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

Don’t settle for any film old film school. Learn at the side of filmmaking professionals with Film Connection film school in Missoula, Montana. We provide our students with quality mentorships with filmmaking pros that give them real-world experience. Whether you’re involved with our 6-month behind-the-scenes program or the 8-month directors program, you’ll be calling the shots alongside real people working in the industry, not sad professors who’ve never made a movie. Our directors program even ends with a trip to Los Angeles to pitch your project in an industry executive’s office. Your L.A. mentor will help you hone that pitch and launch your career!

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

Missoula, Montana is located in west-central Montana near the border with Idaho, situated in a glacial valley surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, and hosting a population of nearly 70,000 people. Numerous entertainment industry pros and celebrities have ties to the Missoula area, including singer/songwriter Aimee Allen, comedian Dana Carvey, actor J.K. Simmons and noted filmmaker David Lynch. The diverse natural scenery of this area is highly conducive to location filmmaking, and Montana itself offers numerous incentives for filmmakers to shoot here. If you’re looking at a film career as a film director, film producer, film editor, cameraperson, or otherwise, Missoula can provide numerous opportunities for you to learn–and FILM CONNECTION can help you find them.

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Missoula

Montana is regularly the site for the filming of movies, movies, commercials, TV shows, and documentaries, including in Missoula and the surrounding regions. Some of the films shot around these parts include Pretty Ugly People, Disorganized Crime, Under Siege 2, The Untouchables, and Don’t Come Knocking–just to name a few.

Our Missoula Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, FILM CONNECTION is in a unique position to help launch your career in the film and TV industry–and those connections extend even to Missoula, Montana. Our secret is our revolutionary mentor-extern approach, in which we pair you with a working professional who trains you on real-life film and video shoots, helping you make industry contacts along the way. Many of our graduates go on to permanent industry employment. Enroll in our Missoula FILM CONNECTION today, and find out what we can do for you!

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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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