Centre of Excellence in Multimedia & Cinematography

2019 Certificate Course Programme and Vocational Training for Secondary Schools.

This to inform all interested film enthusiasts that 2019 Certificate Course programme in
    • Cinematography
    • Film Editing
    • Scriptwriting
    • Digital Still Photography
    • Acting/Directing
    • Makeup, and Special Effects.
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NUC Ups NFI Admission Quota and Carrying Capacity

The National Universities Commission has considered and approved an upward review of the admission quota of the National Film Institute Bachelor of Film Arts Degree to 150 from 40, which was the former quota.

The approval was conveyed in a communication to the Institute by the Management of the Commission through its Director Academic Planning, Dr. G.B. KUMO on behalf of the Executive Secretary.

The increment in the capacity and admission quota takes effect from the 2018/2019 academic sessions and is an indication of the expansion exercise of the management geared toward improving learning and infrastructure at the nation's premier film school.

NBTE Grants NFI Full Accreditation for its National Innovative Diploma in Film and Television Production

The National Board for Technical Education has granted full accreditation to the NFI's National Innovative Diploma in Film and Television Production. This is sequel to the accreditation visitation carried out bt the Board in November, 2018. The acting Director, Vocational, Technical and Skills Development of the NBTE

2019/2020 Admission in Progress

The National Film Institute, Jos invites qualified candidates for admission into its Degree and Diploma programmes for the 2019/2020 academic session. Interested candidates should obtain admission/screening forms at the Bursary of Institute.


Admission forms can also be obtained at the various zonal offices of the Nigerian Film Corporation in Lagos, Abia, Kano and Abuja. Candidates who did not originally apply to the Institute but scored the approved JAMB cut off points for Diploma and Degree programs can also apply. Kindly, watch out for the online Admission Form soonest

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The Filmmakers

The Institute is designed to cater for filmmakers and intending filmmakers in Nigeria and abroad. With courses modified for intensive theoretical and practical needs of students, the Institute offer tailor-made courses to meet the needs of professionals as well as novices who want to pursue a career in filmmaking. All programmes are on full time basis, for professionals, however, a short-term course is designed for them to suit their needs. The cost of training in film making is very high worldwide but considerable efforts have been made to see that students enjoy training at appreciable cost.

Every student gets the opportunity to directly or indirectly participate in a production workshop a regiment for practical experience before the end of the academic session. Students also undertake SIWES (Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme) from 3 to 6months which expose them to work with, and under professionals in the industry. .

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