NFI TESTIMONIALS

One of the most exciting elements in creating great art is having great collaborations. No production, whether it is audio or video, can be made without the contributions from many individuals. The collaboration that I had with NFI in creating the "Father Forgiven" video is one of the best experiences I have had as an artist. The facilities and the equipment were top of the line and the students were skilled and had that "can do" attitude that is so important in making great art. And the leadership of NFI founder Prema Thiagarajah and video director Micah Ellars was as good as it gets! I have no doubt that the future of NFI is incredibly bright and the future of film and video production in Nashville will most certainly benefit from what is being created at NFI. I look forward to working with NFI again in the future!
Loren E. Mulraine, Esq.
Of the 58 cast and crew members on the set of Father, Son & Holy Moses!, the NFI grads stood out as a powerful force. They had all of the ingredients a Producer looks for. They were the hardest working. Michael Butts, our Director of Photography, never hesitated to get the extra angle or take to ensure each scene reached its max potential. He was on his feet for three 12 hour days in a row and was always positive. All their training translated to production effectiveness. Sammy Pendergrast, 1st Assistant Director, was confident and decisive on the set. When diminutive Sammy yelled 'Quiet on the set!' everyone knew who was in charge. Lastly, NFI grads were versatile. DeMoyne Culpepper was the Script Supervisor on Day 1 and an extra in the classroom on Day 2. She changed gears seamlessly and even offered to come back on Day 3 in a different role. For my next feature film, I'm going to contact NFI first as I build my crew!
Mitch Emoff, Writer/Producer Laughter For Soul Productions
Group Leader, Nashville Filmmakers Meetup

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NFI has created a wonderful environment for serious filmmakers to learn the practical skills needed for production activities. I have had the pleasure of working with several students and find them to be motivated, talented, and passionate about their industry and profession.
Kelly L. Frey, MS, JD - "The Film Guy"
Attorney at Law

WHY ATTEND NFI?

LOW TUITION, HIGH VALUE
Prepare for a career in Cinema in 9 months with our unique educational model balancing theory and hands-on production for under $20k. NFI's diploma course is focused, affordable & teaches every commercial application of the moving image.
GEAR
Mac Book Pro laptop with professional video and sound editing software included Filmmaking on the go, when you enter the door. We give you the tools to get the job done. Included in your tuition!

VOCATION, VOCATION, VOCATION
Build a career for yourself in the film industry - our program teaches you both the art and business of filmmaking.
SMALL CLASS SIZE
A lecture class size of 24 students, and lab size of 12 students ensures more access to instructors, more networking opportunities and more time on equipment.
ACCELERATED EDUCATION
All film, all the time. Total immersion education gets you out into the work world faster. We're laser-focused on what you need to know to succeed in the film industry.
OUR TEACHERS ARE FILMMAKERS
Our faculty is made up of award winning film professionals with real world experience. Their thriving professional careers keeps our students on the cutting edge of the new film economy.
HANDS ON TRAINING
In-depth hands-on training with the latest industry standard equipment.
TARGETED CURRICULUM
NFI's filmmaking curriculum targets exactly what you need to start a career in the film industry. We combine industry-applicable theoretical knowledge with specific skill set instruction.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Nashville is constantly bustling with film and video productions. NFI is part of that community. As such, our students often work and apprentice on productions in and around Nashville.
LIVING EASY ON "THE THIRD COAST"
By studying in Nashville, you'll enjoy a lower cost of living and a lower stress level than you'd experience while living in those other industry hubs: Los Angeles and New York City. Nashville is an emerging creative mecca that everyone wants to know about. Ask Jack White, Nicole Kidman.