Nashville Film Institute (NFI) is dedicated to a simple mission:

"To train students for careers in the film industry."

We determine our success by the success of our alumni in the film industry. We're not just an art school. We're not just teaching theory. As an accredited, vocational film school, our work is laser focused on providing students with practical, hands-on experience to prepare them for successful careers in the film industry.

If you want to become a filmmaker, come to NFI.

Working in the Industry

Our students and alumni continue to work with many amazing brands, companies, personalities, projects, and causes. Here are a few:


We are Nashville's Film School

Nashville Film Institute was founded in 2006 right here in Middle Tennessee. We're proud to have always been part of the Nashville community. Our city is deeply rooted in the arts and entertainment, and we're honored to share that creative legacy with our students.