Charlottesville, Virginia
The Charlottesville, Virginia Film Connection Film School

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Your Charlottesville Film School Alternative

The Charlottesville Film Connection Film School knows that you’re destined for greatness. We know that you’re a hard working, self-starter who’s hungry for a chance at fame and fortune in the movie industry.

Well, we can help you with that. We can pair you with currently working industry professionals who can guide you through the minefield that is this industry.

Do you constantly scribble down ideas for films and t.v. shows? Do you obsess about how you’d retool the current blockbuster franchise? Well we can help you out there, too.

We’ll team you up with a real Hollywood screenwriter and the two of you will work on a screenplay. You’ll also shoot and edit key scenes from your script to show to investors/studio executives.

And the best part? At the end of the program we’ll actually arrange a meeting for you with a real studio exec. That’s right. You and a Hollywood big wig in a room chatting about your film.

Sound good?

To APPLY for our Charlottesville Film School, click here.

Charlottesville, Virginia is located in the north-central part of the state, hosting a population of roughly 40,000 people.  Although not large in size, Charlottesville is a town rich in history, having been the home of no less than three of the early American Presidents. Charlottesville enjoys a diversity of scenery within driving distance, ranging from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic coast, and is also within range of larger cities such as Norfolk, Baltimore and Washington, DC–making it central for finding filming locations. Entertainment professionals that have ties to this area include Rob Lowe, Sissy Spacek, Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard.

Not only is Charlottesville home to several production companies, but a significant number of movies, TV shows, commercials and documentaries have been filmed in Charlottesville and surrounding regions of Virginia.  A sampling of these films include Major Payne, A Kiss Before Dying, Evan Almighty, True Colors, and the film classic Giant, just to name a few. Whether your interest in filmmaking is in directing, producing, editing, camera work, special effects or lighting, plenty of opportunity awaits you in Charlottesville. 

The secret to FILM CONNECTION's success is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, in which we pair you with a working film or television professional who personally guides you through our 6-month course. Along the way, you'll make important industry connections that can lead to future work. The vast majority of our graduates get hired in the industry, many times by the very company with which we placed them! You owe it to yourself to discover how Charlottesville FILM CONNECTION can help launch your film career. 

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The Film Connection is where it all starts. We help make your dreams happen.
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