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

This is the Film Connection film school in Salisbury, Maryland, the only localized film school that offers real-world experience with working professional filmmakers. We have programs in all aspects of filmmaking and provide industry contacts to help get your foot in the door. Our specialized 6-month behind-the-scenes program will pair you with local mentors in your concentration who will help you develop your project. If directing is more your thing, then the 8-month comprehensive directors track is something that no other film program offers. In addition to writing, directing, and editing your project with your local mentors, you’ll work closely on your with another, Los Angeles-based, dream mentor. Then during an exciting visit to L.A. that’s on us, you’ll get a face-to-face pitch meeting with an industry executive. What are you waiting for? Apply today and get connected to the industry with the Salisbury Film Connection!

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

Salisbury, Maryland is located in southeast Maryland on the Eastern Shore, connected to the Chesapeake Bay by the Wicomico River. It is Maryland’s second-largest port city behind Baltimore–a fast-growing community, currently hosting a population of around 30,000, and experiencing a growth rate of nearly 20 percent over the last decade. Several entertainment personalities have hailed from this area, including actors John Glover and Linda Hamilton, as well as theater director Ryan J. Davis. With gorgeous natural scenery and close proximity to major cities like Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Salisbury makes an excellent starting place for aspiring film producers, film directors, and film editors–and FILM CONNECTION can help you make the connections you need to succeed without having to relocate to other film hotspots like New York or Los Angeles.

Major movies, commercials, TV shows, and documentaries are filmed all over Maryland on a regular basis, including in the Salisbury area. Some of the films that have been shot in the region include Body of Lies, Wedding Crashers, Deep Impact, The Blair Witch Project, Tuck Everlasting, and The Social Network, to name a few. Additionally, some of the television productions that have done filming in this area include The Wire, Magnum, P.I., and Homicide: Life on the Street.

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The high level of film and television production activity in this region, combined with the support of a state film office and generous tax incentives, make the Salisbury, Maryland area a great place for both film students and filmmaking professionals. FILM CONNECTION’s unique mentor-extern approach puts you in the thick of it by pairing you with a working film or television professional who gives you hands-on training and helps you make vital industry connections.  Come see why many of our graduates get permanent industry work, many times getting hired even before finishing our program!

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Since he started his extern program with Uptone Pictures in Raleigh, NC, Grant Gilbert has been taking…


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