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

Think you need to be in L.A. or New York to go to a quality film school? Think again. We’ve got your ticket to the stars right here. We’re Film Connection Film School in Flint, MI brings together aspiring filmmakers and local professionals in a unique mentor setting that’s turning the industry upside-down!

If you’ve got a specific focus that you’d like to explore, you can try our 6-month behind-the-scenes program. You’ll be working closely on your personal project with local mentors who will meet with you in their studios or production houses. Those who want the complete package will want to try our 8-month director program. This track brings your idea from inception to the screen and culminates in an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles for your very own pitch meeting with industry executives. No other program anywhere offers this level of professional connections to its students.

To APPLY for our Flint-Saginaw-Bay City Film School, click here.

Get Real World Film Production Experience in Flint

Located in east-central Michigan not far from the “thumb” of the lower peninsula, the cities of Flint, Saginaw, and Bay City have a combined population of nearly 200,000 people. Together, they also form the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City television market. Entertainment industry pros hailing from this area include filmian Stevie Wonder, filmmaker Kerry Conran, TV personality Bob Eubanks, actors Nancy Kovack, Sandra Bernhard, and Matthew Glave, and the original “Bozo the Clown” Bob Bell. The Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area benefits from Michigan’s attractive tax incentives for film projects, and several production companies make their home in this area. If you desire a career in film as a film producer, film director, film editor or cameraperson, the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area provides a decent alternative to relocating to other places like New York or L.A.

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Our Flint Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Movies, commercials, TV shows, and documentaries are filmed in the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area on a regular basis, as well as in the surrounding regions of Michigan. Some of the films shot in this area include Street Boss, Locked Away, Meltdown, Greener, and documentaries such as Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine, to name a few.  Additionally, television production in the area has included Evening Magazine and TV Nation.

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

With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, FILM CONNECTION is in a unique position to help fulfill your dreams of a career in the film and TV industry, including in the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area. Using FILM CONNECTION’s original, hands-on, one-on-one, on-the-job method of teaching (called the mentor/apprentice approach), many Chicago FILM CONNECTION graduates go on to have a career in film and TV—oftentimes 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

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