Jacksonville Film School by Film Connection
Your Jacksonville Film School Alternative
Want to learn the filmmaking process without uprooting your entire life and moving to a more expensive city? Then the Jacksonville Film Connection is for you. We offer instruction with actual working professionals in the filmmaking industry right here in Jacksonville. Choose our 6-month behind the scenes track to work with mentors in your chosen concentrations. Or, for the filmmaker who wants to experience the entire adrenaline-soaked process, select the 8-month directors track. Your final week of the program, where you’ll pitch your idea to an industry player, will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that some Hollywood people never even get. It’s a no-brainer. This is the future of filmmaking. Get aboard today!
Jacksonville, Florida is located along Florida's northeast coast, near the Georgia state line. While it hosts a population of over 1 million people, it's actually the largest city in America in terms of land area. Its warm climate and beautiful scenery have made Jacksonville a historical favorite hotspot for filmmaking; during the silent movie era, Jacksonville had the nickname "Winter Film Capital of the World." In recent years, the city has seen another resurgence in filmmaking popularity, and numerous film and TV production companies make their home in Jacksonville. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Jacksonville, Florida is an excellent choice for you–especially if you prefer a filmmaking hotspot without having to relocate to New York or Los Angeles.
IMDB lists at least 260 film and television productions that have been filmed in Jacksonville, and the local film office claims it has facilitated some 110 productions just in the last couple of years. Some of the well-known movies that have been filmed in Jacksonville include The Devil's Advocate, G.I. Jane, Lonely Hearts, Sunshine State and Forces of Nature, as well as classics like Cool Hand Luke and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Television production is no stranger here, either, as episodes of America's Most Wanted, Heroes, Access Hollywood and many others have been filmed here.
With all the professional commercials, TV shows and feature films now being shot in the Jacksonville area; this area has once again become ideal for both film students and filmmaking professionals. FILM CONNECTION of Jacksonville can put you on the fast track for a career in film or television production. Let us show you how.