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

Sunny Palm Springs is now the location of a film school. Our alternative film school that is. At Film Connection film school in Palm Springs, CA we tailor-make your education for you with a hands-on approach. Your industry Mentor will guide you through the step-by-step approach we take to filmmaking. So after eight months, you have all the tools and connections you need to break into the film biz without going into massive debt. Film Connection. Everything you need and more.

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

Palm Springs, California is an upscale resort town located in the desert about 2 hours east of Los Angeles. Although Palm Springs isn’t widely known for its film schools, the area is home to several film or TV production companies, is serviced by its own film office, and even hosts a reputable international film festival. Not far from the city towers the majestic Mt. San Jacinto, rising over 10,000 feet above the desert. With such a diversity in the beautiful scenery for film locations, and with L.A. a short drive away, Palm Springs can be an excellent small-town alternative for people who are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman.

Movies, commercials, TV shows, and documentaries are filmed all over the Palm Springs area regularly, making it ideal for those filmmakers who love California but are not interested in living in Los Angeles. Just a few of the movies that have been shot in Palm Springs and vicinity include Oceans Eleven, The Scorpion King, Mission Impossible III, Into the Wild, Next, Letters from Iwo Jima, and The Fast and The Furious.

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Alejandra Huerta

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Television production in Palm Springs is huge as well. TV productions such as Hidden Palms, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List have been shot here, as well as episodes of The Mentalist, Beverly Hills 90210, Cops, The L Word and Murder, She Wrote.

Palm Springs’ beautiful scenery, its film/television activity, and its prime location within the range of L.A., San Francisco, and Las Vegas make it ideal for film students and filmmaking professionals alike. Check us out and see how FILM CONNECTION of Palm Springs, California can help you launch your career.

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Success stories

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