Get Hands-On Mentorship at our Colorado Film Production School. Learn from Industry Insiders.

The Film Connection in Colorado offers opportunities that no other film school can offer. How? By putting you in the heart of the action, in a real production facility for one-on-one training with a working film professional. This not only gives you the chance to learn filmmaking “on the ground” instead of in a stale classroom—it also gives you the chance to make lots of important connections which are crucial to having a career in film. Whether you want to work in film as an editor, cinematographer or screenwriter, or whether you want to go all the way to Hollywood to pitch your own film, Colorado is the place to start!

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  • War Games (1983)
  • The Prestige (2006)
  • The Shining (1980)
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • Thelma & Louise (1991)
  • Independence Day (1996)
  • The Lone Ranger (2013)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

That list doesn’t even cover the numerous television shows that have shot footage in Colorado, from Keeping Up with the Kardashians to The Amazing Race to The Bold & the Beautiful. Nor does it speak to the thriving independent film community, with numerous film festivals throughout the state, in Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Aspen, Vail, Durango and other places. There are plenty of opportunities to break into the film industry in Colorado, and the Film Connection has the resources and connections you need in order to make it.

Explore our Innovative Film Programs and Courses in Colorado. Get on a Streamlined Path to the Film Industry.

Our film training program looks different than any you’ve ever looked at, because unlike the others, we don’t allow you to spend one day in a college or trade school classroom. Instead, from the first day to the last, you are working on-the-job as an extern, with private tutoring from a qualified mentor who has years of experience working in film. You’ll work through a structured curriculum, and you’ll have homework—but even more importantly, you’ll gain valuable experience working on real film projects. And if your goal is to become a professional film director, our mentors will guide you step by step through the process of developing a film idea, followed by a trip to Hollywood to pitch it to actual film executives.

How much do you think a training program like this should cost? Well, that’s the best part: we keep our costs remarkably low in order to keep you out of student debt. Our tuition rates are roughly 75% lower than most film schools that don’t even offer you a connection to the film industry—and for that low tuition, we’re training you from INSIDE the industry itself!

From writing the script to casting, from budgets to production design, from pre-production to post-production, you’ll learn only from the best at the Colorado Film Connection. We’ll pair you with a mentor who makes a living doing what you want to do, and he/she will show you one-on-one how to do it. Are you ready to start your film career? If so, we’re here to help.



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