Erie, Pennsylvania
The Erie, Pennsylvania Film Connection Film School

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Your Erie Film School Alternative

Your typical film school graduate will spend years trying to get a meeting with people who can greenlight their project. You’ll get it in 8 months or less. Thanks to Erie Film Connection, you’ll get your own film biz contacts that will guide you through your area of filmmaking. In six months, you’ll learn everything that happens behind the scenes with your mentors. Or spend eight months writing, directing, and editing your own projects. The directors program even offers what no film school does: a real pitch meeting during a trip to Los Angeles. You’ll be partnered with an industry veteran in L.A. who will get your pitch ready for an executive who may even offer you a deal!

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Erie, Pennsylvania is located along the shores of Lake Erie in the northwest corner of the state, anchoring a greater metro population of nearly 300,000 people. Besides being close to plenty of natural beauty, including mountain areas and waterfronts, Erie is strategically in range of a number of major cities, including Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh, making it a great central hub for filmmaking locations. Erie is home to several production companies, and the diversity of landscapes attract filmmakers to the area on a regular basis. If you are thinking about a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Erie provides plenty of opportunities to learn without the need for relocation to the crazy, competitive environments of New York or L.A.  

Movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed all over Pennsylvania on a regular basis, including in Erie and the surrounding areas.  A sampling of films that have done location filming in Erie and vicinity include The Road, That Thing You Do!, Morning Funeral, Schism, and Wendigo: Bound by Blood, just to name a few.  

The secret to FILM CONNECTION's success is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach. During our inexpensive, 6-month course, we pair you with a working film or television professional who serves as your personal instructor, giving you valuable hands-on training and helping you make vital industry connections that can lead to permanent employment. Find out why over 70 percent of our graduates get hired, often even before finishing our program! Enroll in our Erie Film School today, and let us get you started on the path to your dreams.

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