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The Saratoga Film Academy

SFA began educational film programming for kids and teens in 2015 and by 2021 has evolved into a full service production company. Currently we are producing local ads, films, and documentaries for various companies, organizations, and individuals who are looking to promote or create media content. 

Additionally we have began offering consulting services across the north east for non-profits and organizations who are looking to produce media content in house or set up educational programming through their organization.


We continue to provide hands-on, project based learning, filmmaking experiences for students of all ages. This dynamic learning experience uses Hollywood insider knowledge on how to develop students' technical skills to assist them in expressing their artistic voices.


We have the ability to be mobile if private institutions or organizations would like to sponsor programming at their site. For more information contact us at

Since 2015, we have been proud to have worked with hundreds of students, and numerous businesses and organizations and have built a community of local filmmakers, actors, and other artists.  There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in our growing community, so please inquire if you are interested in getting involved at

"Make great art." - Neil Gaiman 

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Jon Dorflinger 

Writer, filmmaker, and teacher, he is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC). He worked in production for 6 years in the Hollywood Film Industry on such films as Seabiscuit, The Terminal, Team America, and Memoirs of a Geisha, with such names as Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. While working for a VP of Production at Warner Brothers Studios, he learned the business side of production management.

As the personal assistant to writer/director Tom Brady, he was involved in the creative process of writing, casting, producing, and post-production of The Comebacks starring David Koechner (Anchorman). He completed the Professional Program in Screenwriting at UCLA, and is currently in midst of several writing projects for books, movies, and TV. This former "Teacher of the Year” taught high school English in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and holds a Masters Degree in Teaching and a teaching certification for New York State in 7-12 English Language Arts. He currently owns and operates The Saratoga Film Academy, was formerly Proctor’s media arts teacher at Ballston Spa High School, and is actively producing several commercial and creative film/video projects every year.

Jon Dorflinger
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