Columbia, South Carolina
The Columbia, South Carolina Film Connection Film School

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Your Columbia Film School Alternative

When they announce your name at the awards show, you’ll remember the moment you first learned about most exciting film program in your area, Columbia Film Connection. You’ll remember how you picked one of two paths: the behind the scenes program or the directors track. You’ll remember all the mentors you’ve met, the working professionals who took you under their wings. Other film school graduates have film degrees. But only you’ll have industry contacts that can help get your project made. Just don’t forget to thank us up there, okay?

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Located in the center of the state, Columbia, South Carolina serves as that state's capital and largest city, with an in-town population of nearly 130,000 people. A number of entertainment professionals have ties to this area, including director/choreographer Stanley Donan and actors Lee Thompson Young, Kristin Davis, and Mary-Louise Parker. Charleston benefits from a generous state tax incentive package for filmmakers, as well as being strategically close to a wide range of filming locations (including mountains, coastline and major cities).  If you aspire to a film career as a film director, film producer, film editor, cameraperson or lighting tech, you'll find plenty of opportunities to learn here in Columbia. 

Many major movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed all over South Carolina, including in and around Columbia. Some of the films that have done location shooting in Columbia and the surrounding regions of South Carolina include Renaissance Man, Chasers, Chattahoochee, Death Sentence, and The Program, to name a few.  

With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, FILM CONNECTION is able to help you on the path of your dreams in ways other film schools cannot. Our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach places you in the heart of the action, working one-on-one with a real industry professional, gaining valuable hands-on experience and making important contacts that can lead to future work. We're proud of the fact that over 70 percent of our graduates go on to permanent industry jobs. You can be next! Enroll in Charleston FILM CONNECTION today, and let us get you started. 

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