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

Welcome to the Film Connection, the Los Angeles film school alternative that gets you training with a professional filmmaker inside of an actual Los Angeles film production company. Learn online via direct one-on-one lessons with a film professional or train as a film student extern. However you do it, we’ve got you covered. Learning directing, producing, editing, camera, screenwriting or general production is all possible with us. Whether you want to learn what it takes to break into the Los Angeles film business through online training or to start inside of a Los Angeles film production company as an extern, Film Connection can help.

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

You don’t have to spend 10-50 thousand dollars on film school tuition; you can go to our alternative to film school in a real production company for far less. Learn directly from the pros, and get connected as you get educated. Our film school alternative is a smart, affordable and effective way to get a quality film education.

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Adam Weber

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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 Los Angeles

With all this film activity and so much demand for talent, you might think it would be easy to find your way into this business, but the opposite is true. Whether you want to produce, direct, edit, run camera or write screenplays, breaking in just by knocking on the doors isn’t the way its done in Hollywood. Most hiring is done from within, and getting noticed and making connections can be quite difficult. Sitting in a classroom isn’t a viable path in either. If you want to work in the filmmaking and/or television industry, finding your way to where the action is happening is what it’s all about.

That’s where the Film Connection Film School in Los Angeles comes in. Get instruction from a pro online or receive curriculum-backed training inside of a real film production company. We provide you with the inside track, the competitive edge to get you building connections inside of the business and get you noticed. That way, when the opportunity comes knocking, you can be perfectly situated to be the one who gets chosen.

Our Los Angeles Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

How do we do it? Simple: Film Connection uses a mentored alternative to the school of film. We provide each student with their own mentor, a working industry professional in the specific discipline chosen by the student. This mentor provides one-on-one training to the student. For students who choose the in-person externship option, they could be training on real film sets, or TV stations, and production companies. Externship students train for two to three days (in accord with their schedule). For a period of six months, the student has the opportunity to acquire industry connections and contacts—connections that often lead to future work.

Nearby locations

Hours: M-F 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Film Connection

6300 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #640
Los Angeles, CA 90048

(310) 456-9623 GET STARTED
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5111 Via Corona
Los Angeles, CA 90022

(213) 374-1101 GET STARTED
Film Connection

1801 Century Park E #1560
Los Angeles, CA 90067

(626) 461-9304 GET STARTED
Film Connection

10227 Silverton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 91042

917-451-6832 GET STARTED
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16803 Victory Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91406

512-359-3465 GET STARTED
Film Connection

1059 S. Sherbourne Dr. #301
Los Angeles, CA 90035

323-541-4686 GET STARTED
Film Connection

5323 Coldwater Canyon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 91401

818-463-2301 GET STARTED

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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