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Dear Parents and Students,

As an recognized film school for the last 29 years, we have worked very hard to maintain the highest academic and graduate success rate standards. We value our accreditation and we want you to feel comfortable with our school.

We know it's important in these tough economic times to do your homework before making decisions on your academic and professional future. Also, please note: The Film Connection Film Institute, in accordance with federal law, has a full refund policy viewable here. With that in mind, please review the following carefully. 

  1. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has determined that Recording Radio and Film Connection meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.

    The Film Connection is accredited by the BBB


  2. The United States Bureau of Accredited Schools (USBAS) has recognized all of Film Connection Film Institute’s programs, teachers and training facilities/one-on-one classrooms in professional working environments. Visit the bureau at www.usbas.org


  3. The National Private Schools Accreditation Alliance (NPSAA) has recognized all of Film Connection Film Institute’s programs as meeting their standards for curriculum, teachers, and educational excellence. Click here to visit the NPSAA


  4. The National Association of Music Education (MENC) has recognized The Film Connection Film Institute College as a member in good standing. Please visit their website by clicking here http://www.menc.org/


  5. The Film Connection Film Institute is a member of the American Association for the Arts.


  6. Audio Engineering Society has also granted The Film Connection Film Institute family of programs with membership. This society also lists most of our music producing and audio engineering teachers as a members as well. Please visit these prestigious societies. Click here


  7. The Independent Film Alliance recognized our CPIHL. Click here


  8. Film Independent, an advocacy for higher education in film and TV studies has recognized our Film Program. Click here


  9. The American Music Producers Guild (AMP) has also granted membership to its prestigious producer’s only association. Click here


  10. The National Guild for Community Arts Education, one of the nation’s leading non-profit advocacy groups of Education has partnered with Film Connection Film Institute Schools by granting Film Connection Film Institute membership. Click here


  11. SLM Financial – U.S. Government backed School Loan Provider, the largest in the country. Film Connection Film Institute is proud to be a certified provider of The Smart Option Loan, which only offered to schools that demonstrate EXCELLENCE in TRAINING and sound financial foundation.


  12. The Film Connection Film Institute Family of Schools is also a Member in Good Standing of The Recording Academy, which is the official recognization for schools granted by The Grammy Awards. Click here


  13. Film Connection Film Institute is also a member of The National Academy of Broadcasting (NAB). Click here


  14. The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Click here


  15. The Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS) Click here


  16. The Film Connection Film Institute Family of Schools is a CERTIFIED TRAINING CENTER for Avid (formerly Digi Design) Pro Tools.


Since we maintain the highest accreditation standards, our programs qualify for the new Lifetime Learning Tax Credit available should you decide to attend The Film Connection. For more information about this The Lifetime Learning Tax Credit or any other credits or deductions that may apply to your situation, please visit the following IRS publication: http://www.irs.gov/publications/p970/index.html

These are private organizations that are not recognized by the United State Department of Education.


Learning And Working With The Film Connection

Brian Kraft

by Brian Kraft
Chief Academic Officer and COO
for Recording Radio Film Connection

The Film Connection is one of those few educational institutions that really puts its students first. It makes for not only a better education experience but also a better employment ecosystem. The Film Connection pairs its students with individuals who are currently working professionals within the film world.

This means if a student is looking to become a writer then we pair them with a writer who teaches them everything they need to know about the craft of writing films. If the student desires to be a director, the Film Connection takes the student and teams them up with a working director.

The Film Connection is recognized and accredited through numerous education institutions. The Film Connection is recognized by the Board of Accredited Schools, The National Private Schools Accreditation Alliance, The American Association for the Arts, The National Guild for Community Arts Education and the National Academy for Broadcasting.

The Film Connection is the best way for any aspiring film student to get started in the industry. The Film Connection will set you up with all the skills, contacts and experience that you’ll need in order to succeed. You’ll be the only thing standing between you and success. You’ll be in the room with the decision makers, you’ll have a screenplay, you’ll have the experience. You’ll have what it takes to be able to make your career burst into being.

The Film Connection is the only way that you’ll be able to get inside a real production company, make connections, learn your craft from someone who does it professionally, and be able to fully live up to your potential as a storyteller.

The Film Connection is a tool. It’s up to you how you use it. It can help you make connections with professionals who would normally be out of your reach, you can use it to gain experience from working on-set, or you can use it to fine-tune your screenplay. Exactly how you go about it is completely up to you.

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