Marquette, Michigan
The Marquette, Michigan Film Connection Film School

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Your Marquette Film School Alternative

You’ve got the vision and we’ve got a way to help you create the filmmaking career you’ve always wanted. And it begins right here in Marquette. We’re Marquette Film Connection, a unique program that’s putting overpriced film schools to shame. We don’t just teach you filmmaking, we partner you with local professionals to give you experience on-location or in a studio. The people that hire in this business don’t care about diplomas. They want people who have spent time in the trenches. And that’s what our program offers. You’ll spend either six months working on our behind the scenes track with local mentors or eight months on our directors track learning to write, shoot, and cut your own project. Directors even get the extra opportunity to come out to L.A. and pitch their idea before an industry executive. This is full contact filmmaking…all others go home.

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Located on Michigan's upper peninsula along the banks of beautiful Lake Superior, Marquette is the largest city in upper Michigan, with a population of about 21,000 people. It functions primarily as a port city, shipping out tons of iron ore. Although this is a largely rural area, the main attraction of Marquette is its breathtaking natural surroundings, making it ideal for location filming. Add to that the presence of several film or television production companies in the area, plus a generous tax incentive package that Michigan offers to attract filmmakers to the area, and you have a great alternative place to develop a career as a film director, film producer or film editor–without having to relocate to the hustle and bustle of New York or Los Angeles.

Author Robert Traver set several of his novels in Marquette, including Anatomy of a Murder. Consequently, much of the film adaptation of Anatomy of a Murder was shot in Marquette. Other movies that have seen location filming in Marquette and surrounding regions of Michigan include Die Hard 2, Somewhere in Time, and the 2008 Documentary In Search of the Real America (Revisited). 

FILM CONNECTION students receive their education on real movie sets or TV studios while working on real film and video shoots. Our revolutionary mentor-apprentice (extern) approach pairs you with a working professional who teaches you one-on-one. Along the way, you'll make vital industry connections that can lead to future employement. Come find out why over 70 percent of our graduates get permanent industry jobs. Enroll in our Marquette Film School today!  

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