Portland-Auburn, Maine
The Portland-Auburn, Maine Film Connection Film School

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Your Portland-Auburn Film School Alternative

Think there are no film schools in the Portland-Auburn area of Maine? Take a closer look!  We're Portland-Auburn FILM CONNECTION, the only film school that gets you inside an actual Portland-Auburn film production company, where you will work as a film student apprentice (extern) while you learn directing, producing, editing, camera, screenwriting or general production. In the Portland-Auburn area, there is no smarter way to launch a film career than to work as a film apprentice (extern) in a Portland-Auburn film production company–and we're the ones who help make it happen. 

You could spend up to 50 thousand dollars, plus the cost of relocation, to go to film school at a film trade school somewhere; but why do that when you can spend far less money and go to film school in a real production company right here in Portland or Auburn? Learn directly from the pros, and make valuable industry connections while you get educated. Our film school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient film school available.

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Located on Maine's southern coast, Portland is the largest city in Maine, with a population of about 63,000. About 35 miles inland to the north lies the town of Auburn, with a population of 23,000. A number of notable people in the entertainment industry have connections to the Portland-Auburn area, including actresses Liv Tyler, Linda Lavin, Andrea Martin (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Anna Kendrick (Up In the Air), as well as legendary film director John Ford. This part of the country is rich in natural beauty and breathtaking views, which combined with generous incentives by the state of Maine make the Portland-Auburn quite attractive for location filmmaking. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, this area presents a pleasant alternative to the craziness of New York or Los Angeles. 

Numerous major motion pictures have done location filming in the Portland-Auburn area.  These include The Preacher's Wife, The Man Without a Face, Thinner, Message in a Bottle and Snow Falling on Cedars, just to name a few. 

With the state tax incentives and frequent film and television production here, the Portland-Auburn area provides a surprising amount of opportunities for film students and filmmaking professionals alike.  The FILM CONNECTION, with its unique mentor/apprentice method of teaching, places you with a working film or television professional to be given one-on-one instruction, hands-on experience, and vital industry connections for your future career. Come find out why over 70% of our graduates get hired, some even before they finish our program!  

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