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

If you live in San Antonio and dream of becoming a director or filmmaker you might be asking yourself whether you need to move in order to become a successful director. The short answer is no. You can learn to become a director right there in San Antonio as well or better than anywhere else in the country.

Here’s why.

The number one way to become a director is to start directing. It follows that the best place to learn to become a director is the place where you can do the most directing. Forget theory, forget rules, forget traditional concepts of education, just start making films and learn how to tell a story in pictures.

Get Real World Film Production Experience in San Antonio

With access to equipment and the mentoring expertise of Rogelio you will be directing your own films from virtually the get-go. Guess what? Your first films are most likely going to be terrible. Sorry for letting the wind out of your sails but bad first films are to be expected, even at those super expensive film schools. Where the San Antonio Film Connection for film directing excels is that you’re able over your first efforts, scene by scene, frame by frame with a true professional who’s there offering suggestions, tricks of the trade, who critiques to you on a one-on-one personal basis. Your learning curve to becoming a director has just accelerated greatly. It’s not rocket science, the more films you direct, the better you will become at directing and the San Antonio Film Connection can provide you with access to the gear, studio space, and the instruction you need to make as many movies as you can.

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Adam Weber

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Daniel Lir

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Alejandra Huerta

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Daniela Larsen

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

Ever heard that film schools are an expensive waste of time and money? That might be true for conventional film school but the San Antonio Film Connection film school alternative is anything but normal. It’s not a regular film school. It’s more than that. It’s a gateway. The Film Connection pairs you up with mentors who are currently doing exactly what you want to be doing. Do you wanna be a writer/director? Do you wanna be an editor? Or a Producer? Or a camera operator? Well, the Film Connection has all of the connections to make that happen.

You’ll walk away from our program with connections in every area of the industry. You’ll be taken on-location, to assist with shooting, and you’ll bee shooting the ideas that you’ve been thinking about forever.

The Film Connection will pair you with a screenwriter, editor, and two different mentors to help guide you.

By the end of the program you’ll be well on you way to a career in the film industry.

To APPLY for our San Antonio film school alternative, click here.

Nearby locations

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

21750 Hardy Oak Blvd Ste 102
San Antonio, TX 78258

(210) 970-7370 GET STARTED
Film Connection

906 West Oak Estates
San Antonio, Texas 78260

(210) 756-3515 GET STARTED
Film Connection

4700 Timco West Street 118
San Antonio, TX 78238

(210) 361-5024 GET STARTED

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

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