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The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Connection Film School

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Your Philadelphia Film School Alternative

“West Philadelphia, Born And Raised”, the song goes. Well, everyone doesn’t have the privilege of escaping to Beverly Hills when the going gets tough. That’s why the Film Connection was created. To give people a career path that doesn’t involve leaving Philadelphia.

The Film Connection is a film school. It teaches you the basics of film theory, history, and implementation. But it also does much more. It helps you network, gain experience, make contacts, produce work, and really get a grasp on what being in the film industry entails.

The Film Connection helps you write a screenplay, helps you shoot sequences of it, and ultimately flies you to Los Angeles to pitch your idea to an agent.

The Film Connection is everywhere. Literally. We have locations all across the globe. You’re looking at a school that has locations in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the United States. We want everyone to be able to express themselves through the medium of film.

There are very few things in life that are given. Everything must be earned. You must struggle and compete and trying your hardest. Breaking into the film business is no different. That’s just how things go. The Film Connection in Philadelphia just makes things a little bit easier for you.

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA is the 4th largest DMA in the United States. The city is home to an NFL team (Eagles), an MLB team (Phillies), an NBA team (76ers) and a hockey team (Flyers).

IMDB lists 710 feature films, TV series and specials that have been shot in Philadelphia, with Rocky being perhaps the most famous among them. Philadelphia provides the perfect venue for any student wishing to break into the motion picture or television business.

Philadelphia was the home of American Bandstand, which shaped America's Top 40 music tastes with its daily TV broadcasts from 1957 through 1963 before going to a weekly format that lasted through 1989. During its heyday, a single appearance on American Bandstand could launch a new artist, not to mention a new dance craze. The movie Hairspray is loosely based on this phenomenon.

FILM CONNECTION's Mentor Apprentice Programs in both Film and TV have been placing students in film and TV jobs for over two decades. Can we help launch your career in the industries? You bet we can. Whether you desire to be a director, producer, editor, camera operator, lighting director, special effects master or any other film or TV discipline, FILM CONNECTION has a tailored course curriculum for you.

You will study one-on-one with your mentor who will be a film or TV professional in your field of study. Your classroom will be actual film sets, TV studios and location shoots in the Philadelphia area. FILM CONNECTION film and TV courses run six months with class time arranged around your schedule. Upon graduation, you will have gained the on-the-job, real world experience and industry connections that you need to succeed in a career in TV or film.

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Checking in on our Pennsylvania Film Students who are learning filmmaking where they live in places like Philadelphia


I helped my mentor out with a video shoot for a band that came in. I learned on many real projects. I like the program very much.

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Philadelphia Film Connection Film Institute
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Our unique Philadelphia Filmmaking programs train you inside a real production companies, 2-7 times per week, around your busy schedule. You will learn audio under the direct, one-on-one supervision of a professional filmmaker.