The Film Connection Program
LEARN WHERE YOU LIVE
The Film Connection Film School is located in nearly every city in the U.S. We place you in an established film production company where you will be paired with a professional filmmaker who will teach you the technical aspects of directing, cinematography, editing, and more while serving as your local mentor. This “on-the-job” training approach gives you the connections, insider access, and hands on experience you need to succeed in the film business.
DEVELOP YOUR BEST MOVIE IDEA INTO A SCREEN-PLAY
Have you ever had an idea for a film or TV show that you’ve been dying to make, but didn’t know where to start?
In addition to having your local mentor, the Film Connection will also assign you to a famous writer, director, or producer—someone who’s movies you’ve seen and loved. You will work one-on-one with this legend as the two of you develop your best idea into a marketable pitch, treatment, or screenplay.
PITCH YOUR MOVIE IDEA IN HOLLYWOOD OR NEW YORK
Upon completion of our program, you will fly out to Los Angeles or New York where we have set up a one-on-one pitch meeting with a major film producer or film executive eager to hear your movie idea. This is the opportunity of a lifetime.
We don’t just train you; we put you in a room with the industry giants who have the power to greenlight your idea. This is why we are called the Film Connection.
The Film Connection is the school with the connections to pair you with a working filmmaker who can help you get this movie out of your head and onto the screen. You can choose to develop your best movie, TV show, reality show, or documentary idea to work with.
We like to say we’re a revolutionary film school.
Sounds good, but what does that actually mean?
It means we take a new approach to learning the craft of filmmaking, one that’s truly different. Instead of being stuck in a classroom, paying tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees, room and board, then graduating with a mountain of debt, we take a revolutionary approach. We actually connect you with real working filmmakers close to where you live. You’ll be learning the technical aspects of film as you work on real projects making connections. And you’ll be doing this at a remarkably affordable cost.
We believe to become a truly great filmmaker, you need to practice your craft on professional projects, not learn it from a book or in a lecture hall. We believe the best way to help you get this experience is to place you as an apprentice (extern) among working film professionals working on real projects.
Learning by doing is what the Film Connection is all about.
And then the Film Connection takes your education one step further. As you train in your city, we also pair you with a real filmmaker who helps you develop your best idea for a movie. Working closely with this legend, you will develop a fully fleshed-out pitch, treatment, or screenplay.
Upon graduation, you will fly to Los Angeles or New York to pitch to a real Hollywood producer or film executive with the power to get your movie made.
The Film Connection. It’s not just a film school. It’s your shot.