This isn’t a boring Binghamton film school classroom. This isn’t an overcrowded college laboratory. This is life. Real Life. YOUR LIFE.

Why do so many film school graduates never make it? Because they didn’t know anyone in the film business that could help their career. That’s why we do things differently at Binghampton Film Connection. We pair up students with mentors who work in the local film industry. You get hands-on training while you learn. You’ll either be behind the scenes learning your specialty at the side of a pro or become a director who creates their own project from idea to pitch. We’ve got people who have been there. Are you ready to join them?

Get Real World Film Production Experience in Binghamton

Binghamton, New York is a town of roughly 45,000 people, located about 3.5 hours northwest of New York City, along the southern tier of New York State near the Pennsylvania border. Interestingly, due to its location, the quickest route between Binghamton and NYC is through Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A number of entertainment industry professionals have ties to this area–some who were born here, some who came here to attend Binghamton University. These include actors William Baldwin, Bridget Moynahan and Amy Sedaris, as well as film directors Chris Wedge, David Weisman, Charlie Ahearn and Cliff Roth. Binghamton is within driving distance of many great locations for filming, including the Catskill Mountains, the Finger Lakes, and other major cities like Boston and Buffalo. If you are an aspiring film producer, film director, film editor or cameraperson–but would rather avoid the hustle and bustle of the big city–Binghamton provides a surprisingly convenient alternate location for you.

Meet Our Mentors

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Our Binghamton Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Some of the movies that have been filmed in Binghamton and surrounding regions of New York include: Liebestraum, Shades of Darkness, We Can’t Go Home Again, The Sure Thing, Eddie Monroe, and The Death of Daniel Whately, to name a few.

Don’t Spend More on your Film Education if You Don’t Have to

With many professional connections and relationships we’ve forged over the years, FILM CONNECTION is in a unique position to help you launch your film or TV career. We do this through our revolutionary mentor-extern approach, in which we pair you with a working professional who serves as your personal instructor. As you work on real-life film and video shoots, you’ll also gain vital industry connections that can lead to future employment.  Come find out why many of our graduates get hired! Apply to Binghamton FILM CONNECTION today, and let us get you started.

Learn the skills you need to take your idea from paper to the big screen.

Real world film education by filmmakers for filmmakers, optimized for today!


Success stories

Since he started his extern program with Uptone Pictures in Raleigh, NC, Grant Gilbert has been taking…


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