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Film Schools Directory

The largest database of universities, colleges, and institutes offering filmmaker training.

The Filmmaking.net Film Schools Directory is the Internet's largest directory of schools and colleges offering film courses and programs. We currently list 1311 schools and colleges in 86 countries.

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Top-Rated Film Schools

The 10 best film schools in the world, based on the average rating by filmmaking.net users.

  1. The Film School (Seattle, United States)
  2. International Film College (Gold Coast, Australia)
  3. CG Masters School of 3D Animation & VFX (New Westminster, Canada)
  4. Rome International Film School (Rome, Italy)
  5. Mumbai Film Academy (Mumbai, India)
  6. Industry Film School (Shrewsbury, United States)
  7. Chapman University (Orange, United States)
  8. The International Film Institute of New York (New York, United States)
  9. San Diego State University (San Diego, United States)
  10. Film and Media Arts International Academy (Cebu City, Philippines)

Guide to Film School Ratings

★★★★★

Awesome - this school rocks!

★★★★

Good - worth the effort.

★★★
☆☆

Adequate - you'll learn something useful.

★★
☆☆☆

Poor - but beggars can't be choosers.

☆☆☆☆

Dire - don't waste your time!

☆☆☆☆☆

Unrated - the jury is still out

Submitting a New School

The film schools directory contains over 1311 listings, so there is a good chance your school is already included. However, if you know of a university, college, or institution which offers courses in filmmaking and isn't already listed, please let us know.