Wilmington, North Carolina
The Wilmington, North Carolina Film Connection Film School

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Your Wilmington Film School Alternative

Save your film school money and use it to make your dreams come true instead! The Wilmington Film Connection is your film school alternative that gives you way more than a diploma. Our graduates end up with real-world experience and industry contacts. During the six-month duration of our behind the scenes program, you will regularly meet with your mentors at their production houses or studios in order to cultivate some real world experience that will put you way ahead of any other students that went to overpriced traditional film school. Our more comprehensive 8-month directors program provides local mentors and a dream mentor in Los Angeles. During the last week of this program, students fly out to L.A. to pitch their program to industry executives. It’s more than traditional film schools provide for a lot less money!

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Wilmington, North Carolina is located along North Carolina's southernmost coast, with a population of over 100,000 people, and anchoring a greater metro area of over 350,000. For a city of its size, Wilmington sees a remarkable amount of film and television production activity, being perhaps best known as the filming location for popular television series Dawson's Creek and One Tree Hill. With miles of great coastline, riverfront locations and easy access to other major cities, the Wilmington area presents a great spot for learning filmmaking.  If you are aspiring to a career in film but would rather avoid the craziness of hotspots like New York or Los Angeles, you'll find plenty of opportunities here in Wilmington to learn film directing, film producing, film editing, and other industry professions. 

Besides the two popular television series mentioned above, Wilmington has hosted film shoots for numerous major motion pictures, both on the lot of Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, and in various locations around town. Just a few of the films on the list: The Crow, 28 Days, Super Mario Bros., Empire Records, Weekend at Bernies, Blue Velvet, and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

With all the film and television production activity taking place here, Wilmington, North Carolina serves as a great connection point for filmmaking pros and film students–and connection is at the heart of FILM CONNECTION's philosophy. We utilize the mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, pairing you with a working professional who gives you one-on-one training on real film and video shoots.  Along the way, you'll make lots of industry connections that can lead to permanent employment.  Come find out why over 70 percent of our students get hired, some even before they graduate. Let us show you what Wilmington FILM CONNECTION can do to jumpstart your career! 

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