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

El Paso, Texas is now home to one of the coolest things to happen to the Film Industry in years: Film Connection. The Film Connection Film School in El Paso, TX is an amazing program that pairs young aspiring filmmakers with seasoned industry professionals.

Are you obsessed with movies? Do you dream creating the film that defines a generation? Well, Film Connection can help. By the time you finish our program you’ll have a finished screenplay, two finished scenes that you directed, and a trailer. You’ll be ready to make movies.

But the most important part?

You’ll know the people that can help you get those movies made. You’ll have contacts from all corners of the film industry.

Look, you have to face facts. The traditional route of going to film school and making a short and then it getting picked up by a festival is dead. Who even goes to film festivals anymore? Traditional Film Schools are expensive and they’re a dead end.

Film Connection is the future.

To APPLY for our El Paso film school alternative, click here.

Get Real World Film Production Experience in El Paso, TX

El Paso, Texas is a city of over 600,000 people, located in the far western tip of the state, with Mexico just across the Rio Grande to the south, and the New Mexico state line to the north and west. This southwestern city offers a diversity of interesting filming backdrops, including city scenery, the nearby Juarez mountains, and thousands of square miles of flatlands to the east. Entertainment industry pros and celebrities hailing from this area include singer/actress Debbie Reynolds; Oscar-winning actors Anthony Quinn, Thomas Hayden Church and F. Murray Abraham; and Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.

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Our El Paso, TX Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Numerous movies, television shows and documentaries are filmed regularly in El Paso and surrounding areas. A sampling of the better-known movies that have been filmed in the area include Glory Road, Courage Under Fire, Man on Fire, The Day After Tomorrow, Wild at Heart, Traffic, and Paris, Texas, just to name a few. If you aspire for a film career as a film producer, film director, camera operator, lighting expert or otherwise, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to learn and connect in El Paso–and FILM CONNECTION can help you tap in to those opportunities.

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

Our distinct advantage over other film schools is our revolutionary mentor-extern approach, in which you are paired with a working film or television professional who gives you one-on-one instruction on real film and video shoots.  Along the way, you’ll make important industry contacts that can lead to future employment. In fact, many of our students get hired even before they graduate.  You owe it to yourself to see what El Paso FILM CONNECTION can do for you!

To APPLY click here.

Learn the skills you need to take your idea from paper to the big screen.

Real world film education by filmmakers for filmmakers, optimized for today!


Success stories

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