The Oregon Film Connection is your gateway to the film industry, whether you want to be a cinematographer, film producer, film editor, screenwriter or director.  We are the best film school in the state for one simple reason: we keep you out of the classroom and put you in the heart of the action.  With our one-of-a-kind training program, you’ll be placed as a working extern inside a real film production company, and you’ll be taught and mentored one-on-one by a real film industry professional.  While the other film students are wasting time in the film school classrooms, you’ll be on-the-job and on the set, gaining valuable work experience and making lots of industry connections that can further your career.

Whether you want to forge a career in the Oregon film scene, or whether you want to break into Hollywood to make your own films, the Oregon Film Connection is your path to get there.  The best part is that you don’t have to start in Hollywood, because we can connect you to the film industry right near where you live!

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  • The Goonies (1985)
  • Twilight (2008)
  • Into the Wild (2007)
  • Animal House (1978)
  • He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)
  • Free Willy (1993)
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995)
  • Stand By Me (1986)
  • The Road (2009)
  • Portlandia (TV series, 2011-present)
  • Leverage (TV series, 2008-2012)
  • Grimm (TV series, 2011-present)

This partial list doesn’t even address the ongoing need for talent on local productions, or the thriving independent film scene with numerous acclaimed film festivals held throughout the state each year. As you can see, the many major productions that come to Oregon provide plenty of opportunities to connect—IF you have a way to get in the door.  The Oregon Film Connection can help you take advantage of those opportunities where other film schools can’t.

Our unique approach to film school guarantees that you won’t spend a single day of your training in a classroom.  Instead, you will attend class in the production company or on the set of real productions under the one-on-one tutelage of your mentor.  Whatever your particular interest in film—whether screenwriting, editing, cinematography, etc.—we can pair you with a mentor who specializes in that field, and who can tailor the curriculum to your needs.  Perhaps you’ve got big ideas about breaking into Hollywood to make your own films; if so, we offer an opportunity no other film school on the planet can offer you.  Your mentor will guide you step-by-step as you develop your own film idea, and then we’ll arrange for you to pitch your film in Los Angeles to actual film executives!

Of course, all this opportunity is meaningless if the cost of your education buries you in debt; that’s the worst way to start a film career.  That’s why we work to keep your tuition as low as possible.  How low?  Try 75% LOWER than the tuition charged by most film schools!  That way, you can work on actually launching your career instead of putting off your dreams to pay your debts.

The secret to breaking into film is simple: get where the action is happening, gain experience, and get connected.  The Oregon Film Connection is the only film school that gives you the chance to do these things while you are still learning the ropes.  If you’re serious about launching a film career, APPLY TODAY FOR FREE so we can get you started!



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