Bend, Oregon
The Bend, Oregon Film Connection Film School

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Your Bend Film School Alternative

In terms of filmmaking, L.A. and New York are big ponds with lots of little fish. You can launch your film career right here in Bend and get what those big city programs can’t offer: real-world experience in studios and production houses. At Bend Film Connection, choose our 6-month behind the scenes program to partner with mentora in your concentration or sign up for our 8-month directors track. Student directors will get local mentors to steer them through the writing, shooting, and editing of their project and a L.A-based mentor who will meet regularly online with them. At the conclusion of the program, Bend Film Connection will fly you out to L.A. to pitch your movie to an industry executive who will comment on your idea immediately. Maybe you’ll get your own deal!

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Bend, Oregon is located in the central part of the state, with the Cascade Mountains to the west and the high desert to the east. Bend is an up-and-coming area, with a growth rate of nearly 50 percent over the past decade, and with a current population of around 82,000 people. The abundance of diverse natural beauty in this area, plus its convenient position within driving distance of metro areas like Portland and Seattle, make Bend a prime spot for location filming. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Bend can be an excellent alternative to relocating to Los Angeles.   

Some of the movies that have been filmed in Bend and surrounding regions include The Postman, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Bend has also been a location for popular Disney classics The Apple Dumpling Gang and Hot Lead & Cold Feet, as well as documentaries like Sasquatch, the Legend of Bigfoot. 

FILM CONNECTION Film School of Bend, Oregon is an inexpensive, six month course that connects you with a working film or television professional, who serves as your instructor/mentor. You'll gain valuable hands-on experience on real film or video shoots, and you'll make vital industry connections along the way. In fact, over 70% of FILM CONNECTION graduates get hired before or shortly after graduation. You could be one of them! Let us show you what we can do for your career!

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