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

Your typical film school graduate will spend years trying to get a meeting with people who can greenlight their project. You’ll get it in 8 months or less thanks to Film Connection Film School in Erie, PA. You’ll get your own film biz contacts that will guide you through your area of filmmaking. In six months, you’ll learn everything that happens behind the scenes with your mentors. Or spend eight months writing, directing, and editing your own projects. Our extended program offers what no other film school can: a real pitch meeting during a trip to Los Angeles. You’ll be partnered with an industry veteran in L.A. who will get your pitch ready for an executive who may even offer you a deal! In filmmaking, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know–and we have the connections that can help get your movie made.

Get Real World Film Production Experience in Erie

The secret to our success is our mentor-extern approach. During our inexpensive, 6-month course, we pair you with a working film or television professional who serves as your personal instructor, giving you valuable hands-on training and helping you make vital industry connections that can lead to permanent employment. You get an insider’s view of the industry while gaining invaluable experience that transfers to any film set, location, or production company. Find out why many of our graduates get hired, often even before finishing our program! Enroll in our Erie Film School today, and let us get you started on the path to your dreams.

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Adam Weber

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Daniel Lir

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Alejandra Huerta

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Daniela Larsen

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

The thought of pursuing your dream of attending a four-year university can be exciting, but the cost associated can make it a daunting task. Tuition rates are notoriously high, and when you add in the cost of moving to/living in an expensive city, it can feel like an impossible dream. With Film Connection Erie, PA, Film School, you can achieve your aspirations without uprooting your life. This flexible program allows you to stay put, save money, and still gain access to exceptional educational opportunities. With our remote-learning options, it doesn’t matter if you’re a busy professional or a stay-at-home parent. So why let finances stand in the way of your dreams? Join Film Connection Erie, PA, today and start living the life you’ve always wanted.

Our Erie Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Nestled amidst stunning mountain ranges and stunning waterfronts, Erie is a virtual haven for nature lovers. But that’s not all that makes this city special. Erie is within easy reach of Buffalo, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh, which makes it a hot favorite among film locations. Boasting of numerous production houses, the city offers a diverse landscape that is perfect for filmmakers looking for something unique. If you’re drawn to a career in filmmaking but don’t want to get caught up in the hustle-bustle of a big city, Erie is the ideal place to be. Here, you can learn the ropes of film direction, production, editing, and camera work, all while enjoying the best that nature has to offer.

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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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