NFI Admissions

"When you start out as a filmmaker, you do parodies, because you can't really compete on a studio level. "
- Bill Paxton
Nashville film institute

New to Nashville Film Institute?

NFI is a demanding school where standards of excellence are the norm; where students have the opportunity to gain the academic, artistic, business and technical expertise needed for achievement and success.

We take the time to interview and get to know each person who applies to our school. Those selected for admissions to NFI demonstrate a strong passion for their industry of choice, a willingness to make sacrifices to achieve their dreams, and the courage to take the action needed to turn their dreams into reality.

Download The NFI Brochure or for more information call NFI: 877-627-3456

Welcome High School Seniors!

Now that you’re getting close to graduation, it's the perfect time to start making plans for the future and to realize your true, creative potential. At NFI, we can help you determine which direction your passions and interests could lead. Simply take a few moments to explore the new High School section of our web site. This new addition to our site is designed especially for highs school seniors. You may find that NFI is just what you are looking for.

At NFI, you can:

  • Learn in a passionate, career-focused educational environment from teachers who are successful professionals working in their chosen fields
  • Get focused attention in manageable-size classes and a supportive learning environment
  • Work with industry-current studio facilities, labs, and equipment
  • Benefit from our complementary business curriculum designed to develop your entrepreneurial skills
NFI offers training that can prepare you for an exciting career.

NFI Accepts GI Bills

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

As of August 1, 2009, the Post-9/11 GI Bill is effective for training. Approved training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill includes graduate and undergraduate degrees, and vocational/technical training. All training programs must be offered by an institution of higher learning (IHL) and approved for GI Bill benefits. Additionally, tutorial assistance, and licensing and certification test reimbursement are approved under the Post- 9/11 GI Bill.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay your tuition based upon the highest in-state tuition charged by a public educational institution in the state where the school is located. The amount of support that an individual may qualify for depends on where they live and what type of degree they are pursuing. For a summary: Compare the Benefits

This Post 9-11 GI Bill will pay eligible individuals:

  • Tuition & fees directly to the school not to exceed the maximum in-state tuition & fees at a public Institution of Higher Learning. See chart listing maximum in-state tuition rates
  • A monthly housing allowance based on the Basic Allowance for Housing for an E-5 with dependents at the location of the school.
  • For those attending foreign schools (schools without a main campus in the U.S.) the BAH rate is fixed at $1,333.00 for 2009.
  • An annual books & supplies stipend of $1,000 paid proportionately based on enrollment.
  • A one-time rural benefit payment for eligible individuals.

This benefit is payable only for training at an Institution of Higher Learning (IHL). If you are enrolled exclusively in online training you will not receive the housing allowance. If you are on active duty you will not receive the housing allowance or books & supplies stipend. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents.

Apply For Benefits Online (VONAPP)

To Apply:

Step 1: Determine Your Best Benefit : What Type of Training Do You Plan To Take

On-The-Job Training, Apprenticeship, Flight Training, Or Other Professional Training
The Post-9/11 GI Bill covers approved programs offered at institutions of higher learning. That means it covers an Associate, Bachelor, or Graduate degree, or a non-college degree program offered at a college or university. You may be able to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill for on-the-job, apprenticeship, flight, or other professional training if you have entitlement under another VA education program that covers such training.

Step 2 Collect Your Paperwork and Information

Paperwork and Information Requirements

Step 3 Choose the School:

Nashville Film Institute
500 Lafayette Street
Building A
Nashville TN 37203