Harrisonburg, Virginia
The Harrisonburg, Virginia Film Connection Film School

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Your Harrisonburg Film School Alternative

The film industry is all about who you know. Everybody knows that. It’s an extremely insular industry. Well, meeting people just got a whole lot easier.

The Harrisonburg Film Connection Film School’s expressed purpose is to get people from all walks of life, with different and divergent viewpoints, into the same room and make things happen.

Do you want to be a professional filmmaker? Do you want to direct? Write? Or produce? Well, our program will introduce you to all the right people. It’s really simple.

The Film Connection runs on an apprenticeship (externship) basis. We pair you with working pros who are doing exactly what you’re doing and then you’re off to the races.

Over the course of our program you’ll working with a screenwriter to hone ideas into a shooting script. You’ll also be working with an editor and two mentors to help shape your vision.

All you need to do is take the first step. We’ll do the rest.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia is a town of about 45,000 people located in the Shenandoah Valley in the northern part of the state. A college town, Harrisonburg is home to both Eastern Mennonite University and James Madison University.  Harrisonburg enjoys the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Appalachian Mountains to the west, plus it is within driving distance to metropolitan areas such as Baltimore and Washington, DC, making it a good central hub for filming locations. 

Major movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed regularly throughout Virginia, including in and around the Harrisonburg area. Some of the films that have done location shooting in Harrisonburg and vicinity include Six Things I Know About You, Major Payne, Toy Soldiers and A Kiss Before Dying, to name a few. Whether your desire in film is to be a film director, film producer, film editor, lighting technician or special effects guru, Harrisonburg holds more opportunity than you might think–and FILM CONNECTION can get you in the center of the action. 

The advantage that FILM CONNECTION has over other film schools is our revolutionary mentor-apprentice (extern) approach. During our inexpensive, 6-month course, you'll be paired with a working film or television professional who serves as your personal instructor and mentor, giving you hands-on training on real film and video shoots. This puts you in contact with other industry professionals in ways other film schools can't match. Over 70% of our graduates get permanent jobs out of their experience with us, and you can be next! Enroll in our Harrisonburg Film School today, and let us get you started. 

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The Film Connection is where it all starts. We help make your dreams happen.
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