Bus Stop Films’ Accessible Film Studies Program is taught by industry professionals and emerging filmmakers. Students have the opportunity to learn all things filmmaking in some of Australia’s leading facilities.

The year long program is based on our curriculum and learning philosophy to see our students shine and build transformative life skills including; improve social and communication skills, develop friendships, increase confidence and work ready skills.

Our students benefit from exclusive workshops, excursions, networking opportunities, and work collaboratively on a film project.

We offer our workshops in Sydney, Parramatta, Wollongong and Canberra.


To be eligible for our programs students need to be 17+ and have a mild to moderate intellectual disability.
Our programs run from February – December each year either on a Saturday or Sunday. All programs have four terms per year and 10 classes in each term.Students enrolling are enrolling into the full year.

Our programs are supported by experienced support workers who have a real passion to seeing our students succeed within the programs and on a film set.

Program Partners

We’re grateful to our amazing partners who support us to deliver our Programs in accessible, creative learning environments. Our partners include the Australian Film Television and Radio School; Information +Cultural Exchange (I.C.E); Screen Canberra and University of Wollongong.

Fee Structure

Bus Stop Films is not a registered NDIS provider, however students can pay for the course using their NDIS funding. Students can be either Plan Managed or Self-Managed.

Program fee$6000 (full year)*
Enrolment fee$100 (non-refundable)
Re-enrolment Fee$50 (non-refundable)

*Program fees are charged on a term by term basis at $1500.

Terms and conditions


Since 2018 Bus Stop Films has worked in partnership with the Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM) to deliver our Program in Ulaanbaatar. In 2019 with the support of an Australian Cultural Diplomacy grant through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade we produced an inclusively made short film Stairs. Take a look at our work with the ACM.

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