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

Who wants to leave Juneau to spend tons of cash at a film school half a continent away? If the answer is not you, we have the solution. Film Connection Film School in Juneau, Alaska brings it to your own backyard. Figuratively, of course…might be weird to have a bunch of film buffs hanging out in your old fort. We bring you the Hollywood film school, all you have to do is be inspired. Your mentor will show you what it takes to make your idea into a film. Film Connection. Made by filmmakers, for filmmakers.

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

Located in Alaska’s southeastern panhandle along the Pacific coast, Juneau, Alaska is the state capital of Alaska. Enjoying the benefits of Alaska’s breathtaking scenery and fantastic state incentives for filmmakers, Juneau is also home to several film and video production companies–making it a surprisingly desirable alternative for people considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, but who don’t want to have to move to Los Angeles or New York to do it.

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Juneau

Alaska has hosted location shooting for some very well-known movies, including Never Cry Wolf, North, White Fang, Insomnia, The Thing, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, and more. The 1999 film Limbo, starring Kris Kristofferson and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, was also filmed in Juneau. Alaska has also seen its share of television production, including episodes of The Great Race, Man vs. Wild, and of course Sarah Palin’s Alaska.

Our Juneau Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Besides the beautiful natural scenery that attracts filmmakers to Alaska, the state also offers remarkable incentives, including tax credits by which filmmakers can recoup up to 44 percent of their expenses just for filming there. Alaska even has several film festivals! These things and more make Juneau a great choice both for film professionals and film students.

Good luck with our film school.

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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