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

Welcome to Film Connection, the premier film production school in Poughkeepsie! Unlike traditional college classrooms, we offer a revolutionary learning experience that sets us apart. At Film Connection, you won’t find yourself confined to a lecture hall or buried in textbooks. Instead, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to train directly with a film production company, gaining hands-on experience alongside industry insiders who know the ins and outs of the business.

By immersing yourself in the real world of filmmaking, you’ll not only learn the technical skills required but also build valuable industry connections that can open doors to exciting career opportunities. Our program goes beyond theory, providing you with practical training that prepares you for the fast-paced and dynamic nature of the film industry.

With our location in Poughkeepsie, a burgeoning hub for creative arts, you’ll be surrounded by a vibrant community of filmmakers and artists, giving you even more opportunities to network and collaborate. Choose Film Connection and take the first step towards a successful career in the film industry.

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

We feel that pursuing your passion shouldn’t come with a hefty price tag. That’s why we offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional film schools, helping you save as much as $100,000 on tuition costs. We believe that your dreams shouldn’t be overshadowed by the burden of student loan debt, so we keep our costs low without compromising on the quality of education and industry connections we provide.

Our unique approach allows you to learn to make films alongside experienced mentors, gaining real-world experience that is invaluable in the competitive film industry. With our location in Poughkeepsie, you’ll have access to a thriving creative community and a cost-effective education that sets you up for success without the financial strain.

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Adam Weber

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Daniel Lir

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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 Poughkeepsie

Are you eager to dive into the world of screenwriting and bring your stories to life? Look no further–with Film Connection, you can gain invaluable real-world experience and knowledge, honing your professional screenwriting and other skills in just 6-9 months. Our approach allows you to learn and work alongside pros as you develop your craft.

Gone are the days of spending years in a traditional classroom setting. With Film Connection, you’ll be schooled in the practical aspects of screenwriting, learning from professionals who understand the ever-evolving landscape of the industry. Our location in Poughkeepsie provides a stimulating backdrop for your creative journey, surrounded by a vibrant arts community and breathtaking scenery that can inspire your storytelling.

Our Poughkeepsie Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Learning directly from mentors and film industry professionals is at the heart of FIlm Connection programs. We provide an unparalleled opportunity to learn from the very best in the industry. Our students have the privilege of working alongside industry leaders, gaining insider knowledge, practical skills, and building valuable connections that can jumpstart their careers. 

With Film Connection, you won’t find yourself sitting in a classroom listening to lectures. Instead, you’ll be immersed in the real world of filmmaking, surrounded by mentors and professionals who are passionate about sharing their expertise. Poughkeepsie serves as an ideal location, as it boasts a thriving film community and provides a rich backdrop for your learning journey.

The opportunities to network and collaborate are endless, ensuring that you receive a comprehensive education that prepares you for success in the competitive film industry. Choose Film Connection and embark on a transformative learning experience that propels you towards a fulfilling career.

Learn the skills you need to take your idea from paper to the big screen.

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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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