Curaçao Certification Programs

Paradise anyone? Studio Institute Global is thrilled to be partaking in a new partnership that has our creative imaginations running wild and Caribbean dreams soaking up the sun. Curaçao (a Dutch Caribbean Island just north of the Venezuelan coast) is known for its constant summer climate, white sand beaches, vibrant architecture, and rich history – a recipe that makes Curaçao a filmmaker’s creative haven.

CFI Partnership

Certification Programs, Curaçao


  • On Location Production Management (Production Coordinating
  • Swing (Grip & Electric, DIT, Video Assistant)
Program Dates New session dates coming soon.
Time(s) 9am to 5:30pm
Location International School of Curacao
Course Fee Sponsored through Curacao Film Institute
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Safety and Set-Etiquette Introduction to Both Certifications

Candidates will be introduced to the technical positions within the hierarchy of feature film production, and how the various departments collaborate to create motion pictures. Safety and on-set etiquette will be taught to both certifications programs, and will teach candidates how to handle equipment, health and emergency procedures, “on-set” protocol, and the varying production roles that make up a film crew.

On Location Production Management Trade Certification

This Trade Certification, Production Design course will concentrate on the different positions within the production department such that candidates will gain the knowledge and experience necessary to work in an entry-level position as a Production Manager. Attendees will learn the various roles in a production office, demonstrate proficiency in budgeting, script revisions, cost reporting, and copyright.

Grip & Electric Trade Certification

This Trade Certification, Grip & Electric course will concentrate on the different positions within the grip & electric departments such that candidates will gain the knowledge and experience necessary to work in an entry-level position within the grip & electric departments.  Attendees will learn the roles associated with the grip & electric department and demonstrate proficiency in the fundamentals of cinematography.

Final Project for Both Certifications

This program will culminate with the two trade certification courses (Grip & Electric and Production Management) collaborating on a thirty-second commercial or PSA (Public Service Announcement). This will provide the candidates an opportunity to apply what they have learned in a real world situation.


Our faculty members are skilled professionals with extensive track records in their respective fields. Most importantly, they are passionate about teaching. We are proud to boast a faculty of individuals currently working on professional projects in Hollywood, New York City, and around the world. Specific instructors for each session are announced in the weeks prior to workshop start. In the meantime, please visit our FACULTY + MENTORS page for more details on Studio Institute Global’s talented instructors.

CFI Partnership

With the creation of the Curaçao Film Institute, the island is finally empowered to offer its natural resources to the expansion and ignition of Curaçao’s film and television industries. Not only is the Curaçao Film Institute developing plans for a fully functioning film studio on the island, but it is also working with us, Studio Institute Global, to bring certification programs to local enthusiasts. These workshops will allow individuals currently working in Curaçao’s entertainment industry to hone personal skills while gaining a heightened understanding of industry policies, procedures, and best practices.

The Curaçao Film Institute was developed as a partnership between Curaçaoan filmmakers Alaric Smeets (screenwriter Double Play), Dolph van Stapele (producer Tula, the Revolt), and entrepreneurs Dorine Baas and Robin van Bokhorst.


This course is for local residents only, as space is limited. If you would like to be considered for participation please email to speak with a CFI representative.

If you have already been approved please send a one minute introduction video to


A member of our team will contact you to provide you with more information or you can call us at 1.800.985.9071.

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