THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER -- No. 21. San Francisco State University
The undergrad film program has ballooned to more than 1,200 students (it had only 800 four years ago), although the much more competitive M.F.A. program keeps the head count to 15 a year. What’s attracting more applicants isn’t just the school’s broad curriculum covering everything from theory to production but also its San Francisco-y attitude about filmmaking and creativity.
“It’s a very open-minded university in an industry that can be regimented,” says documentarian Kimberly Reed (’95), whose latest project, Dark Money, is currently in theatrical release and will air on PBS’ POV in October. “That really appealed to me.”