SCAD steals the show, named one of 2021's best film schools in U.S. and Canada by MovieMaker

The cameras never stop rolling when it comes to the achievements of the Savannah College of Art and Design. 

MovieMaker magazine named SCAD on its 2021 list of the Best Film Schools in the U.S. and Canada Wednesday for its outstanding production training. It's no surprise for a school that prioritizes preparing students for careers in an extensive amount of creative professions and wows every year with an esteemed film festival.

The annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival is the largest university-run film festival in the world and celebrates the artistry from award-winning professionals as well as student filmmakers. The competitive eight-day event is held in high regard, lining Broughton Street and bringing in people from all over to immerse themselves in captivating documentaries and short films.

The blurb by MovieMaker on the list of best film schools commends SCAD for their “excellent facilities” and “experienced faculty.” They also emphasize the school's motto of “we learn by doing,” cosigned by D.W. Moffett, award-winning actor and chair of SCAD’s film and television department, who told Movie Maker, “Theory, as such, is really devoted to storytelling. We emphasize story over everything else.”

Tim Molloy, the editor in chief of MovieMaker and regular attendee of the SCAD Savannah Film Festival, gave credit to the film school for contributing to Georgia’s booming film industry.

“It's an innovative, diverse and inspiring school that clearly prioritizes students above all else, and nurtures them from admission through their entire careers,” Molloy said.

Molloy also said the expansion of the Savannah Film Studios, which feature new sets and an XR stage, will "create the U.S.'s most comprehensive university film studio complex" and "only adds to SCAD's reputation for producing great artists."

This year's SCAD Savannah Film Festival takes place from Oct. 23-30.

Laura Nwogu is the quality of life reporter for Savannah Morning News. Contact her at Twitter: @lauranwogu_

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