• ACCREDITED FILM SCHOOL
  • FINANCIAL AID*
  • VETERANS BENEFITS*
  • SCHOLARSHIPS*

*to those who qualify

ALL FILM. ALL DAY.

Nashville Film Institute is creating filmmakers – all day, every day.

We believe in getting our students totally immersed in the film industry and eliminating distractions. We provide the fast track, avoiding unrelated topics and useless credit hours. We get our students out of the traditional classroom, in the field, on set, and behind the camera. It’s hands-on creativity every single day.

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Eye Light: Everything You Need to Know

Eye Light An eye light is the source of light that reflects off an eye’s surface. This light adds dimension and depth, bringing out the emotion of the subject. Why Use An Eye Light? Eyes seem unemotional and lifeless on film without an eye light. We look to the eyes of a person to gain…

DIY Ring Light: 5 Different Ring Lights to Try

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WE START CAREERS

Our post-graduation placement rate is higher than 70%.

As an accredited film school – financial aid for those who qualify (FAFSA) – Nashville Film Institute is focused on building the careers of our students and alumni.  And because our program is hands-on and in the industry, many of our students have contracts and job offers lined up before they even graduate. And NFI, our success is built from the successful careers of our alumni.

LEARN FROM ACTIVE FILMMAKERS

At the NFI, all of our faculty are actively involved in the film industry. They’re producers, writers, editors, actors, stylists, and more. This provides our students with rich perspectives on trends and technology, exposure to an active network of professionals, and real-world mentoring.

THE NFI EXPERIENCE

At the NFI, our family of filmmakers creates a one-of-a-kind culture. From students to faculty to alumni, we’re all obsessed with one thing: making movies. And, because filmmaking is inherently a team experience, we’re all continuously collaborating, brainstorming, and building relationships, both as friends and colleagues. Together, we challenge, encourage, and shape one another as production artists.

THE NINE-MONTH PROGRAM

You want to start your career. We get you started in only nine months.

We equip filmmakers to with the skills, network, and hands-on experiences needed to hit the ground running. NFI’s Cinema Production Program is like bootcamp for filmmakers.

WE’RE IN THE HEART OF NASHVILLE

As one of the fastest growing cities in America, Nashville’s film industry is rapidly expanding. Our city was built on the entertainment industry and southern hospitality. Our local community of artists truly cares about the next generation and is always willing to provide new opportunities. From music videos to television shows to national commercials, Nashville receives high praise for it’s commitment to excellence in the industry.