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

Life is temporary. Film is forever.

If you feel this way, you may be an ideal candidate for the Salt Lake City Film Connection Film School. We operate on a simple externship basis. We want you to have a career in film. And what better way is there to do that then just to start working? There isn’t one.

Through the Film Connection you’ll be gaining on-location real world, hands-on production experience. You’ll be learning how a film is made and how you best can contribute.

You’ll also be developing your own ideas. You’ll be paired up with a Hollywood screenwriter who will assist you in telling the story that you’ve been thinking about for years. You’ll also be matched with two mentors and an editor.

By the time this program ends you’ll have numerous industry contacts. You’ll be on your way to a bright and shinning future in the film industry.

Like we said before, life is temporary. Film is forever.

To APPLY for our Salt Lake City Film School, click here.

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

Salt Lake City is the state capital and largest city of the state of Utah, hosting a greater metro population of over a million people and listed as the 31st largest DMA in the nation. Besides being home to numerous television stations and production companies, this area enjoys one of the most diverse natural settings in the nation.  Breathtaking mountains, high deserts, rock formations, the amazing Bonneville Salt Flats, and of course the Great Salt Lake, are all within driving distance–making for an amazing amount of backdrops for filmmaking locations.

Many major movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed in and around Salt Lake City on a regular basis.  IMDB lists over 400 such productions that have done filming in the area, including the films A Life Less Ordinary, The World’s Fastest Indian, The Sandlot, Dumb & Dumber, Con Air, and 127 Hours, just to name a few. Salt Lake City is no stranger to television production, either.  The immensely popular High School Filmal television movies were shot here, as well as TV series Big Love and Everwood.

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Salt Lake City

The large amount of production activity taking place regularly Salt Lake City makes it a great connection point for filmmaking professionals and film students.  Whether your interest in film is in directing, producing, editing, lighting, cinematography or special effects, you’ll find plenty of opportunity in Salt Lake City, as an alternative to relocating to L.A. or New York.

FILM CONNECTION’s distinct advantage over other film schools is its mentor-extern approach, in which you are paired with a working film or television professional who gives you one-on-one instruction on real film and video shoots. As you learn by hands-on experience, you’ll make powerful industry connections that can lead to future employment. In this industry, it isn’t just what you know, but who you know, and we can get you connected in ways other film schools can’t. Enroll in Salt Lake City FILM CONNECTION today, and let us get you started now!

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Hours: M-F 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Film Connection

825 North 300 West, Suite W311
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

(801) 441-2231 GET STARTED

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

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