Roanoke-Lynchburg, Virginia
The Roanoke-Lynchburg, Virginia Film Connection Film School

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Your Roanoke-Lynchburg Film School Alternative

Roanoke-Lynchburg Film Connection Film School is the first step to a career in the film industry.

Do you want to be a famous director? Do you want to have a successful career telling stories and making people laugh? Well, then Roanoke-Lynchburg Film Connection Film School is the prefect place to start.

The Film Connection runs on an apprenticeship (externship) basis. You come in, tell us what you want to do as a career, and then we pair you with individuals already doing it. Sounds crazy, right? Sounds amazing, right? Well, it is.

The traditional film school is an expensive and antiquated dinosaur. In art and in life you have to streamline the unnecessary elements. Why would you pay $100,000 to a school that can’t guarantee you a job? It’s ludicrous.

In the film industry, it’s all about who you know. It’s all about what connections you have. How does going to film school get you connections? It doesn’t. Unless, the film school was created to get you connections.

Film Connection is the only real way to break into the movie industry.

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Located about an hour apart from one another along the Blue Ridge Mountain range in central Virginia, the cities of Roanoke and Lynchburg host a combined population of over 160,000 people, and both serve as commercial/business hubs for the area. Numerous entertainers and celebrities have ties to this area, including actors John Payne, Leslie Bibb, Skeet Ulrich and Connie Britton. The Roanoke-Lynchburg area is convenient to plenty of beautiful natural scenery as well as in driving distance to larger cities like Richmond and Norfolk, making it a good hub for location filming.

Numerous movies, TV shows, documentaries and specials have been filmed throughout Virginia, including in the Roanoke-Lynchburg area. Examples of films that have done location shooting in this area include What About Bob? Crazy People, Remember the Titans, Pilgrim's Progress and In a Shallow Grave, to name a few. Whether your interest in a film career is in producing, directing, camera work or post-production, there is plenty of opportunity to be found in this area.  

FILM CONNECTION's distinct advantage is the mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, in which we pair you with a working film or TV professional who instructs you one-on-one during real film and video shoots, putting you close to the action in ways other film schools can't. As you learn, you'll make vital industry connections that can lead to permanent employment; in fact, over 70% of our graduates get industry-related jobs, often before even finishing our program!  You owe it to yourself to see how Roanoke-Lynchburg FILM CONNECTION can jumpstart your career! 

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