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Nashville Film Festival NFI graduates

NFI Grads @ Film Festival:

Two graduates of the Nashville Film Institute's filmmaking diploma program were selected for the 2014 Nashville Film Festival. Eric Byford's documentary, "Straight Up: Tennessee Whiskey" and Scott Crain's short film, "Little Red" were selected for multiple screenings at this year's festival. Congratulations to Eric and Scott from all of us at NFI!

Student Voice: Kappel Cloninger

"Nashville Film Institute has prepared me to make movies. There is no better way to say it. We are well underway of preproduction on our short film, Tandem, and it's going to take a lot of us to make it happen. The cool thing about NFI is that we all learn to work together and this project would not happen by myself. This is an ambitious student film that will test everything we have learned here at NFI. We are still raising funds for the film so feel free to check out our IndieGoGo site!
William Mueller

Student Voice: Danny McCracken, US Army
(Now has worked with: Lions Gate, The Voice, Yamaha Entertainment Group)

"Movies have always been one of my biggest interests. Many weekend nights, after school evenings, and summer days while I was growing up, I could be found watching films. My friends always knew me as the guy who could quote or impersonate most anything from the cinema world. After high school and a year of college, I joined the U.S Army. Many things in my life changed, but my love of the movie world remained the same. Now, my enlistment has ended, and I have decided to make a career for myself in a field I truly love ... more

NFI Grad Wins Best Film

Scott Crain, a graduate of the Nashville Film Institute, led his team to the top prize of the 2013 48 Hour Film Project when they received the Best Film for "Little Red". In total, 'Little Red' won four awards: Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Genre.

The 48 Hour Film Project has become an annual event in Nashville and requires entrants to achieve the seemingly impossible: conceive, write, produce, edit and deliver a film, from start to finish, in only 48 hours. Nashville News Coverage

We Believe in the Filmmaker

The NFI Filmmaking diploma course is fast-paced, focused on the filmmaker, and teaches every commercial application of the moving image. We believe that communication is an Art form, and that in order for artists to best project their ideas onto the screen, they need to know the filmmaking technology, business, and techniques involved in the entire entire film production process.

At the NFI film school, we want to help you share your beliefs, your style, and your stories with the world... we want you to tell your stories. The NFI film program is fast-tracked – designed so you learn and start making films quickly. The curriculum is for people who want to roll up their sleeves, work hard, and quickly get to work behind the camera and in the editing room.

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