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We help you become the filmmaker you want to be.

It’s all about storytelling.


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Natalie Peterson
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Named one of the top 30 film schools worldwide by Variety

It's fine if you've never picked up a camera as long as you have something to say. We're looking for students with a point of view that they're excited to share. We're looking for people who like to tell stories... on paper, on camera or around a dinner table.

One of the great satisfactions in teaching is helping students discover what they are truly capable of and showing them they can do better than they ever dreamed. Our faculty has all worked in the industry, many with 30+ years of experience. There's no question a student can ask that we can't answer. All our teachers are deeply interested in the students' learning and welfare and joy at being in a building full of people who want to make movies and television.

With a 250 seat theater / sound mixing stage, we're the world's only school whose students learn to mix in Dolby Atmos on a feature film sized mixing stage. We've got top of the line cameras, including the ARRI Alexa LF, superb lighting and grip gear. Students also have access to a 50 seat theater / 7.1 mix stage, a 15 seat 7.1 mix stage, color correction suite, 4K edit bays, a 2,500 square foot sound stage and a Foley / ADR stage.

Motion Pictures is one of the first film departments in the world with Avid Media Central, which allows students to work on projects from nearly anywhere in the Continental U.S. If they have a computer and internet connection, students can login and control one of our 87 remote editing systems to run industry standard software like Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools.  Offering nearly two petabytes of storage, the Belmont media server and Avid Media Central make collaborating on films from anywhere easier, faster, and better than ever.   

Our students hit the ground running, shooting and editing films their first semester. There's no way to make art that is more collaborative than getting a crew together and making a movie. Filmmaking is hard. It's also fun, and, the harder you work, the more fun it is.

student produced 

Director & Editor - Jacob Samuels
Producer - Dan Fite Jr.
AD - Mary Ganser
DP - Luke Sacksteder, Caroline Pabst, Jacob Samuels, & Dan Fite Jr.
Sound - Davie Marchant



Tell your story.