Atlanta Film School, Georgia

Film Schools in Atlanta

Film Connection – Film Institute Atlanta

3333 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA has been established since 1983. A mentor-apprenticeship based school that offers one to one training with mentor instruction.

Students learn from an online curriculum initially, and build their skills in a hands on, professional film production environment. Includes 10 hours per week (minimum) at an Atlanta based film company.

Courses include:

  • Film Production and Editing
  • Cinematography

Regular Workshops are also available in Scene Writing and Film Editing.

Fees: Range from $12.000 – $13,000 per year.

Art Institute of Atlanta

6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta GA was established in 1945. AIA offers degrees (Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Science (BS) and non-degree diploma programs.Courses cover: Video, Lighting, Audio, Digital Imaging, Conceptual Storytelling, Editing, Production, Motion Graphics, Digital Cinematography and Scriptwriting.

Fees: (Undergraduate) $18,000 average per year

Georgia Film Academy

Part of the University System of Georgia, 270 Washington Street SW, Atlanta GA specialises in courses toward college credit as well as High School Teacher Training.

Offering classroom coursework as well as on-set training, Georgia Film Academy also gives one to one training and counselling in resume preparation, job research and placement planning.

Courses include:

  • Intro to On-Set Film Production $750
  • Speciality Craft Courses (Lighting, set construction, grips and rigging, makeup and makeup special effects and production design) $1500
  • Internship in real world TV/Film production

Talent Agencies Atlanta

Atlanta Models and Talent Inc.

Established in 1959, Atlanta Models and Talent have been providing talent for TV, Film, Commercial, Industrial, Print and Voiceover. Recent credits include: Spiderman: Homecoming, Stranger Things and The Walking Dead.

Houghton Talent Inc.

Founded 30 years ago, representing actors, models, voice, live event and commercial talent.

People Store

Launched in September 1983, People Store provides talent for TV, film, commercial, print, industrial and voiceover.

About Faces Models and Talent Agency

With clients of all ages since 1979, providing models and actors.

Acting Schools Atlanta

Nicki Conti’s Professional Acting Studio 2849 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta was founded by Nick Conti who is a professional acting instructor with over 40 years’ experience.

He has worked with casting directors at Tyler Perry Studios, Castle Rock Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.

Acting classes and workshops

  • Acting Technique
  • Scene Study
  • Script Analysis
  • Imrov, Cold Reading and Monologue

Acting classes cost $99 per month.

Drama Inc

650 Hamilton Avenue SE was founded by four working actors in 2013 with the aim of guiding actors of all levels to explore Atlanta’s rapidly growing TV and Film Industry.

Beginner and advanced classes:

  • Commercial Crash Course (4 weeks)
  • Script Analysis (4 weeks)
  • Script Analysis and Scene Study (6 weeks)
  • On Camera (4 weeks)

Webinars also available. Class fees from $225 to $375 per month.

Classes in On Camera Acting and TV/Film Scene Study have an 8-week duration.

Fees: $365

Film Tax Incentives

The Georgia Entertainment Industry Act provides a 20% tax credit for companies that spend $500,000 or more on production and post-production in Georgia for feature films, TV series, music videos, commercials, interactive games and animation.

An additional 10% tax credit is also made available for film projects that include a promotional logo provided by the state. Applications go through Georgia Department of Economic Development and companies do not have to be Headquartered in Georgia to qualify.

The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock was one of the most recent award-winning films to have benefitted from Georgia’s film tax incentive.

Film Festivals Atlanta

Atlanta Film Festival is held in September and is presented by Warner Media. In its 44th year, the Atlanta Film Festival showcases 38 feature films, 86 short films, documentaries and more over 11 days, with nearly 30,000 in attendance.

This year 55% of selected works have been directed by females and over half of productions by filmmakers of color.

Atlanta Underground Film Festival

Atlanta Underground Film Festival usually takes place in early September. It has been running for 17 years and is dedicated to showcasing independent films by filmmakers wishing to display their work outside of the mainstream arena.

Atlanta Horror Film Festival takes place in September at the Synchronicity Theatre. In its 14th year this festival showcases thousands of independent films from established and up and coming filmmakers from Sci-fi to Horror.

Film Commission Georgia

For over 40 years, the Georgia Film Office has been engaged in bringing film and television production to Georgia. The office maintains a locations database of thousands of properties and provides scouting assistance as well as a production directory for talent and crew.