Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Virginia
The Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Virginia Film Connection Film School

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Your Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News Film School Alternative

Wanna go to Film School? What? It’s too expensive? And you don’t leave with anything other a diploma and some crappy student films?

Well, I guess you’re right.


Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News Film Connection Film School fixes all of those problems. The Film Connection pairs young filmmakers with working film professionals who can help tutor and guide their careers.

The Film Connection emphasizes real world film industry experience over theory and conjecture. We give you the keys to the car. You’re going to be making the movie you want to make with the assistance of real industry professionals.

The Film Connection teams you up with a professional screenwriter, an editor, and two mentors to help you make the movie you want to make.

And the best part?

The end of the program is you and a studio exec in a room. And what are you doing? You’re pitching him your movie. BOOM.

To APPLY for our Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News Film School, click here.

The cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Virginia serve to anchor the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, the 43rd largest DMA in the nation. Located on opposing shores of a large natural harbor connected with Chesapeake Bay, the area provides plenty of urban and natural backdrops for filming locations. Several production companies make their home in this area, and a significant number of movies, TV shows and documentaries do location filming in and around the Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News area. A few of these films include Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain, Navy Seals, Atlantis Down and The Bill Collector, to name a few. TV production is no stranger to this area, either; episodes of Cops, WWF Raw, and Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives have been shot here, among others. 

With the amount of production activity that takes place, the Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News area is a great connection point for film students and filmmaking professionals. Our revolutionary mentor-apprentice (extern) approach puts you close to the action in ways that other film schools can't match.  We pair you with a working film or television professional who personally instructs you on real film and video shoots, also helping you make industry connections of your own that can lead to future work. Let Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News FILM CONNECTION get you on the path toward your dreams today! 

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The Film Connection is where it all starts. We help make your dreams happen.
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