Watertown, New York
The Watertown, New York Film Connection Film School

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Your Watertown Film School Alternative

Why is Watertown Film Connection the best film school around? Because we offer what big overpriced film programs can’t: industry contacts. We connect our students with industry professionals, working filmmakers, who mentor them in their studios or production houses to give them real-world experience. Employers look for experience more than film degrees. We offer a behind the scenes program that puts you alongside technicians in your area. We also offer a directors program that helps get your idea off the ground and onto the big screen. We even send directors to Los Angeles to pitch their ideas to industry executives. Never before has this kind of industry exposure been possible.

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Watertown, New York is a small community of around 27,000 people, located in northern New York State along the scenic Black River, not far from the Canadian border. Although a relatively rural community, Watertown has the advantage of beautiful natural scenery in close proximity (including many scenic waterfalls along the river, and the eastern banks of Lake Ontario a short distance away), as well as plenty of historic buildings–making it a great place to spot filming locations. Additionally, cities such as Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, New York City and Boston are all in driving distance. If you are looking at a filmmaking career as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Watertown affords more opportunity than you might think.   

Many major movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed all over the state of New York on a regular basis, and Watertown and surrounding areas are no exception. Some of the movies that have done location filming in Watertown and the surrounding regions of New York include Two Days with Juliet, Lonely Joe, Slap Shot, The Death of Daniel Whately, Come Away With Me, and Cherry Crush, just to name a few.  

With many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, FILM CONNECTION offers you a distinct advantage in launching a career in film or television. Our original, hands-on, one-on-one, on-the-job method of teaching prepares you for real-world experience and gives you access to plenty of industry connections you wouldn't otherwise have. Over 70% of FILM CONNECTION graduates go on to have a career in film and TV—often times being hired before they finish the program. You owe it to yourself to see what Watertown FILM CONNECTION can do for you!

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