The Wrap Top 50 Film Schools

“Hollywood Pros Rank The Top Schools to Launch a Career”—The Wrap

The Wrap ranked our film program in its Top 50 U.S. Film Schools list for the third year in a row. This is The Wrap’s fourth annual film school ranking. The Los Angeles Film School moved up in the ranks from the previous years and is in the company of its sister school, Full Sail University.


#27 The Los Angeles Film School

In its 20th year, LAFS is reaching new heights in the industry. Some 38 LAFS alums worked on 31 productions that earned 121 nominations and 24 wins at the Emmys®, including Blake Webster’s Carpool Karaoke: The Series. And 21 alums worked on 12 productions that earned 24 SAG Award nominations and two wins, including Barry and Can You Ever Forgive Me? DP Brandon Trost, a Sundance cinematography prizewinner.


“What a delightful and proud moment for The Los Angeles Film School to be recognized by The Wrap again this year,” said president Tammy Elliott.

“This moment bears witness to our focused, driven and creative students; the care and expert guidance that our faculty and staff provide every day; our exceptional, hands-on experiential educational model; and the industry that continues to partner with LAFS and especially our graduates as they launch and build their careers.”

The accolade coincides with a significant milestone in the school’s history. The L.A. Film School celebrated its 20th anniversary in September and created the Spotlight Academy to honor its alumni success throughout the years. Three of the five members inducted into the Spotlight Academy graduated from the film program. Their careers have flourished within the entertainment industry as they continue to carry on the LAFS legacy.


See the 2017, 2018 and 2019 rankings.

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