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

If you’re looking for Duluth Film Schools, you’ve come to the right place! Our innovative film school is the only one that can get you working inside an actual Duluth film production company as a film school extern. Here you will learn directing, producing, editing, camera, screenwriting, or general production as you work directly with the pros. When it comes to Duluth, Minnesota, there’s no smarter way to enter the film business than as a film extern inside a Duluth film or television production company–and FILM CONNECTION can put you there.

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

Don’t make the mistake of spending 10-50 thousand dollars (plus relocation expenses) to go to film school at a film trade school; we can get you a quality film school education in a real production company right in Duluth, for a fraction of the cost of most film schools.  Be smart, learn from pros, and get connected while you get educated. Our film school alternative is the smartest, most cost-efficient way to do it.

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Duluth

Duluth, Minnesota is a port city of around 85,000 people, located along Lake Superior in northern Minnesota, connecting all the way to the Atlantic Ocean via the Great Lakes, various rivers, and waterways. It is centered amidst breathtaking natural scenery and is within driving distance of other urban areas like Minneapolis-St. Paul, making it a great area for location filmmaking. Although film schools are scarce in this area (except for FILM CONNECTION, of course), Duluth has seen its share of film and television production, and several production companies make their home in this area. If you’d rather not have to relocate to the craziness of somewhere like Los Angeles to go to film school, Duluth is a surprising alternative, thanks to FILM CONNECTION.

Our Duluth Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Some of the movies that have been filmed in Duluth and surrounding areas include Iron Will, Far North, Fargo, Mallrats, Jingle All the Way, and A Serious Man, just to name a few. Discovery Channel TV series Mystery Diagnosis was also filmed in Duluth, as well as other television series and episodes filmed here and in nearby places.

With strong professional connections and relationships we’ve made over the years, FILM CONNECTION is in a position to help fulfill the student’s dreams of a career in the film and tv industry, including in Duluth, Minnesota. Many of our graduates go on to have a career in film and tv—often being hired before they finish their FILM CONNECTION course. You owe it to yourself to see what we can do for you.

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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…


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