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The Hollywood Reporter’s Best 25 Film School Rankings


For those interested in film school possibilities, here is the Hollywood Reporter‘s ranking of what it consideres to be the top 25 film schools in the world. As with any ranking, it must be taken with a grain of salt (most of the schools listed are in the United States [and the majority in the state of California], with only one in Asia, and four in Europe), but of particular interest to Nigerian filmmakers may be the less expensive non-American schools on this list.

To read the entire ranking which The Hollywood Reporter states is its “inaugural list (comprised with help from industry insiders) of the world’s best” with details on each school, click through to the Hollywood Reporter article. I’ve listed the schools from the article here with links to each university.

1. American Film Institute (Los Angeles, California, USA)

2. University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California, USA)

3. Beijing Film Academy (Beijing, China)

4. New York University Tisch School of the Arts (Manhattan, New York, USA)

5. University of Southern California Los Angeles (UCLA) (Los Angeles, California, USA)

6. California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, California, USA)

7. The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Prague, Czech Republic)

8. Columbia University School of the Arts (Manhattan, New York, USA)

9. Wesleyan University (Middleton, Connecticut, USA)

10. The National Film and Television School (Beaconsfield, United Kingdom)

11. La Femis (Paris, France)

12. University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA)

13. University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas, USA)

14. The Polish National Film, Television, and Theatre School (Lodz, Poland)

15. Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York, USA)

16. Stanford University (Palo Alto, California, USA)

17. Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts (Tallahassee, Florida, USA)

18. Emerson Visual and Media Arts School (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

19. Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, California, USA)

20. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)

21. Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, Rhode Island, USA)

22. Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts (Orange, California, USA)

23. Ringling College of Art and Design (Sarasota, Florida, USA)

24. Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois, USA)

25. Colorado Film School (Denver, Colorado, USA)

 

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Bayero University’s Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu awarded at BOB-TV for his contribution to Kannywood


 On the Finafinan Hausa listserve, Nasiru Bappah Muhammad reports that Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu of Bayero University (in the Department of Education and the Department of Mass Communications) has won an award at the ongoing “Best of the Best” film and broadcast expo in Abuja, BOB-TV

With great joy, I wish to announce to you that Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu has, yesterday represented by Malam Habibu Sani, received an award at the on-going 7th African Film and Television Programmes Expo (BOBTV) in Abuja, alongside Mr. Steve Ojo (Broadcaster), Chief Zeb Ejiro (Producer), Opa Williams (Producer/A Nite of a Thousand Laughs) Emem Isong (Filmmaker), and Sam Dede (Actor/Lecturer).

 The award (Best of the Best Honours) was given to Prof Abdalla in Special Recognition of his immense contribution to the development of Kannywood-as Scholar and Critic who helped in charting a course for Kannywood, organized/coordinated seminars/trainings/conferences, and created an online forum, Dandalin Finafinan Hausa, for general discussions, reviews and promotions of Hausa Films.

Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu’s award marks the second BOB TV award for faculty in Bayero University’s Department of Mass Communications. Current Head of Department, Dr. Umar Faruk Jibril, recieved an award last year, 2009.