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

Great Falls now has a unique film program to call its own with Film Connection Film School in Great Falls, MT. We’ve partnered with actual working filmmakers to give you a taste of what it’s really like to be in the movie industry. Our 6-month behind-the-scenes track hooks you up with specialists in your area who will mentor you in their studios and production houses. At the end of the program, you’ll not only have the experience that most film school grads don’t, but you’ll also have industry contacts to call your own. Track two is our comprehensive 8-month director track. Here you’ll work with both local mentors and dream mentors in Los Angeles. At the conclusion of this program, you will be flown out to L.A. to pitch your idea before an industry executive.

Get Real World Film Production Experience in Great Falls

Great Falls, Montana rests along the scenic Missouri River in northwestern Montana, hosting a population of around 60,000 people. This region is known for its natural beauty, being in close proximity to mountains, forests, flatlands, and of course the waterfalls from which Great Falls derives its name. The diverse scenery, coupled with generous incentives offered to filmmakers by the state, make this a popular area for location filmmaking. If you desire a career in film as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Great Falls affords more opportunities than you think, without the need to relocate elsewhere.

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Our Great Falls Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed all over Montana on a regular basis, including in and around the Great Falls Area.  Some of the movies that have been filmed in this region include The Untouchables, The Slaughter Rule, Iron Ridge, The Stone Boy, Forrest Gump, The Shining and Holy Matrimony, just to name a few.

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

The frequent filmmaking activity that takes place in this region makes it a great connection point for filmmakers and film students alike–and that’s the heart behind FILM CONNECTION’s approach. We provide both education and opportunity by hooking you up with a working film or television professional, who serves as your mentor-instuctor. Not only will you gain valuable hands-on experience, but you’ll also make industry connections that can lead to permanent industry work. Enroll in our Great Falls FILM CONNECTION, and find out why many of our graduates get hired!

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

Since he started his extern program with Uptone Pictures in Raleigh, NC, Grant Gilbert has been taking…


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