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

The Film Connection in Hartford, CT, is an excellent opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to learn the craft of filmmaking and gain hands-on experience. With experienced mentors guiding you through their journey, you can make a name for yourself in the film industry. By learning from professionals who have been producing movies, TV shows, videos, and more for years, students get exposed to the ins and outs of filmmaking and understand how to become successful in this competitive field.

The purpose of the program is to provide you with real-world knowledge that will give you an edge over other aspiring filmmakers that are taking a more traditional route when it comes to their filmmaking education. While they sit in a classroom with other students, listening to a teacher at the front of the room, and waiting for their chance in the lab, you’ll be working one-on-one with an industry professional in their studio, working with the gear and equipment when you need it.

Get Real World Film Production Experience in Hartford

At Film Connection, their curriculum is designed to help you learn all aspects of the film business – from pre-production planning to post-production editing. By the end of the program, you will have an understanding of all aspects of film production, including budgeting, scheduling, shooting techniques, and sound design. They also learn how to market their films and get them seen by industry professionals.

When working with your Academic Facilitator and mentor, you will help create a program that concentrates on your strengths and helps with any weaknesses. Yes, our programs are structured, including required reading, course reviews, and quizzes revolving around the industry. But if you’re interested in a certain aspect of filmmaking (directing, cinematography, editing, etc.), we will work with you to focus on getting hands-on experience.

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

At Film Connection in Hartford, you can meet with your mentor in person at their studio or sign up for remote learning opportunities. We understand it’s not always feasible for some students to be on the set or on location on a consistent basis, so we expanded our educational opportunities to meet those needs. We feel having hands-on and real-world experience is the best way to learn about filmmaking, but you will still get that one-on-one education from your mentor remotely.

In either case, you won’t need to uproot your life, move to New York or L.A., and figure out a way to pay for all of those costs. With a film school in Hartford, you’ll get the education you need and the experience producers look for without having to leave your hometown. Our programs take less time (6-9 months) than four-year universities and cost just a fraction of their tuition, too. Use that money to improve your inventory of gear and editing software.

Our Hartford Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

The Film Connection in Hartford is the perfect opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to learn the craft of film production and gain real-world experience that will help you make a name for yourself in the industry. With experienced mentors guiding you every step of the way, you can feel confident that they are learning from professionals who truly understand the film business.

You’ll make valuable connections within the industry first through your mentors and then with others you’ll work with while you learn on the set. These relationships are invaluable whether you’re looking for work or if you need help with your independent projects. When will you get those opportunities sitting in a classroom?

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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