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

Do you want to learn filmmaking without pulling up your entire life and moving to a more expensive city? Then Reno Film Connection is your solution. We offer an immersive experience with actual professionals in the filmmaking industry right here in Reno. You can choose our 6-month behind the scenes track to collaborate with mentors in your chosen concentration or, for the more extreme filmmaker, select the 8-month directors track. You will not only work with local mentors, but also a Los Angeles based mentor who will prepare you for a pitch meeting with an L.A. industry executive. Your final week of the program will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that industry insiders can only dream of.

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

Reno, Nevada is located along the western edge of the state near the California border, against the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Hosting a population of about 200,000 people, it bears the nickname “The Biggest Little City in the World” and is often thought of as a smaller rival to Las Vegas for its gaming industry. In fact, regular visitors to Nevada gambling often express a preference for Reno as an alternative to the larger, louder Vegas scene. Reno is also a favorite backdrop for filmmakers, and numerous films, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are shot in the area. If you are thinking of a filmmaking career as a film producer, film director or film editor, Reno affords plenty of opportunities to learn and provides an excellent alternative to relocation to the craziness of New York or L.A.

Some of the movies that have been filmed in Reno include Magnolia, Into the Wild, Jack Frost, Misery, Sister Act and Kingpin, to name a few. Television production is also significant in this area; among the television shows that have done filming in this area are Reno 911, Smith, and classic TV series The Rockford Files.

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Reno

With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, FILM CONNECTION is in a unique position to help you launch your career in film. We hook you up with a film or television professional who gives you one-on-one training in real-life film and video shoots, enabling you to make valuable industry connections along the way. Discover why many FILM CONNECTION graduates find permanent industry employment.  You could be next! Enroll in Reno FILM CONNECTION today.

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Success stories

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