Our film labs are intensive programs that help the filmmaker manifest their vision clearly.

Our experienced Directors, Writers, Production Crew, and filmmaking community will help put your film in the right direction.  

This is your opportunity to be involved in the film industry. You are who you hang around. If you hang around 9 filmmakers, you will be the 10th, so what are you waiting on?   


Coming in the Fall....Apply to International and National Competitions where Non-Famous artists/filmmakers actually have a chance at winning prizes and getting there work showcased on television, online, or to a paying audience. 

The South Carolina Film Institute, founded in Columbia (the Capital) is a nonprofit organization that was created to give young artists and filmmakers a place to call their own. The institute main objective is to seek out and support International, National, and Statewide artists who want to learn more about the craft of filmmaking. We house, teach, and reach out to those that are serious about becoming professionals in the field of Film and Television. Our institute will have you ready for New York and LA in no time.

We have created a facility where Artists, Actors, and Filmmakers can immerse themselves around other artists (similar to the Sundance Film Institute and Tribeca Film Institute.

Produce feature films and documentaries for the International and National Film market.

To give grants to up-coming Directors/Producers to help them fund their film.

Produce Content for television and submitted for consideration to HBO, SHOWTIME, LIFETIME, and Etc.

​Create a platform for filmmakers to showcase their work.

*The South Carolina Film Institute is located in the Capital of the State (COLUMBIA), the Carolina Film Institute is located in Greenville, SC. (NO AFFILIATION - WE BOTH LOVE MAKING FILMS) 

We don't tolerate bias or discrimination due to race, age, gender, or sexual preference.

Click Here to read Racist remark from Gabrielle Zurlo from Union, South Carolina:READ 

​Join our community of artists. 

Become a member 

To make Films, tv shows, commercials, music videoS, and write scripts.

Our mission:

 Become a Filmmaker Today

        South Carolina Film Institute 






Come learn how the pros in LA and NY do it.

We will have you filming by the Hollywood Standard in no time.

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