Did you know that there’s a low-cost alternative to the expensive traditional film school in Corpus Christi, TX? It’s called The Film Connection and it’s going to blow your mind.

Are you an aspiring filmmaker who dreams of changing the face of cinema? Well, now you can. Film Connection is an externship program that pairs aspiring filmmakers with working film professionals.

The Film Connection is what film schools should be. It’s a hands-on learning environment where you gain the skills and experience that you’ll need to make the movies that you want to make. Traditional film schools are expensive and dogmatic. We get it, German Expressionism was crazy and the French New Wave changed everything. Awesome. Let’s move on. Let’s do something new and original.

Let’s have students make movies about what’s important to them.

Corpus Christi Film Connection. The film school alternative by filmmakers for filmmakers.

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Why You Should Consider The Film Connection 

Corpus Christi, Texas is a coastal city located in deep south Texas along the Gulf of Mexico, hosting a population of about 285,000 people and anchoring a metro area of nearly half a million. The warm Gulf waters and warm climate have made Corpus Christi a very popular tourist spot, especially for spring breakers. As a filmmaking location, Corpus Christi also benefits not only from beautiful natural scenery but also from the support of local and state film offices and a generous incentive package offered by the state for filmmakers. If you’re considering a career in film, whether in directing, producing, editing, lighting, or otherwise, Corpus Christi can be an excellent choice for you.

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Adam Weber

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Alejandra Huerta

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Daniela Larsen

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Among many movies, commercials, TV shows, and documentaries that are filmed all over Texas, Corpus Christi sees its fair share of the action. Some of the films that have been shot in and around Corpus Christi include Selena, The Legend of Billie Jean, Pearl Harbor, August Evening, and Over the Line, to name a few. Television production is significant in the area, also; TV shows that have done filming in Corpus Christi include WWF Raw, True Life, Cops, and the TV movie Knight Rider 2000.

When you enroll in Corpus Christi FILM CONNECTION, you have at your disposal the many professional connections and relationships we’ve forged over the years, giving you an advantage you won’t find at conventional film schools. Our success is based on the mentor-extern approach, in which we place you with a working film or television professional who personally takes you through the curriculum, giving you hands-on experience and helping you make vital industry contacts. Find out why many of our graduates get hired in the industry. Enroll now, and let us get you started on the path to your dreams!

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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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