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

The Film Connection film school in Boise, Idaho is an innovative and creative option if you’re an aspiring filmmaker looking to further your craft. The program offers an immersive approach to learning that allows you to develop your artistry and business acumen. This combination of theory and hands-on practice prepares you with the skills you need to make it in the competitive world of film.

The reason is simple: You’re actually learning from within that world. This isn’t a classroom setting, with a teacher in front of a bunch of students, talking about how movies are made. We place you in a production company, pair you with an experienced professional as your mentor, and give you the opportunity to work on real-life projects that you’ll be watching in the theater or at home.

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

The Film Connection program is unique because it provides a one-on-one mentoring approach. Instead of attending a traditional film school, you are paired with an experienced filmmaker who serves as a mentor. Together, you’ll produce original works while learning the ins and outs of every aspect of filmmaking, from pre-production through post-production. The real world experience gives Film Connection graduates a distinct advantage over students coming out of more conventional programs.

While we have a structured curriculum, it can be modified to better suit your career goals. Already know your pan from a pedestal? We will work on more advanced techniques to round out your filmmaking toolbox. We won’t force you to spend time on what you already know, but we will take the time to understand what you want from your career and mold your education in that direction.

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Adam Weber

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Our Boise Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

In addition to providing practical experience in the field, Film Connection curriculum also covers topics such as script writing, budgeting, marketing, distribution, contracts, and more. It’s designed to give you everything you need for success in the industry. Plus, Film Connection ensures that you leave with a portfolio that displays your talents and capabilities – something that can be invaluable when seeking work in the movie industry.

What’s more, you’ll be working on actual projects, surrounded by professionals already getting paid within the industry. The relationships you make now can pay dividends when it’s time to start your own career. Many students find work with their mentors or with other companies because those in the know know that Film Connection students have real-world experience. This gives you a chance to get noticed by people who really matter—the people who hire filmmakers!

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

The Film Connection school in Boise is committed to helping you succeed both on set and off camera by providing unique mentorship programs and comprehensive coursework explicitly tailored towards your skills. With experienced mentors on hand plus access to local resources like festivals and production companies, plus comprehensive courses taught by knowledgeable instructors – there’s no better place than the Film Connection film school if you’re serious about making it big in filmmaking!

And we do it in less time and for less money than four-year universities, colleges, or trade schools. Our programs run from six to nine months and cost just a fraction of what traditional institutions ask for. Plus, you don’t have to spend money to move to another city to get a world-class education available in your own backyard.

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

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Success stories

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


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