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

If you are looking for a Colorado Springs Film School, you’ve just found the smartest option available! We’re Film Connection, the only film school program that gets you inside an actual Colorado Springs film production company, working as a film student extern while you learn directing, producing, editing, camera, screenwriting or general production. In Colorado Springs, the best way to make a start in film is by working as a film extern inside a Colorado Springs film production company.  We’re the school that can make that happen for you.

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

Why would you spend up to 50 thousand dollars to go to film school at a film trade school somewhere else, when you can spend far less money and go to our film school alternative in a real production company in Colorado Springs? Get on the inside track, learn directly from the pros, and get connected as you get educated. Our film school alternative is the most innovative and most cost-efficient film school on the market today.

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Colorado Springs

Located at the base of majestic Pike’s Peak, the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado is home to over 400,000 people. The defense industry is one of the largest economic factors in this area, being home to Peterson Air Force Base, the United States Air Force Academy, and the strategic Cheyenne Mountain NORAD base nearby–which has also provided a backdrop for numerous movies and television shows. Colorado Springs is situated amid breathtaking natural scenery, including mountains, rock formations, and rolling plains, making it highly conducive for location filming.

Besides being home to several production companies, Colorado Springs also regularly sees the filming of major movies, TV shows and documentaries–among which are the films WarGames, Independence Day and Fast Food Nation, and television shows such as Stargate SG-1, just to name a few. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraperson, Colorado Springs holds plenty of opportunities to learn.

Our Colorado Springs Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

The amount of filming activity that takes place in Colorado Springs makes it a great connection point for film students and filmmaking professionals–and thanks to FILM CONNECTION’s mentor-extern approach, we can get you close to the action in ways typical film schools can’t. Your instruction takes place on real film and video shoots, with a personal instructor (a working film or television professional) guiding you through the process. Enroll in our Colorado Springs film school today, and discover why many of our graduates get permanent industry jobs!

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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…


Please take the time to read the experiences of one of our own, Korey Hehn of Pineville, OR…


The Film Connection program provided me with an opportunity to "see it and believe it"!…


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