1-Minute Video: Tell Us How You’re Coping

We’re all in this together, so we’d love to see how you’re coping and battling the boredom of unexpectedly not being in school. Post a 1-minute video to the Nashville Film Institute facebook page and the best 20 submissions will get free admissions to our Summer Film Camp’s July 27-31, 2020 session!   SHORT FILM…

Congrats To Our Recent Graduates!

Congratulations to the most recent graduation class at Nashville Film Institute. It was a great 9 months and we’re proud to have you as members of the ever-growing NFI Alumni Group! And a special thank you to the guest speakers R. Madhavan and Adam G. Simon who shared their experiences and advice from Hollywood to…

Meet Cinematography Instructor Mark Gary

Take a minute to learn a little about NFI’s cinematography instructor, Mark Gary.


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.


All day, every day, we’re creating filmmakers. 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.