Empowering International Film Educators and Learners

At ISTA, we pride ourselves as the forefront experts in hosting international school arts events, specifically tailored for the enrichment of young learners and the professional development of arts educators worldwide. Our mission is to inspire, connect, and empower students and teachers through the transformative power of the arts. Click here to find out more about us.


ISTA IB Diploma School Theater Association

Expanding Film Education: Building on Our Legacy with the IB

Since 2017, ISTA has been at the forefront of delivering IB DP Category 3 specialist film workshops, acting on behalf of the International Baccalaureate (IB) to enrich the educational landscape for film educators worldwide. This endeavor has not only allowed us to hone our expertise but also to strengthen our relationship with the IB. Building on this solid foundation, we are excited to announce our plans to broaden our offerings by introducing a wider array of authorised film workshops. This expansion is part of our ongoing commitment to provide unparalleled support, leadership, and enriching experiences for film educators globally. Alongside these initiatives, we continue to develop and implement numerous other programs designed to enhance the professional journey of educators in the film domain, reinforcing our role as a key contributor to the global arts education community.

Our rich history in theatre has laid a solid foundation of excellence, but it is our diverse network of professionals across various disciplines that enables us to provide a comprehensive and varied educational experience. By introducing film into our portfolio, we aim to foster a more inclusive, innovative, and interdisciplinary approach to arts education globally, building on our esteemed legacy in theatre.



ISTA IB School Theater FilmEvents for Educators

ISTA empowers educators through our face-to-face hands-on learning experiences and workshops. We provide cutting-edge strategies and resources for educators to navigate the evolving landscape of film education, fostering contemporary teaching pedagogies and enhancing classroom experiences.




  • IB DP Film Workshops

We offer a comprehensive suite of IB DP film workshops designed to equip educators with the essential skills and knowledge required to effectively teach the IB DP film course and prepare students for assessment. These workshops, accredited by the International Baccalaureate (IB), span across Category 1, 2, and 3, and are hosted in various global locations to ensure accessibility for all. Explore our workshops.



ISTA IB School Diploma Theater Film Events for Learners

ISTA is excited to announce that we will be developing and piloting a range of new events and experiences specifically designed for IB DP film students. Stay tuned for updates and announcements on this page throughout the year as we unveil these exciting opportunities. Whether it’s workshops, festivals, or collaborative projects, we’re committed to providing enriching experiences for young filmmakers. Keep an eye out for what’s to come!

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Film Resources

In a pioneering collaboration with the IB, ISTA is thrilled to announce the development of the IB DP Film Student Handbook. This groundbreaking resource, set to be published in 2025, will serve as an indispensable guide for students navigating the complexities of film studies within the IB DP framework.

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ISTA IB Diploma School TheaterUpcoming Film Events

Stay informed about our forthcoming film events and seize the opportunity to be part of our vibrant community. Our calendar is regularly updated to ensure you don’t miss out on any of our exciting workshops, festivals, and educational events. View our calendar.