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

A hot city deserves an even hotter approach to film school. And that’s where Film Connection Film School in Laredo, Texas comes in. We hook you up with local filmmaking professionals as your mentors and give you the experience that no other school provides. You can choose our 6-month behind-the-scenes course and focus on a specialized area of filmmaking. Or you can go all-in and try our 8-month director course. Both offer local mentors, but the director track also provides a Los Angeles-based mentor whom you will visit during the last week of your program. You and your mentor will sharpen your project pitch and have a rare pitch meeting with an industry executive. There is simply no better value for your money than our specialized training.

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

Laredo, Texas is located near the southwest corner of the state, forming an international metropolitan area with Nuevo Laredo, Mexico on the other side of the Rio Grande. Laredo is the nation’s largest inland border crossing, and international trade with Mexico forms the lion’s share of its economy. Laredo also happens to be one of the fastest-growing cities in America, reflecting a growth rate of over 23 percent over the past decade. Home to several production companies and offering plenty of interesting backdrops for filmmaking locations, Laredo provides lots of learning opportunities for you, whether your interest in film is in producing, directing, editing, lighting, or special effects.

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Adam Weber

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Daniel Lir

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Alejandra Huerta

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Daniela Larsen

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Laredo

Generous incentives offered to filmmakers by the state of Texas serve to attract a lot of productions to the state, including movies, commercials, TV shows, and documentaries in and around Laredo. Some of the films that have done location shooting in Laredo and surrounding regions of Texas include Lone Star, One Way, Eddie Macon’s Run, Selena, and The Legend of Billie Jean, to name only a few.

Our Laredo Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

What separates FILM CONNECTION from the pack is our revolutionary mentor-extern approach. With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, we are able to place you locally with a working film or television professional in Laredo who will personally instruct you during real film and video shoots, enabling you to make vital industry contacts along the way. Enroll today, and find out why many of our graduates go on to permanent industry positions. You can be next!

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…


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