The National Film Board of Canada announced Thursday that it is offering film school admissions in the fall to students attending the Savannah Film School in South Carolina.
The Savannah Film Academy is a new accredited film school with more than 200 students, many of whom are members of the Savannah College of Art and Design.
The school is located in the city of Savannah, Georgia.
“The film industry is a vibrant and exciting sector of the economy, and the Savannah Community Film School will be a key part of the Atlanta area’s future economic growth,” said Julie DeVos, NFB’s director of education and programs.
“As a proud member of the film industry, I am thrilled to partner with the Savannah Academy and partner with Savannah College to offer students a premier educational experience at a very affordable price.”
The academy will offer four years of film and video-on-demand courses, a career-focused online degree program and a certificate program.
NFB, which is in its second year of membership, also announced that it has committed to expanding its film school program to eight campuses across the United States and Canada, with the goal of enrolling 100 students.
“We are thrilled to welcome our first students into our academy and are confident that Savannah’s new, state-of-the-art facility will be an ideal fit for our graduates,” said Michael Bussi, president of the National Film School.
“This is a great day for Savannah and Georgia.”
The NFB said it is the first accredited film and film-on -demand program in the world to offer online-only courses.
The academy has also partnered with the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Chamber of Industry, Georgia Film Association and the Georgia Department of Education.
The NFTC also announced plans to open an additional six film and technology schools in the United Kingdom and Ireland.