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

Don’t be a small fish in a big pond like thousands of filmmaking wannabes in L.A. or New York. Get your career started in Tallahassee! We’re Film Connection Film School in Tallahassee, Florida and we’ve partnered up with local filmmaking professionals to offer an immersive film program that features real-world experience in studios and production houses around the area. Choose our 6-month behind-the-scenes program to join with mentors in your concentration or shoot for the stars with our 8-month directors track. Aspiring directors will get local mentors to guide them through the writing, shooting, and editing of their project and an L.A.-based mentor who will meet online with them. During the last week of the program, we will fly you out to L.A. to pitch your project to an industry executive who will give you the kind of feedback that even insiders don’t get. Who knows? You might even have next summer’s tentpole rattling around in your head right now! Sign up today to start fast-tracking your dreams!

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

Located in the Florida panhandle, Tallahassee is the state capital of Florida, hosting a combined metro population of around 360,00 people. Tallahassee is also a major college town, home to Florida State University and several other prominent colleges. While the number of film schools in Tallahassee pales in comparison to other hotspots like Los Angeles, New York or Orlando, the city has served as a filming location for major motion pictures, and several film or television production companies make their home here. Tallahassee is also home to its own popular annual film festival, and lots of short films are made here on a regular basis. If you want a filmmaking career as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, but prefer a smaller locale to the craziness of the typical filmmaking hotspots, Tallahassee is a surprising alternative to relocation.

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Some of the movies that have been filmed in Tallahassee and surrounding regions include Something Wild, Night Falls on Manhattan, The Truman Show, G.I. Jane, Lonely Hearts, and even classics like Creature from the Black Lagoon and Rebel Without a Cause.

FILM CONNECTION Film School of Tallahassee offers an inexpensive, six-month course that hooks you up with a working film or television professional who serves as your personal instructor and mentor, giving you hands-on experience with real film or video shoots. Along the way, you will make vital connections with other professionals in the film business, the very people who do the hiring. Many FILM CONNECTION graduates get hired before or shortly after graduation. You deserve to check out our film school alternative and see what we can do for you!

Our Tallahassee Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

We understand how important it is for aspiring engineers and producers in Tallahassee to get the right advice from experienced professionals who know what it takes to make it big in this competitive industry. That’s why we offer an unmatched support structure that includes exclusive access to a network of resources; expert advice on film business operations; artist development resources; networking opportunities; career guidance; job placement services; externships; and much more.

Film Connection provides aspiring film engineers and film producers in Florida with unrivaled training opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else. Our experienced mentors have decades of industry experience under their belt, which allows us to offer cutting-edge equipment paired with personalized one-on-one instruction so that each student receives valuable insight into what it takes to succeed as a professional film engineer or film producer. We also offer an unmatched support structure. So if you’re searching for a reliable starting point for your career journey into film engineering and film production — well, you’ve found it! Contact us today for more information about enrolling.

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