Utica, New York
The Utica, New York Film Connection Film School

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Your Utica Film School Alternative

Do you see movies in your head every day? We do, too! That’s why we’ve created a program unlike any other at Utica Film Connection. We partner students with mentors that work in the film industry. If there’s a specific aspect of filmmaking that interests you, then our behind the scenes program is for you. If wearing a directors hat is more your thing, then our director track will tell you if you have what it takes to make it in Hollywood. Get it out of your head faster with Utica Film Connection.

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Utica, New York is located in the central part of the state along the Mohawk River and the historic Erie Canal, home to roughly 58,000 people. Historically, Utica has been a haven for numerous groups of immigrants, particularly refugees from war-torn or oppressed nations–prompting Reader's Digest to give it the nickname "Second Chance City." For a city its size, Utica has a remarkable amount of artistic/cultural opportunities as well, including a performing arts center, theater, ballet, museums, a symphony orchestra, and even a unique residency organization for professional sculptors. It is also home to several production companies, and is located within driving distance of a wide range of natural scenery (i.e., mountains, lakes, forests) and several major cities including New York City–making Utica a great central hub for location filmmaking.  If you desire to pursue a film career as a film director, film producer, film editor, or otherwise, you'll find a surprising amount of opportunity in Utica.   

Movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed througout New York State regularly, including in Utica and surrounding areas, making it ideal for aspiring filmmakers who would rather not relocate to the craziness of NYC or L.A. Some of the movies that have been filmed in Utica and surrounding regions of New York include The Death of Daniel Whately, Come Away with Me, Bleed, Naked Fear, Lonely Joe, and the classic film Slap Shot, to name a few. 

FILM CONNECTION of Utica will give you a distinct advantage through out revolutionary mentor-apprentice (extern) approach. During our inexpensive, 6-month course, you'll be paired with a working film or television professional who serves as your personal instructor, giving you valuable hands-on training on real film and video shoots. The connections you'll make in the process are what usually lead to permanent employement in the industry. In fact, over 70 percent of our graduates get hired, many before they even finish the program! Our system works! Check out FILM CONNECTION of Utica, and let us get you started on a path toward a great career in film! 

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