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

Do you have a brilliant idea for a movie? Do just need a little bit of help getting your idea polished? Film Connection Film School in Spokane, Washington has everything you need.

The Film Connection pairs you with industry professionals who are currently working in the genre you want to work in. They help you through every step of the creative process.

We will team you up with a Hollywood screenwriter who will help you form your idea into a feature-length screenplay. We will also introduce you to an editor, who will help you assemble the footage that you shoot, and two mentors to guide you through the creative process.

By the time you’re done with our program, you’ll have a finished screenplay, two fully produced scenes, and a trailer for your feature film. And the best part? The last step of our program is that you’ll sit down with a real studio exec and pitch him your movie.

Pretty astounding, right? Yeah. Pretty astounding.

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

Located in eastern Washington not far from the Idaho border, Spokane is home to around 208,000 people, anchoring a metro area of nearly three times that population. Entertainment professionals and celebrities with ties to this area include comedienne Julia Sweeney, crooner/actor Bing Crosby, and actors Craig T. Nelson, Hilary Swank, and Dyan Cannon. Spokane not only offers urban backdrops for location filming but is also within driving distance of a number of natural features including mountains, lakes, forests, and rivers. Spokane also benefits from generous incentives offered by the state of Washington for filmmakers, including rebates of up to 30 percent for expenditures.

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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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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Spokane

Major movies, commercials, TV shows, and documentaries are filmed throughout Washington state on a regular basis, including in and around Spokane. Some of the movies that have done location filming here include The Joneses, Benny & Joon, Knockaround Guys, Smoke Signals, Vision Quest, and Lonely Hearts, just to name a few. Whether your interest is in film producing, film directing, post-production, lighting, or otherwise, Spokane offers more opportunities than you might think–and FILM CONNECTION can get you close to the action in ways other film schools can’t.

Our Spokane Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

The secret to FILM CONNECTION’s success is our mentor-extern approach. During our inexpensive, 6-month course, you’ll be paired with a working film or television professional who serves as your personal instructor and mentor. You’ll gain valuable hands-on experience while making important industry connections. Enroll in Spokane FILM CONNECTION today, and discover why many of our graduates find permanent jobs in the industry.

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

Real world film education by filmmakers for filmmakers, optimized for today!


Success stories

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


Please take the time to read the experiences of one of our own, Korey Hehn of Pineville, OR…


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