The UPFI faculty consists of professionals both in the industry and the academe. Similar to the Institute’s lineage to well-rounded education, its respectable educators are also well-rounded individuals. Not only are the faculty members prolific in their fields of expertise, they also are highly acclaimed and recognized by local and international award-giving bodies.

 Aside from the current faculty members, there are renowned professionals and scholars who have been part of UPFI’s educators team. Some of the past instructors include National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera, National Artist for Cinema Lamberto Avellana, award-winning writer Jose F. Lacaba, visiting American professors Collis Davis and Jonathan Beller, critics Joel David, Agustin Sotto and Justiniano Dormiendo,  writer-directors Maryo J. Delos Reyes, Jose Javier Reyes, Pio De Castro III, and Jovenal Velasco, independent filmmakers Kidlat Tahimik, John Torres, to name a few.