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

What? A film school in Montgomery, Alabama? Are we crazy?? Crazy like a fox. Now Film Connection can bring the film school to you. We pair you with a real deal industry mentor from your hometown who will guide you through a step-by-step curriculum. A hands-on how-to that no one else offers. And the cool part is you don’t have to put yourself into crazy debt doing it. Film Connection: Alternative. Different. Amazing.

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

Montgomery, Alabama is the state capital of Alabama, as well as its second-largest city. The nearby town of Selma is not just known for its historic role in the civil rights movement but has also been the filming site for several major motion pictures. The mild climate, historic architecture, and close proximity to other locales make Montgomery-Selma an excellent place for location filming. Prospective film directors, film editors, cameramen, and film producers will find this area to be an excellent choice for learning a career in filmmaking.

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Our Montgomery Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Numerous film and television production companies call the Montgomery-Selma area home, and films, commercials, TV shows, and documentaries are regularly shot in the area–making it ideal for those filmmakers who want to break into the business without having to make the trek to Los Angeles or New York.

Make Filmmaking Connections in Montgomery

Some of the well-known movies (both for big screen and television) that have been filmed in the Montgomery-Selma area include Selma, Lord, Selma; The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter; Blue Sky; Big Fish; Sister, Sister; The Rosa Parks Story; and more! Both independent and major-league film companies regularly choose Montgomery-Selma and other Alabama sites as film locations, making this area an ideal connection point for film students and filmmaking professionals.

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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