About Us

Film Connection was established in 1982 and is the innovator of the Mentor/ Apprentice method of education. The following are some facts you might find helpful while researching which film school is right for you.


The Film Connection Film Institute has been awarded accreditation by both the National Private School Accreditation Alliance (NPSAA) and the United States Bureau of Accredited Schools (USBAS). We are also members in good standing of these prestigious nonprofit advocacy groups.


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About our Main Offices in Los Angeles

Our corporate office in Los Angeles location houses six state-of-the-art sound stages on-site, which are used by many well-known industry leaders, with production credits including:

  • Anchorman
  • Constantine
  • Coyote Ugly
  • ER
  • Fear Factor
  • Janet Jackson
  • Mad Men
  • Mission: Impossible 2
  • Panic Room
  • Planet of the Apes
  • The Ring 2
  • Terminator 3
  • West Wing

Check out the complete list of production credits for our corporate office studios.

Your classroom is a real film company in the city or town in which you live. Our corporate offices are open Monday-Friday 9AM-6PM PST. Please feel free to give us a call at 310-456-9623 if you should need our assistance, or feel free to make an appointment and come into the office.

Commitment to Affordable Education

Our one on one film apprenticeship is easily valued at upwards of 30 to 40 thousand dollars. But at the Film Connection Film Institute, we are committed to keeping the cost of our programs at 9,800 (books, materials, and software included!) , so you are not burdened by high tuition costs and relentless student debt. After all, do you want to be paying off student loans when you turn 40 years of age?

Meet the Film Connection Film School Team

Please click one of the links below to meet our staff:


Admissions Department

The mission of this department is to help you with your educational goals. If you want to apply or follow up on an application already submitted, this is the department you would contact. However, if you have already spoken to an Admissions Counselor, and are waiting to meet your mentor for your free open house interview, please click the next department listed.

Mentor & Student Placement Department

Please feel free to contact this department if you've already spoken to an Admissions Counselor and have already been approved to meet a mentor.

Financial Aid & Student Loan Department

Please contact this department if you need assistance in paying for your tuition, or are interested in in-house financing or other loan options. Please note, do not contact this department if you have not spoken to an Admissions Counselor first. Financial Aid Counselors are available to help you with your tuition after you have spoken with your Admissions Counselor only.


Student Services Department

This department is for accepted and enrolled students only, and is dedicated to helping you successfully complete our program, and to assist in job placement. Please feel free to contact the Student Services Dept for any questions about your homework, transfers, scheduling, and other challenges you may be experiencing. This department also houses our Stay Connected program, our employment assistance for graduates.

Administration Department

Questions about your tuition, books, materials, and making your monthly payment? Please click above.


Executive Offices

This page contains information about the Film Connection Film School's founding and guiding members, the President, Vice President, Head of Admissions, and the Board of Directors. If you are interested in a partnership or new business venture, please click here.


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