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

Did you know that you can now become one of the world’s most successful filmmakers and live in Glendive? It’s true! The Film Connection Film School in Glendive, MT was established for this specific purpose.

We will team you up with someone who has the business savvy and industry connections to open the right doors. We want to change the way the Film Industry works. Currently, the only things you can do are, one, go to an outdated and dogmatic film school and, two, blindly move to L.A. and hope to meet someone on the street. Film schools are expensive and they don’t get you where you need to go. And blindly moving works out for, like, one percent of the people who do it. It’s risky. Plain and simple.

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

Glendive, Montana is a small town on the eastern side of the state, hosting a population of nearly 5000 people. Despite its small size and seemingly remote location, Glendive has several advantages: first, it is in close proximity to the Badlands, offering some of the most interesting natural scenery on the planet and great locations for on-site filming; and second, Glendive benefits from attractive incentive packages offered to filmmakers by the State of Montana. If you are looking at a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Glendive presents a great alternative to relocating elsewhere and has more opportunities to learn than meets the eye. FILM CONNECTION can help you tap into those opportunities.

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Adam Weber

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Glendive

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 film career–and our connections extend all the way to Glendive, Montana! Our revolutionary mentor-extern approach places you under a working film or television professional in the area, who gives you one-on-one training and helps you make vital industry connections for future employment.  Come and see why many of our graduates go on to permanent industry employment, often getting hired before they finish school.

Our Glendive Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Montana serves as a popular area for filming major movies, commercials, TV shows, and documentaries, including in and around the Glendive area. A sampling of the movies that have been filmed around Glendive and the surrounding regions include Knockaround Guys, Far and Away, A River Runs Through It, A Fork In The Road, and Little Big Man, to name a few.

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…


Please take the time to read the experiences of one of our own, Korey Hehn of Pineville, OR…


The Film Connection program provided me with an opportunity to "see it and believe it"!…


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