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

What would you say if I told you that you could go to film school in Dothan, Alabama? Too good to be true? It’s now a reality. Film Connection puts you into a Mentorship with an entertainment industry professional working in your area. They will take you into the trenches and teach you the day-to-day of making movies. And you won’t have to leave your high school sweetheart to make it happen. Film Connection, is a totally alternative film school.

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Dothan

Dothan, Alabama is strategically located in the southeast corner of Alabama, near the borders of Georgia and Florida. With a population of around 65,000, it has a small-town feel, but Dothan is strategically within driving distance of Mobile, Pensacola, Montgomery, Tallahassee, and plenty of locations in between–making it an ideal hub for finding film locations. Several film and video production companies make their home in or near Dothan, so if you’re thinking of a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, there are opportunities to learn close by, without having to relocate to someplace like Los Angeles to go to film school.

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Adam Weber

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Daniel Lir

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Our Dothan Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Some of the well-known movies that have been filmed in or within range of Dothan, Alabama include:

Bloodlines, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, War and Remembrance, The Insider, Friday the 13th Part VII, and Final Destination 4, to name a few. Scenes from To Kill a Mockingbird were also shot not far from Dothan. Major film companies such as Warner Brothers and Touchstone regularly shoot films in this region, making it a terrific connection point for film school students and filmmaking professionals.

Good luck with our film school.

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Success stories

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


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