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TFS Named to MovieMaker Magazine’s 2023 List of the 25 Best Film Schools

TORONTO, ON – July 26, 2023 Toronto Film School has been named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s 25 Best Film Schools in the U.S. and Canada of 2023 for the fifth consecutive year.

The esteemed annual list – which includes world-renowned institutions such as UCLA, Columbia University, and New York Film Academy – recognizes schools that prepare students for every aspect of moviemaking, spotlighting both world-renowned institutions and surprisingly affordable schools on the rise.

“Whatever your ambitions and budget, somewhere on this list is an ideal school for every aspiring moviemaker,” said MovieMaker’s editor-in-chief, Tim Molloy. “With so much change in the movie industry, the fundamentals of storytelling are a comforting constant – these 25 schools are deeply committed to guiding the next generation of storytellers.”

This year, Toronto Film School was singled out by MovieMaker in the Outstanding Production Training category for its flagship, 18-month Film Production program ­– marking the third time the honour has been bestowed on the school in the last five years.

TFS was previously recognized in the Outstanding Production Training category in 2021 and 2019, while in 2020 and 2022, TFS made the cut in the magazine’s Outstanding Screenwriting Training category in recognition of its Writing for Film & TV program.

“Students choose Toronto Film School for its world-class faculty, specialized curriculums, hands-on training, and industry networking opportunities from day one,” said Andrew Barnsley, Toronto Film School’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning president.

“Our graduates finish their studies at TFS confident, savvy, and connected. When they leave us, they are not only set-ready, but industry-ready – having mastered their craft and been prepared to enter into an industry that is fast-paced, demanding and exciting.”

Read the full MovieMaker list of the 25 Best Film Schools in the U.S. and Canada in 2023 here: https://www.moviemaker.com/best-film-schools-us-and-canada-2023

About Toronto Film School:

Toronto Film School (TFS) is a globally acclaimed, industry-focused, private career college located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada. Its curriculum is delivered by award-winning faculty who are still actively working in their fields, and thus reflects the industry challenges of today, preparing students to succeed in the rapidly growing film, TV and creative industries. TFS’s three locations include its flagship, 17,000 square foot studio campus, which features five studios, motion-capture technology, and Hollywood-grade equipment. TFS offers its specialized training through both on-campus and online programs, including Film Production, Video Production, Acting for Film, TV & the Theatre, Writing for Film & TV, Graphic Design & Interactive Media, Video Game Design & Animation, and Video Game Design & Development. TFS students graduate set-ready and industry-ready with a professional portfolio in 12 to 24 months.

For more information, contact Alyson Musial, Director of Communications at [email protected]

Cynthia Reason

Cynthia Reason (she/her) is a former newspaper journalist turned communications professional who currently works as Toronto Film School’s Manager of Communications. Prior to joining TFS, she spent 13 years working as a reporter for Torstar/Metroland Media Toronto, writing for publications including Toronto.com, the Etobicoke Guardian, and the Toronto Star, among others. Her byline has also appeared in the National Post. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph and Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Humber College.


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