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

A Fairbanks, Alaska Film School? No way! Yes, way…we can make it happen. Film Connection puts you in a mentorship with an established filmmaker in the Fairbanks area so you can learn everything you need to know to “make it” in the film biz. So if you thought you needed to spend big bucks and years away from home in New York City or Hollywood, think again. We bring it all to you. Film Connection. The film school alternative.

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska is situated in the east-central part of the state and is Alaska’s largest interior city. Despite its smaller size and apparent remoteness, Fairbanks is still home to television and film production companies.  Not only that, but Fairbanks enjoys the benefits of Alaska’s remarkable scenic locations and the state’s incredible incentives for filmmakers who shoot on location.  If you’re looking for a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Fairbanks can actually be an excellent choice as an alternative to relocating elsewhere. Fairbanks even has a film festival.

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Adam Weber

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Alejandra Huerta

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Daniela Larsen

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Our Fairbanks Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Alaska has hosted shooting for quite a few well-known movies, including Never Cry Wolf, Insomnia, White Fang, The Thing, 50 First Dates, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, and others. Television production in Alaska has included reality shows like The Great Race and Sarah Palin’s Alaska.

The fantastic natural scenery of Alaska, plus the tax credits available for filmmakers, make Fairbanks a surprisingly promising place for filmmaking professionals and film school students.

Good luck with our film school.

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

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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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