• 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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Anamorphic Lens: Everything You Need To Know

Anamorphic Lens Anamorphic lenses capture an extremely wide view without distorting faces, even with extreme closeups. The lenses can help create ultra-wide rectangular aspect rations, oval broken (out of focus area of the images), and long horizontal lens flares. There are two types of lens that films use: spherical and anamorphic. A spherical lens is…

How Much Do Film Directors Make: Everything You Need To Know

How Much Do Film Directors Make? Depending on experience, most film directors earn between $250,000 to $2 million per project. New directors typically earn between $250,000 to $500,000 per film, while studio film directors earn about $1 million per movie. The Legends: Well-Known Directors With box office earnings totaling over $9 billion, Steven Spielberg is…

Film Editing: Everything You Need To Know

Film Editing Film editors are creative professionals who use film editing techniques to tell stories using video content. They import film footage, organize shots by scenes and takes, and assemble the pieces to create a compelling story. Essential Film Editing Terms and Techniques If you want to become an editor, you need to learn some…

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.