The Hollywood Reporter magazine recognized Ithaca College in the 2022 edition of its annual Top 25 Film Schools in America list. IC earned its highest ranking ever, coming in at #16.
This is the sixth time Ithaca has earned a spot on the list. The rankings are compiled based on consultations with industry professionals, film school alumni, and academic experts.
Other schools included the rankings were New York University, Columbia University and University of Southern California.
IC’s film program is housed within the Roy H. Park School of Communications. This is not the only accolade the program has received recently. Entertainment publications The Wrap and Variety each named the Park School as one of their top film schools in America.
Ithaca students, faculty, and alumni are consistently producing high-quality work. Alum Justin Li ’21 recently took home the Directors Guild of America’s (DGA) 2021 East Region Jury Award as the Best Asian American Student Filmmaker. This year also marked the 25th anniversary of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, led by Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and media arts, sciences, and studies.