This isn’t a boring Albany, GA film school classroom. This isn’t an overcrowded college laboratory. This is life. Real Life. YOUR LIFE.

The truth is this: you don’t need to go to an expensive film school. We’re Albany Film Connection and we’ve got the inside track to mentorships with film professionals while you learn.

If you select our 6-month behind the scenes track, you will be paired up with experienced local filmmakers who can not only mentor you through the technical aspects of your career but also give you an accurate snapshot of the Georgia filmmaking landscape.

Should you choose our 8-month director track, you will not only be linked up with your local mentors but an additional dream mentor, a working professional in Los Angeles, who will meet with you during the final week of the program when you will be flown out to L.A. to meet pitch your project to an industry executive who greenlight projects all the time here in Hollywood. Never before has such an opportunity been available to filmmakers in Albany!

Get Real World Film Production Experience in Albany, GA

Albany, Georgia is located in the southwest section of the state, with a population of around 75,000. At first glance it might not seem like a likely place for a film school, but there are several production companies in the area, and Albany is within driving range of several major cities and filmmaking hotspots like Atlanta and Jacksonville. That, along with a fairly warm climate fed by the Gulf of Mexico and a frequency of location filming throughout the state, make Albany, Georgia a surpising alternative. If you don’t want to have to relocate to L.A. or New York, but you do want to pursue a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, you can do it right here in Albany.

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Our Albany, GA Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Albany benefits from the State of Georgia’s film-friendly atmosphere. According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, nearly 350 productions were shot in the state in 2009 alone. Additionally, the State of Georgia offers tax credit incentives of up to 30 percent for films shot in state, making Albany and the surrounding area very desirable for filmmakers. Some of the movie titles filmed in Albany and surrounding areas of Georgia include Fireproof, Facing the Giants, Zombieland, We Were Soldiers and The Fighting Temptations, just to name a few.


Don’t Spend More on your Film Education if You Don’t Have to

FILM CONNECTION Film School of Albany, Georgia offers an inexpensive, six month course that will hook you up with a working film or television professional who serves as your personal instructor. You will gain valuable hands-on experience on real film or video shoots while making vital connections with industry professionals who do the hiring. In fact, many of FILM CONNECTION graduates get hired before or shortly after graduation. Check us out and see what our film school alternative can do for your career.

Learn the skills you need to take your idea from paper to the big screen.

Real world film education by filmmakers for filmmakers, optimized for today!


Success stories

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