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

While there is more than one Boulder Film School program from which to choose, there is only one that hooks you up as a film student extern inside an actual Boulder film production company, working with the pros while you learn directing, producing, editing, camera, screenwriting or general production. In Boulder, Colorado, there’s no better way to launch a career in film than to start as a film extern inside a Boulder film production company–and no film school that can get you there better than FILM CONNECTION.

Don’t make the mistake of spending 10-50 thousand dollars to go to film school at a college or film trade school, when you could go to film school in a real production company for a fraction of that amount. Play it smart–get on the inside track, and make vital industry contacts while getting your education in a real-world environment. Our film school alternative is the smartest, most cost-efficient film program out there today.

Get Real World Film Production Experience in Boulder

Nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains just northwest of the Denver metro area, the city of Boulder, Colorado is home to around 94,000 residents. Pedestrian-friendly, convenient to plenty of outdoor recreation, and home to the University of Colorado at Boulder, this town is consistently ranked in surveys as one of the healthiest, happiest, and most educated cities in America. In addition, Boulder is extremely arts-friendly and film-friendly, hosting a number of arts and film festivals annually.

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Because of its location and surroundings, Boulder is also a favorite site for filmmakers. In fact, IMDB lists nearly 200 movies, TV shows, documentaries, and specials that have been filmed in the area. A sampling of the movies that have done location shooting here include American Flyers, Catch and Release, About Schmidt, the Woody Allen film Sleeper, and the classic film The Glenn Miller Story (starring James Stewart) to name a few. The popular 1970s sitcom Mork & Mindy was also set in Boulder, and the external shots for the show were shot on location here.

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

The amount of filming activity in this area makes Boulder a prime connection point for film students and filmmaking professionals.  Whether your interest is in directing, producing, editing, lighting, or special effects, Boulder offers plenty of opportunities for you, and FILM CONNECTION puts you close to the action in ways other film schools cannot match.  Our secret is our revolutionary mentor-extern approach, in which we pair you with a working film or television professional who personally instructs you during real film and video shoots, enabling you to make important industry contacts along the way.  Many of our graduates get hired and you could be next!  Enroll today, and we could have you on the set within the month.

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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