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

What separates the Film Connection from ordinary schools, colleges, and trade schools is the amount of access to working professionals our externs get. With Film Connection, you’ll get one-on-one instruction from people who are actively working in the industry right in the D.C. area.

We offer programs that are six to nine months long and cost just a fraction of what most “name” schools charge for tuition. But it goes beyond just the time and money you’ll save; our unique mentored externship approach is the secret of our success. At our Washington D.C. Film School, we don’t stick students in a classroom with a bunch of other students; instead, we place them with a seasoned film professional in a real film production company as an extern.

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

Our program not only offers students an immersive experience at an affordable price—it also gives them access to some of the best mentors in the business who have years of experience in both Hollywood and independent films alike. Plus, many graduates have gone on to work on major motion pictures or television shows after completing our program due to their strong relationships with their mentors!

This mentor will teach them all aspects of the film industry, from scriptwriting and editing to directing and producing to working on set or post-production film mixing and mastering. Our film courses Washingon D.C. also cover valuable business skills such as marketing, budgeting, scheduling, contract negotiation, and more. This immersive experience gives students the opportunity to make valuable industry contacts while they develop their skills in a real-world setting under the guidance of an experienced mentor.

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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 Washington DC

Our Film School in Washington D.C. is an ideal area for aspiring filmmakers, with a variety of unique locations and scenery. And best of all, you don’t have to move away from home to attend our cinematography school in Washington D.C. – or even leave your house – to get a great education in filmmaking! Read on to find out more about what our program has to offer.

We understand that life often gets in the way when it comes to making your dreams come true—but we don’t want that fact alone to stop anyone from pursuing their dreams! That’s why we offer remote learning options so that everyone can take part in our programs, no matter where you may be located geographically or what your individual circumstances may be like at any given time. While being on the set is certainly the most immersive experience available through our program, virtual learners can still receive one-on-one with an experienced mentor and feedback on their projects just as they would if they were attending classes in person!

Our Washington DC Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

When it comes time for you to pursue your dreams of becoming a filmmaker, turn towards the Film Connection Film School in Washington D.C., where we have all you need for success. From amazing locations for filming scenes outdoors, to industry-standard equipment, as well as virtual learning opportunities for those who cannot commit full-time but still wish to learn how to make films!

No matter what your background is, or which resources are available at your disposal, anyone can benefit from what we have on offer. So go ahead – take that first step towards making your dream into a reality today!

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

1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW #400
Washington, DC 20004

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2414 Douglas Street NE Ste 202
Washington, DC 20018

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Success stories

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


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