The Film Industry in Pennsylvania

When it comes to learning the art of filmmaking, most film schools will tell you that their classrooms are the best place to start. However, those who work in the industry will tell you that the best way to truly learn the ins and outs of cinematography, film editing, producing, directing, and screenwriting is by getting on-the-job experience on real film productions. This is exactly where the Film Connection comes in.

Unlike other film schools, we provide you with unmatched opportunities to connect with the industry. Through our special approach, we place you as an extern inside a real film production company for one-on-one, hands-on training with a seasoned professional. This is where you’ll gain the valuable work experience you need to stand out in the competitive film industry. And the best part? Our program is a fraction of the cost of most film schools. You can make valuable connections while you’re still studying. If you’re serious about a career in filmmaking, the Film Connection can help you get the experience and knowledge you need to succeed.

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Why Leave When You Can Get A World-Class Education in Pennsylvania?

Are you interested in launching a career in the film industry? You might think that you need to move to Los Angeles or another major film hub to get started, but that’s not the case! If you’re based in Pennsylvania, you have plenty of opportunities to connect with the industry right here at home. We’ll connect you with experienced film professionals in your field of interest, from cinematographers to screenwriters to directors and more. You’ll get hands-on experience working on real sets and projects, and you’ll make valuable connections that can help you advance your career.

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are no strangers to the film industry, with several film productions coming to the state on a regular basis. But there’s more to it than just iconic landmarks. If you’re someone who’s looking to get a foothold in the film business, you’ll be pleased to know that Pennsylvania offers plenty of opportunities to do so. And The Film Connection, Pennsylvania’s top film school, is your ultimate guide. With the school’s unique mentor-externship program, you’ll be learning on real film sets and getting closer to the action than ever before. So if you want to take the first step towards a successful career in the film industry, there’s no better place to start than with the Pennsylvania Film Connection.

Get Your Film Made

If your ambition includes breaking into Hollywood to make your own movies, we can help with that, too: your mentor can structure your program around developing your own film idea from concept to completion. And when you’re ready, we’ll arrange for you to PITCH YOUR FILM to real film executives in Los Angeles!

The Film School Alternative
Instead of spending your days in a college or trade school classroom, we place you in a real film production facility, where you can gain hands-on experience in your field of interest. Whether you’re passionate about screenwriting, directing, editing, or cinematography, we’ve got you covered. Say goodbye to boring classroom settings, and hello to a hands-on, one-on-one mentorship that will prepare you for an exciting career in film.

We strongly believe that debt should never stand in your way. That’s why we take great pride in offering film school programs that won’t force you to take on a massive load of debt. With us, you can focus on your training without worrying about how you’re going to pay for it all. Because we don’t have a campus to maintain, we’re able to keep our tuition rates incredibly affordable. And that means you can pursue your dreams without burying yourself in financial stress. With us, you can achieve your goals and stay on track without sacrificing your financial security and future.



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