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Your Atlanta Film School Alternative

The Atlanta, Georgia Film Connection Film School Advantage

1) We’re Located Everywhere.

The Film Connection filmmaker school has more locations than any other film school in the world. Why? Because our school takes place on-the-job in real film and production facilities. Anywhere in the United States you happen to live, we have a location near you.
Learn near where you live. Advantage: Film Connection.

2) Low Tuition Helps You Graduate Debt Free.

It’s ludicrous to go tens of thousands of dollars into debt for a film school education. It’s also completely unnecessary. We keep our tuition rates low so you can focus on jumpstarting your film career.
Other schools not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Film Connection.

3) Learn On-the-Job, Not In a Classroom.

Seriously—what can you learn about filmmaking sitting in some classroom? Nothing. You only learn this skill by doing it. That’s why we place you as a student apprentice (extern) inside a real Atlanta film production facility, where you’ll be taught by a working film professional. With the Film Connection, your classes take place on-the-job and on the set of real productions.
Real-world experience, not useless theoretical classroom instruction. Advantage: Film Connection.

4) Learn One-on-One From a Mentor.

With the Film Connection, you’re not just a student—you’re an apprentice (extern). And your instructor isn’t a full-time classroom professor—he/she is a working Atlanta film professional with years of expertise in your area of interest, whether that’s directing, screenwriting, producing, cinematography, etc. This film professional will become your personal mentor, taking you through the curriculum one-on-one. Ask any questions you like; learn at your own pace.
One teacher to one student. Advantage: Film Connection.

5) Endorsed and Recommended by Hundreds of Professionals.

We are endorsed by famous directors David Lynch, Grant Heslov, and Oliver Stone, noted film composer Hans Zimmer, and hundreds of others like them across the country. More film professionals endorse us than any other school because they know our methods work to break people into the film industry. What’s more, many of these pros choose to teach our student apprentices.
More professional endorsements than any other film school. Advantage: Film Connection.

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6) True Job Placement Assistance.

Learning on-the-job has its advantages: many of our film apprentices end up getting hired or recommended for jobs by our mentors. But when no job openings are available from your mentor, we don’t leave you hanging. Our film school offers true job placement assistance through our completely free Stay Connected Program. We’ll work tirelessly to help you find employment in the film industry for up to 12 months after you graduate.
“Job placement” at other schools means handing you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Film Connection.

7) You’re On the Inside From Day One

The biggest challenge for any emerging filmmaker is getting “in the door” of the film industry—getting someone of influence to pay attention to you. One of the biggest advantages of the Film Connection is that by placing you in a real Atlanta film production facility, we get you on the inside from your very first day of training. You’re in the workplace, you’re on the set, you’re building relationships, you’re proving your abilities. By the time you graduate, you’re already an insider.
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Film Connection.

8) Unlimited Free Tutoring.

Need help with your homework? Stumped on an assignment? Trouble using your editing software? Mentor not available? No problem. Our program includes free, unlimited tutoring. Give us a call, and we’ll help you out.
Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Film Connection.

9) Real Industry Connections.

The film industry is all about connections, and you can’t make those connections without spending time where the film people are hanging out. By placing you in a real film production company as an apprentice (extern), the Film Connection enables you to make lots of industry connections you could never make sitting in a college or trade school classroom. These are the connections that can advance your career.
Real world film industry connections. Big Advantage: Film Connection.

10) Take It All the Way to Hollywood.

Ready to make your big break into the Hollywood scene? We’re here to help! All through your Atlanta Film Connection apprenticeship (externship), you’ll be working on developing your own film idea—and when you’re ready, we’ll arrange for you to pitch your film in Los Angeles in front of REAL Hollywood film executives! No other film school in the world offers this kind of opportunity, but with us, it’s part of your program.
A real chance to break into Hollywood. Big Advantage: Film Connection. NO OTHER FILM SCHOOL DOES THIS.

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Only one film school in Atlanta gets you inside an actual Atlanta film production company for a film student apprenticeship (externship) working with the pros. Make no mistake, the smartest way in Atlanta to learn directing, producing, editing, camera, screenwriting or general production is to start inside an Atlanta film production company as a film apprentice–and Atlanta FILM CONNECTION puts you there. Break into the film business with our help!

Why would you spend 50 thousand dollars or more, or go deep into debt, to go to film school at a college or trade school? You can spend far less money and go to film school in a real production company right here in Atlanta. Our film school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient way to get your film school education, and we help you get connected while you get educated.

To APPLY for our Atlanta Film School, click here.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA is the 9th largest DMA in the U.S., and the original headquarters and still pivotal player in Ted Turner’s media conglomerate of MGM, CNN, TBS and TNT, as well as home to Coca Cola, the Atlanta Braves, Hawks and Falcons, and over 30 institutes of higher learning. Not only does Atlanta host a significant TV presence along with several major cable networks, but in recent years it has seen a significant expansion of its film industry, leading the City of Atlanta to establish its own Office of Entertainment to cater to the needs of film productions. This area’s diversity of locations and mild climate make it a favorite spot for location filming. Take a look at a few of the major productions that have filmed on location here in Atlanta just in the past few years:

  • Zombieland (2009)
  • Need for Speed (2014)
  • Prisoners (2013)
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)
  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2014)
  • Million Dollar Arm (2014)
  • The Internship (2013)
  • Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
  • Halt and Catch Fire (TV Series, 2014)
  • The Walking Dead (TV Series, (2010-present)
  • Needless to say, there is a growing need in Atlanta for qualified and experienced directors, producers, writers, editors, camera operators and other film crew. There are also numerous opportunities to make valuable connections with industry professionals—and the FILM CONNECTION gets you closer to the action than any other film school can.

    Our unique mentor-apprentice (extern) approach is the secret of our success. We don’t waste your time by sticking you in some classroom with a bunch of other students. Instead, we place you with a seasoned film professional in a real film production company as an apprentice (extern). Your mentor will train you on-the-job, and will specialize in your particular area of interest, whether it’s producing, directing, film editing, cinematography, film editing, etc. If you dream of breaking into Hollywood with your own film, we’ve got you covered there, too; our structured curriculum is designed to guide you through the development of your own film idea, and when you’re ready, we’ll arrange a special meeting in Los Angeles for you to PITCH YOUR FILM to real industry executives!

    The point is, you’ll never get this kind of opportunity to break into the film industry by studying at any classroom-based film school—so why waste your time and money? You owe it to yourself to see what the ATLANTA FILM CONNECTION can do to help you jumpstart your career!

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The Film Connection is where it all starts. We help make your dreams happen.
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Atlanta Film Connection Film Institute
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Our unique Atlanta Filmmaking programs train you inside a real production companies, 2-7 times per week, around your busy schedule. You will learn audio under the direct, one-on-one supervision of a professional filmmaker.