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

L.A. and New York are the only places for quality film schools, right? Nope. We’ve got your ticket to your movies right here. We’re the Film Connection Film School in Greenville, North Carolina, and our courses unite aspiring filmmakers with local professionals in a unique mentor dynamic that’s turning the industry on its head! If there’s a specific focus that you’d like to delve into, you can do it with our 6-month Cinematography program. You’ll be honing your personal project with a local mentor who will meet with you in their studio or production house. More adventurous filmmakers may want to consider the complete package, our 8-month Film Production & Editing Program which includes training in directing, producing, editing, and even screenwriting. In the longer program, you’ll even work with a screenplay mentor, a seasoned Hollywood writer, director, producer, or development professional who will help you get your original idea down in screenplay format and ready to pitch. Ordinary film schools or film programs just don’t offer the in-industry, direct mentor-led education we do. Make professional connections, grow real industry smarts, and get to build your career in film!

Get Real World Film Production Experience in Greenville

Located in the east-central part of North Carolina close to the Atlantic coast, the cities of Greenville, New Bern, and Washington have a combined population of nearly 120,000 people. Although that might not seem like a huge population, this area is known as a hub of commerce, being the birthplace of Pepsi Cola and ranked one of the top ten places for business by Forbes Magazine. This area (especially Greenville) is also a noted hotspot for BMX racing. Several film or television production companies make their home in this area, and the location is conducive to plenty of good backdrops for location shooting. If you’re pursuing a career in film as a film directorfilm producerfilm editor, or cameraman, the Greenville-New Bern-Washington area provides lots of opportunities, and FILM CONNECTION can get you plugged in.

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Our Greenville Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Major movies, commercials, TV shows, and documentaries are filmed all over North Carolina regularly, including in the Greenville-New Bern-Washington area. Some of the films that have been shot in this region include Fish Hook, No Mercy, Bull Durham, Bruno, Duel, Kiss the Girls, and I Know What You Did Last Summer, to name a few

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

With our many professional connections 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. We pair you with a working professional in the Greenville-New Bern-Washington area, who personally instructs you through hands-on training. Along the way, you’ll make vital industry connections that lead to future employment. Enroll today, and let us get you started.

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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