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

Are you obsessed with the idea of making movies? Do you live in Bozeman or Butte? Well, then you’re in the perfect position to make your dreams come true. Film Connection Film School in Bozeman, Montana, and Butte, Montana is the future of the Movie Industry and you’re about jump in!

Our Bozeman and Butte Film Connection locations pair young aspiring filmmakers with working filmmakers through a mutually beneficial externship. You have to face the facts. The traditional film school route doesn’t get you anywhere. It’s dogmatic and archaic. And it only breeds filmmakers who produce work steeped in the established storytelling conventions.

Get Real World Film Production Experience in Bozeman

Do you really wanna be the next Michael Bay? No, you have an original voice and you have things to say. The Film Connection knows that you’re a filmmaker who wants to change the game and we want to help.

Our course is revolutionary in that it was made by filmmakers for filmmakers. It’s a school that will get you in the room with the people that you need to impress to have a career. What more can you ask for, right?

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Our Bozeman Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Bozeman, Montana is located in the southern part of the state, not far from the scenic beauty of the mountains and about 100 miles from Yellowstone National Park. It’s a fairly small town of about 40,000 people but is growing rapidly, reflecting a growth rate of nearly 40 percent over the past decade. About 85 miles to the west lies Butte, Montana, a mountain town of about 30,000 people. The Bozeman-Butte area benefits from Montana’s film-friendly attitude and generous incentives that attract filmmakers, and as a result, it sees a significant amount of film, television, commercials, and documentary production activity. If you’re looking to start a filmmaking career as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, the Bozeman-Butte region offers numerous opportunities to learn.

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

Some of the well-known movies that have been filmed in Bozeman, Butte, and surrounding areas include A River Runs Through It, Far and Away, True Colors, Amazing Grace and Chuck, Evel Knieval, F.T.W. and Wanted, to name a few.

The secret to FILM CONNECTION’s success is our mentor-extern approach, in which we pair you with a working film or television professional who gives you one-on-one instruction and hands-on training. During our inexpensive, 6-month course, you’ll also make vital industry contacts that can lead to permanent employment. The fruit of our revolutionary system is in our graduates; many of them get hired in the industry, many times before they even finish our program. You owe it to yourself to see what Bozeman-Butte FILM CONNECTION can do for your career!

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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