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

Welcome to Film Connection, THE destination for aspiring filmmakers in Richmond! If you’re looking to kickstart your career in the film industry, we offer a revolutionary learning experience that surpasses traditional college classrooms. At Film Connection, you have the unparalleled opportunity to train directly with a renowned film production company, gaining hands-on experience and industry insights from seasoned insiders.

This immersive approach ensures that you not only learn the theory but also develop practical skills that are in high demand in the competitive world of filmmaking. By choosing Film Connection in Richmond, you unlock a world of benefits that go beyond the confines of a typical educational institution.

You’ll learn from local professionals who are deeply connected to the region, giving you a unique advantage in networking and accessing opportunities in the film community. Don’t settle for a traditional classroom when you can give yourself real-world experiences with Film Connection and pave the way for your dream career in the film industry.

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

Are you passionate about pursuing a career in the film industry, but fear the huge student loan debt that often comes with attending a university? Film Connection is your answer to achieving your dreams without the burden of overwhelming student loan debt. Unlike traditional film schools, we offer a better solution that can save you up to $100,000 on tuition costs.

We understand the importance of keeping education affordable, allowing you to focus on honing your craft. With Film Connection, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from an industry insider, gaining invaluable hands-on experience and building industry connections that will set you on the path to success. 

By choosing Film Connection, not only will you save money, but you’ll also receive professional training and job assistance, equipping you with the tools to succeed in the competitive film industry. Don’t let financial barriers hold you back—enroll with Film Connection today and embark on your journey to becoming a successful filmmaker.

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Richmond

If you’re eager to kickstart your career in screenwriting or other film production careers and want to skip the lengthy academic programs, we have the perfect solution for you. We prioritize real-world experience and knowledge, ensuring that you acquire practical skills that are directly applicable in the industry.

Our unique program allows you to learn from the best and improve your screenwriting craft in just 6-9 months. By working alongside professionals in Richmond’s thriving film community, you’ll gain invaluable insights, master storytelling techniques, and develop the skills necessary to bring your scripts to life.

Choosing Film Connection means diving headfirst into a hands-on learning experience tailored to your specific goals as a screenwriter. While traditional college programs often span several years, our accelerated program focuses on equipping you with the essential tools and techniques to succeed in a fraction of the time.  Don’t settle for lengthy academic programs when you can fast-track your screenwriting career with Film Connection in Richmond.

Our Richmond Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

At Film Connection, we believe that learning directly from mentors and industry professionals is the key to success in the film industry. Our program allows you to skip the traditional classroom setting and put yourself in real-world experiences, working alongside professionals in the vibrant film community of Richmond.

This hands-on approach ensures that you gain practical knowledge, industry insights, and valuable connections that can give your career in filmmaking a boost. Our mentors are passionate about sharing their expertise and helping you develop the skills necessary to make a name for yourself in the competitive world of filmmaking.

Richmond, with its dynamic arts scene and burgeoning film industry, provides the ideal backdrop for your journey as a filmmaker. By joining Film Connection, you open doors to a network of professionals, industry events, and unique opportunities that can propel your career forward. Don’t settle for a traditional classroom when you can learn directly from mentors and film industry professionals. Unleash your creativity, build industry connections, and pave your way to success in the film industry.

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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