Buffalo, New York
The Buffalo, New York Film Connection Film School

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Your Buffalo Film School Alternative

You get work from the people you know and this is very true in the film industry. But if you go to an overpriced traditional film school you’ll meet some professors, other students like you, and that’s it. They can’t get you work. You need an inside track and that’s what Buffalo Film Connection provides. We pair our students up with mentors in specialized filmmaking fields. Choose the behind the scenes track to become a technical wiz or our directors program to take your idea and hone it alongside with mentors in the biz. You’ll end up in L.A. pitching your idea during the final week of the program…which is way better than just going out for beers with other starving students during your finals week at other film schools.

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Located in western New York, where the Buffalo and Niagara Rivers meet Lake Erie, the waterfront city of Buffalo, New York is the second largest in the state, boasting a population of around 270,000 people. Buffalo is convenient to many great urban and rural locations for film shooting, including its own waterfront and downtown areas, the majestic Niagara Falls less than 20 miles away, other major cities within driving distance, and plenty of gorgeous natural scenery in between. Buffalo is also home to several production companies, and numerous films and television shows have done location shooting in this area. If you are thinking about a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Buffalo provides plenty of opportunities to learn, as an alternative to relocating to New York City or Los Angeles. 

IMDB lists at least 250 titles of movies, TV shows, documentaries and specials that have done filming in Buffalo. These include Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty, Tuck Everlasting, Canadian Bacon, The Natural, and Jump Tomorrow, to name a few–as well as TV episodes of WWF Raw, Cops, Sorority Life and Modern Marvels. 

The amount of filming that takes place regularly in and around Buffalo, coupled with its proximity to New York City, make this area a great potential connection point for both film students and filmmaking professionals. Connection is at the heart of the FILM CONNECTION approach, along with our revolutionary mentor-apprentice (extern) approach to learning. We pair you with a working professional who gives you one-on-one, real-world training, enabling you to make the industry connections you need for future employment. Our system works, too!  In fact, over 70 percent of our graduates get hired, sometimes even before finishing our program! You owe it to yourself to see what Buffalo FILM CONNECTION can do for you! 

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