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

With so many movies shooting in the area, is this a great time to be learning the filmmaking craft in Macon or what? We’ve partnered up with Macon’s numerous production companies to provide an unprecedented filmmaking opportunity that you shouldn’t miss! We’re the Film Connection film school in Macon, Georgia.

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

On one hand, is our 6-month behind-the-scenes track. This program features mentorships with working film professionals in the Macon area. You will meet regularly with your mentors in their studios or production offices to get the kind of hands-on training that only comes with years of experience in the business.

Our more comprehensive 8-month director track features not only local mentors but mentors in L.A. as well. During an exciting final week that will culminate in a trip to L.A, you will meet with your dream mentors face to face and get an exclusive chance to pitch your project to a highly successful executive that will give you the kind of analysis of your project that most Hollywood insiders can only dream of!

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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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Macon

Macon, Georgia is located in the central part of the state, along the major artery I-75 a short distance south of Atlanta. Although this area isn’t known for an abundance of film schools, there are a number of film or television production companies in the Macon area–and that’s where FILM CONNECTION puts you. Macon is also within driving distance of mountains, coastline, and big cities like Atlanta, making it strategic for location filming. Finally, Macon benefits from Georgia’s generous tax incentive program for filmmakers, offering credits of up to 30 percent for films shot in the state. If you’re looking for a career as a film director, film editor, or film producer–but would rather not relocate to one of the better-known film hotspots–Macon, Georgia makes a surprising alternative.

Our Macon Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

The Georgia film office says that nearly 350 major productions were shot state-wide in 2009 alone. This level of filmmaking activity, combined with Macon’s strategic location, makes this area a great connection point for filmmakers and film students alike–and FILM CONNECTION can put you right in the heart of it. Come check out our Macon FILM CONNECTION and find out why many of our students get permanent employment in the film industry.

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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