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

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.

As such, there are several film school options in the ATL. But before you put down your hard-earned money or sign up for four years in a classroom, consider what our Atlanta Film School has to offer. Our programs last from six to nine months and cost just a small fraction of what those “name” schools charge for tuition.

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

And it goes beyond just the time and money and you’ll save. Our unique mentored externship approach is the secret of our success. We don’t stick you in a classroom with a bunch of other students. Instead, we place you with a seasoned film professional in a real film production company as an extern.

Your mentor will train you on the job and will specialize in your particular area of interest. You’ll get a better understanding of what to expect in a filmmaking career, how to better be prepared for different situations, and solve common issues on the set. The information and experience you get with Film Connection will give you a reference of how to work with people in this industry, whether as part of a crew or as you produce your own films. 

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Adam Weber

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Daniel Lir

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Alejandra Huerta

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Daniela Larsen

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Atlanta

It’s a big step, pursuing your dreams. Luckily, you live in an ideal area to learn filmmaking. Atlanta has a variety of locations to choose from for a wide range of scenes. The big city, rural areas, and historic avenues. The Atlanta Film Connection also has a facility stocked full of the latest equipment. So there’s no need to move to L.A., N.Y., Miami, or anywhere else to learn how to make films. 

We understand life can get in the way – so we offer remote learning opportunities to those that aren’t able to commit to in-person mentoring. Being at the production facility or on location is the best way to experience one of our programs. But with virtual learning, you’ll still get the undivided attention of our mentor, feedback on your work, and answers to your questions. We believe everyone should have access to this kind of education, regardless of their situation.

Our Atlanta Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Because the Atlanta Film Connection film directing method works directly with Atlanta-based filmmakers and production companies, we can tap into the local infrastructure in ways that most educational institutions can’t. This may be the most invaluable part of our programs. Our mentors are already established in Atlanta, so they’ve worked with many of the key players in the industry.

And while we won’t say it’s impossible to break into the biz without a little help, filmmakers are very particular with who they work. They prefer known entities over inexperienced ones. Film Connection brings these opportunities to you—it’s up to you to make the most of them. You may very well be impressing the people you’ll be working for, working with, or as part of your crew when making your own films.

Nearby locations

Hours: M-F 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Film Connection

3333 Piedmont Road, Suite 2050
Atlanta, GA 30305

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699 11th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

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650 Hamilton Avenue Suite A
Atlanta, GA 30312

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