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

The biggest thing to hit Augusta since the Masters is our film school. We’re Augusta Film Connection and we’ve got mentors ready for you!

Our 6-month behind-the-scenes track partners you up with working professionals from Augusta who will guide your progress and ensure that you understand not just the technical demands of working in filmmaking but the importance of networking and a professional demeanor in your day-to-day collaborations with other professionals.

Get Real World Film Production Experience in Augusta

If you elect our 8-month director track, you get the added bonus of working with a dream mentor in addition to your local mentors. Your dream mentor is a working professional in Los Angeles who will be in regular contact with you throughout your program. At the end of your program, project in hand, you will then come out to Los Angeles to meet your dream mentor and hone your project’s pitch. Once that’s ready you will meet with another industry professional, usually someone who greenlights projects here in Hollywood, to see where your project stacks up against the pros. No other film school anywhere offers you this chance to make your dreams become a reality!

Meet Our Mentors

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

Augusta, Georgia is located on the eastern side of Georgia at the South Carolina border, with an approximate population of nearly 200,000 people–but set in a metro area of over half a million. While film schools are scarce in Augusta (except for ours, of course), there are several film or television production companies in this area, which is where we place you for film school. Additionally, Georgia is a very film-friendly area, offering incentives of up to 30 percent in tax credits for films shot here; in fact, hundreds of professional productions take place in Georgia every year. Augusta even has its own film office to help facilitate filmmakers with their needs. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film prodcer, or film editor, Augusta provides a surprising alternative to relocating to other hotspots like New York, L.A., or Florida.

Our Augusta Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Some of the movies that have been filmed in Augusta and other parts of Georgia include Six Pack, That Darn Cat, The Blind Side, We Were Soldiers, The Fighting Temptations, and Dumb and Dumberer, to name a few.

Major film companies such as Lionsgate, MGM, Columbia, Paramount, and Warner Brothers regularly choose this part of the country for location filming, making it a great connection point for film students and filmmaking professionals.  That’s a key ingredient of our innovative strategy–connecting you with the industry while giving you the chance for hands-on experience working with the pros. Many FILM CONNECTION students get permanent jobs, many even before they graduate. Why not check out Augusta FILM CONNECTION, and see what we 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

Since he started his extern program with Uptone Pictures in Raleigh, NC, Grant Gilbert has been taking…


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