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

You don’t learn how to make a great movie, you just make it! And only Greenville-Spartanburg Film Connection partners you up with working film professionals to give you the kind of real-world experience that gets you hired for your next gig. Whether you’re a technician that learned their trade through our behind-the-scenes program or a director that chose our director’s track, you’ll have industry contacts that will mentor you and provide you with opportunities long after you’ve completed your project. Your great movie awaits!

Get Real World Film Production Experience in Greenville

Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the northern part of South Carolina, the combined populations of nearby cities Greenville and Spartanburg total less than 100,000 people. However, these two towns anchor an 8-county area with a total population of over 1.2 million.  The Greenville-Spartanburg area benefits from close proximity to beautiful natural scenery (making it ideal for location filming), as well as generous tax incentives offered by the state to draw filmmakers to the region. If you are looking for a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, you’ll find the Greenville-Spartanburg area to hold a surprising amount of opportunity–and FILM CONNECTION can put you in the center of it.

Meet Our Mentors

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Our Greenville Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed all over South Carolina on a regular basis, including in the Greenville-Spartanburg area.  Some of the movies that have done location filming in this area and surrounding regions include Leatherheads, Chill Factor, The Afflicted, Coupe de Ville, Renaissance Man and Chasers, just to name a few.

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

The secret to FILM CONNECTION’s success is our mentor-extern approach, in which we pair you with a working film or television professional who serves as your personal instructor and mentor. You’ll gain valuable hands-on experience while you make vital industry connections.  Our system works! The vast majority of our graduates get hired to permanent industry positions, many times even before they graduate our program. You owe it to yourself to see what our Greenville-Spartanburg FILM CONNECTION can do for you!

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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