Interview...

    On Tuesday July 7th, 2015 an interview with Saratoga Film Academy founder, Jon Dorflinger, aired on Look TV.  Dorflinger speaks about why he had created a film school for kids.  He also takes a moment to highlight a couple courses […]

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What Parents and Professionals Say About Us...

"In a relatively short period of time, our son, Elijah has acquired specific skills that have allowed him to express a variety of emotions through some short films he produced.  Jon has been not only a great teacher but a true mentor for Elijah."

Virginie Poritzky, Parent

"Jon (S.F.A.'s CEO) put a lot of thought and time into his presentation, and students walked away armed with a much more solid understanding for their film analysis papers. In fact, I heard Jon's voice echoed in their papers many times."

Kate Mullin-Phalen, SSHS English Teacher

“(My son) looks forward to film class each and every week, and it gets his creative juices flowing; He will forever be positively impacted because of it.”

Chris Farrell, Parent