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

The Film Connection alternative film school in Waco, Texas is the next step for any aspiring film professional.

Are you obsessed with film? Do you have a strong desire to succeed? Well, the Film Connection can help you fulfill both. The Film Connection runs on an apprentice/mentor basis. We pair you with currently working industry pros who can help you create the career you want.

After you finish our course you’ll have a finished screenplay, two different fully polished scenes, and a trailer. You’ll also have numerous industry contacts as well as real-world on-location experience.

Traditional film schools are expensive and they don’t give you the skills or experience that you’ll need to work in the film industry. Film Connection does. End of story.

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

Located in south-central Texas, the towns of Waco, Temple, and Bryan host a combined total population of over 240,000 people, and their respective metro areas have even more than that. This area is home to several major colleges, including Baylor University and Texas A&M. Entertainment personalities with ties to this area include alternative band Flyleaf, rock legend Ted Nugent, country legend Willie Nelson, and actors Steve Martin, Rip Torn, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The Waco-Temple-Bryan area benefits from the generous state incentives offered to attract filmmakers to the region, as well as close proximity to major cities like Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Whether your interest in filmmaking is directing, producing, camera work, lighting, or special effects, the Waco-Temple-Bryan area holds plenty of opportunities for you.

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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 Waco

Among the many major movies, commercials, TV shows, and documentaries that are filmed all over Texas, a number of these have been shot in the Waco-Temple-Bryan area. Some of the movies filmed here and in surrounding areas include Flesh and Bone, The Stars Fell on Henrietta, Graduation Day, Where the Heart Is, the upcoming movie The Tree of Life, and the Ben Stein documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, to name a few.

Our Waco Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

When you enroll in our Waco-Temple-Bryan area film school alternative, you’ll gain the benefit of the many professional connections and relationships we’ve forged over the years, giving you an advantage typical film schools can’t give you. As you work on real film and video shoots with your personal instructor (a working film or television professional), you’ll make powerful industry connections of your own that can lead to future work. Enroll today, and find out why many of our graduates get hired! Let us get you on the path toward your dreams today.

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

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