Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Santa Fe, New Mexico Film Connection Film School

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Your Santa Fe Film School Alternative

Santa Fe Film Connection gives its students what those expensive conventional film programs can’t: industry contacts that will help you avoid those awful years of having doors slammed in your face. That’s because you’ll work with mentors in your film concentration that we provide. Choose our 6-month program if behind the scenes is where you’d like to be. You’ll be paired up with local mentors, filmmaking professionals who will guide your personal project and give you that elusive toehold in the industry. But if you’re looking for the full immersive film experience, then try the 8-month directors track. Under the guidance of your local mentor, you will write, direct, and edit your project. Additionally, you will be working closely with a dream mentor, who’s located in Los Angeles. Through repeated online meetings, you will craft a pitch for your project and get a chance to present it during the last week of your studies in L.A! Have you got what it takes to get your project from idea to greenlight? Prove it and apply today!

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There are plenty of ways to describe Santa Fe, New Mexico: state capital of New Mexico (and the oldest state capital in the U.S., established in 1610 by the Spanish), world-renowned artistic/cultural center, popular tourist area, and much more. The city still carries much of its older influences, with architecture reflecting the styles of the Spanish and of the Pueblo Indians, and the city layout reflecting the old Spanish plaza style. Located in the foothills of the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe also has the distinction of being the highest state capital in America, with an elevation of around 7000 feet. The diversity of natural beauty makes this a great place for location filming, and the artistic-creative bent of the city lends itself well to filmmakers. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Santa Fe provides excellent opportunities for you.   

IMDB lists over 300 major movies, TV shows and documentaries that have done location shooting in and around Santa Fe. Just a few films on the list are: The Book of Eli, No Country for Old Men, Legion, Terminator 2; Judgment Day, Terminator: Salvation, Brothers, Crazy Heart, City Slickers, 3:10 to Yuma (2007 version), and the classic film Easy Rider, just to name a few. Additionally, television production here has included the series Walker, Texas Ranger and the famed mini-series Lonesome Dove.

With all the commercials, TV shows and feature films that are regularly shot in the Santa Fe area, this place is a great connection point for filmmaking professionals and film students alike.  FILM CONNECTION of Santa Fe maximizes this opportunity by hooking you up with a working professional who serves as your personal instructor/mentor during our six-month course. As you learn by hands-on experience, you'll also gain numerous industry connections that will help you find permanent employment.  In fact, more than 70 percent of our graduates get hired in the industry, many times even before they are finished with school!  Come and find out what Santa Fe FILM CONNECTION can do to help jumpstart your career.

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