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

Think there are no film schools or certificate film programs in Medford or Klamath Falls, Oregon? Think again! We’re Film Connection and we have externship locations in multiple cities throughout the region. Our certificate program places you inside an actual Medford film production company to work as a film student extern. You’ll receive instruction in directing, producing, editing, camera operation, screenwriting, and/or general production while working with the pros. In the Medford-Klamath Falls area, the best way to get into this business is by being a film extern in a Medford-Klamath Falls film production company–and we’re the film school alternative that can help make it happen.

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

Why spend 10-50 thousand dollars to go to a traditional film school or trade school? You can learn the ins and outs of actual hands-on filmmaking and receive one-on-one instruction at a real production company right here in the Medford-Klamath Falls area for far less money, getting vital industry contacts while you get your education. Our film school alternative is the smart, cost-efficient way to learn filmmaking, gain insight, and make the connections that often lead to paid work and job offers.

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Medford

Medford, Oregon is located in the southwest corner of the state along Interstate 5, hosting a population of around 77,000 people. Eighty miles to the east in the beautiful Cascade Mountains, the town of Klamath Falls is home to about 21,000 people. Entertainment industry people hailing from this region include actors Justin Baldoni, Jason James Richter, and Ginger Rogers, and film directors Chris Eyre, James Ivory, and Kenny Taylor. Although film schools are scarce in this region (except for ours, of course), the area is loaded with breathtaking natural scenery, including mountains, lakes, forests, and coastlands–making it a great area for location filming. With FILM CONNECTION to help you get in the door of a local film production company, the Medford-Klamath Falls area can be a wonderful alternate location for aspiring film directors, film editors, and film producers who would rather not relocate to Los Angeles or New York to go to film school.

Our Medford Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

FILM CONNECTION’s unique film school alternative utilizes the mentor-extern approach to education. We place you with a working film or television professional who serves as your instructor, giving you valuable hands-on training and helping you make vital industry connections that help get you hired. Come find out why many of our graduates find permanent industry employment, often even before they graduate. Check out the Medford-Klamath Falls FILM CONNECTION and see what we can do for you.

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…


Please take the time to read the experiences of one of our own, Korey Hehn of Pineville, OR…


The Film Connection program provided me with an opportunity to "see it and believe it"!…


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