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

Welcome to Parkersburg, WV, a city filled with vibrant culture and a budding film industry! If you’re passionate about filmmaking and eager to pursue a career in the entertainment world, Film Connection is the perfect solution for your educational journey. Unlike traditional college classrooms, our innovative approach takes you directly into the heart of the action.

With Film Connection, you have the incredible opportunity to train with a real film production company right here in Parkersburg, giving you a unique advantage over your peers. By learning alongside industry insiders, you gain invaluable hands-on experience and build crucial connections in the film industry. Our program goes beyond textbooks and lectures, allowing you to work on real film projects while receiving personalized guidance from professionals who have been where you aspire to be.

In addition, Film Connection provides comprehensive job assistance and professional training, ensuring that you are well-prepared to embark on a successful career in the film industry. So, if you’re ready to turn your passion for filmmaking into a reality, choose Film Connection and unlock your full potential in the exciting world of cinema.

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

Are you passionate about pursuing a career in filmmaking, but wary about getting into massive student loan debt? Film Connection hears you–and offers an exceptional solution that not only provides top-notch training but also saves you a significant amount of money. With us, you can say goodbye to the staggering burden of student loan debt, as our program helps you save as much as $100,000 on tuition costs compared to traditional colleges.

We believe in making education accessible without compromising on quality. By learning alongside your mentor, you receive real-world experience and hands-on training that prepares you for the demands of the film industry. Our commitment to keeping costs low ensures that you can focus on honing your skills and building connections, rather than worrying about financial constraints.

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Parkersburg

Film Connection offers an unparalleled opportunity to gain real-world experience and knowledge. Our program allows you to learn and develop your screenwriting skills alongside industry insiders, providing you with invaluable insights and mentorship. In just 6-9 months, you can transform your passion into a polished craft, ready to take on the exciting world of screenwriting and other aspects of film production.

Film Connection goes beyond traditional education by placing you in the actual process of film production. You’ll work on real projects, collaborate with professionals, and receive personalized guidance to refine your skills. Our emphasis on practical training ensures that you acquire the expertise and confidence necessary to excel in the competitive field of screenwriting. Get ready to unleash your storytelling potential and make your mark on the world of film.

Our Parkersburg Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

If you’re eager to pursue a career in the film industry, Film Connection offers an exceptional solution that sets us apart from traditional educational institutions. With us, you have the unique opportunity to learn directly from mentors and film industry professionals right here in Parkersburg. This hands-on approach gives you an invaluable advantage, allowing you to absorb knowledge and gain insights from those who have thrived in the industry.

At Film Connection, we believe that learning from experienced professionals is the key to success. By working side by side with industry pros, you’ll receive personalized guidance and mentorship that goes beyond what a classroom setting can offer. Our program is designed to provide you with practical, real-world training that empowers you to develop the skills necessary for a thriving career in film. Film Connection is your gateway to an extraordinary education and industry connections that will propel your career forward.

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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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