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

Why move away to a large city with an overpriced film program that gets nothing for your money when you’ve got an amazing film school right here in Springfield? Most importantly, Springfield Film Connection will not only give you a world-class film education, but experience working on projects and hard-to-get industry contacts.

Traditional film schools are the biggest waste of money in the film biz. We’ve streamlined the process by bringing in local filmmakers to mentor our students and help get their foot in the door. You can select our 6-month film behind the scenes track that partners you with local industry pros or be a big shot and try our 8-month directors track. Our directors track has your local mentors guiding you through the writing, shooting, and editing process. Additonally, every student goes in with a dream mentor, an industry veteran located in Los Angeles. Get ready to pitch your project because we’ll be flying you out to L.A. during the last week of your studies to have your own Hollywood pitch meeting. Other film schools wish they could deliver this kind of access to its students.

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

Located in southern Massachusetts, the city of Springfield hosts a population of about 155,000 people. Besides its rich colonial history, Springfield also is credited as the birthplace of the game of basketball in 1891. Several entertainment industry pros hail from this area, including director Terrence Winkless and actors Kurt Russell, Eleanor Powell and Maura West. Springfield is surrounded with natural beauty and is in driving distance to several major cities including Boston and New York, making it a good central hub for location filming.

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Additionally, Massachusetts benefits from a very generous tax incentive package for filmmakers, including 25 percent tax rebates and 100% sales-tax exemption on expenses. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Springfield is an excellent alternative spot to learn if you prefer to avoid the craziness of places like New York or L.A. Motion pictures, television shows, documentaries and commercials are filmed throughout the regions in and around Springfield, Massachusetts. Some of the movies filmed in the area include: Before and After, Slingshot, Bristol Boys, Sway, The Fighter and The Joneses, just to name a few.

Our Springfield MA Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

FILM CONNECTION Film School of Springfield, Massachusetts offers an inexpensive, six month course that will hook you up with a working film or television professional, serving as your personal instructor. You will get hands-on, one-on-one training on real film or video shoots while making vital industry connections for your future career. In fact, many FILM CONNECTION graduates get hired before or shortly after graduation. If you’re serious about a career in this industry, there’s no film school that can connect you better than FILM CONNECTION.

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