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

Have you always been passionate about film and cinematography, but feel overwhelmed by the countless paths to pursue your passion? Let the Pittsburgh Film Connection film school put those worries to rest. Our curriculum offers unparalleled hands-on education in the real world from the most seasoned industry professionals. Our teaching approach is tailored to your individual needs, so you can receive personalized, one-on-one instruction from mentors who will guide you on your unique path in the world of film. At Film Connection, you are not just a face in the crowd–you are the center of our attention and we are dedicated to helping you realize your dreams and make them a reality.

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

Are you tired of the same old lecture-style education? Get ready to dive into the industry and get hands-on experience. Our first track offers behind-the-scenes experience into the creative process and connects you with local mentors that will guide and support you for six months. If you’re ready for a deeper dive, check out our extended program. Not only will you work with local mentors, but you’ll also receive mentorship from a Hollywood dream mentor. And we don’t stop there. The final week of the program takes you to L.A. to pitch your project to an industry executive. Say goodbye to traditional education methods and hello to real-world experience. Join us and start your journey toward success today.

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Alejandra Huerta

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Daniela Larsen

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Pittsburgh

The cost of attending a four-year university can make anyone pause and reconsider their dreams. The reality is that tuition rates are exorbitant, and when you add the cost of living in an expensive city, it’s enough to make one’s head spin. But what if there was a better way to pursue your passion? With the Film Connection Kansas City Film School, you no longer have to worry about uprooting your life or leaving behind your loved ones and job. With our program, you can stay right where you are, pay a fraction of the cost, and have access to exceptional educational opportunities. Plus, our remote-learning options make scheduling easy and stress-free. With Film Connection, you can achieve your goals without sacrificing your life savings or disrupting your current lifestyle.

Our Pittsburgh Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

If you’re looking to break into the film industry, Pittsburgh is the place to be. With a plethora of film and television production companies, as well as major sports teams and iconic locations, Pittsburgh offers a unique and vibrant setting for filmmakers. And there’s no better way to get started than by enrolling in Pittsburgh Film Connection. Here, you’ll be placed in the thick of the action, making invaluable connections with industry professionals and gaining the experience you need to land a permanent job in the film world. So why wait? Sign up for Pittsburgh Film Connection today and get ready to make your mark on the industry!

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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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