Syracuse, New York
The Syracuse, New York Film Connection Film School

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Your Syracuse Film School Alternative

A traditional film degree is a receipt, nothing more. It tells the industry that you paid a lot of money but you still have no experience. You won’t get respect or, more importantly, a job because of it. Only Syracuse Film Connection gives you more than an education. We give you industry contacts through mentorships and working partnerships. Choose our behind the scenes path if you want to learn a specialized part of the moviemaking magic. Aspiring directors will be blown away by our comprehensive program that takes them all the way to L.A. to pitch their idea before industry executives. Do more with your money. Get your career in high gear with Syracuse Film Connection.

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Located in central upstate New York, the city of Syracuse is home to about 140,000 people, but anchors a greater metro region of almost 750,000. Syracuse is known primarily as a crossroads, with the Erie Canal, railroads and major interstates passing through the area. It is also home to the renowned Syracuse University. Numerous entertainment industry pros and celebrities have hailed from this area, including actors Richard Gere, Tom Cruise, Grace Jones and Rory Cochrane. Syracuse benefits from New York state's generous incentives for filmmakers, as well as being home to several production companies and convenient to several major cities including New York City. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Syracuse provides plenty of opportunities.   

Major movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed all over New York on a regular basis, including in and around Syracuse. Some of the films that have done location shooting in Syracuse and surrounding regions include Boy Meets Girl, Naked Fear, Lonely Joe, Cherry Crush, and Come Away with Me, to name a few.  

Our professional connections and relationships forged over the years give you a distinct advantage in pursuing your career. Through our revolutionary mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, we pair you with a working film or televison professional who gives you one-on-one instruction in real film and video shoots. Along the way, you'll make vital industry contacts that can lead to future work. Apply to FILM CONNECTION in Syracuse, and see why over 70 percent of our graduates get hired, sometimes even before they finish our program. 

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