The Idaho Film Connection

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IDAHO FILM SCHOOL by Film Connection

Your Idaho Film School Alternative

The Film Connection in Idaho is not only the best film school in the state, but it offers you opportunities that no other film school can provide. With our unique mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, you will not spend a single day in a college or trade school classroom. Instead, you’ll be placed in a real film production company as an apprentice (extern), learning one-on-one from a seasoned film professional as you participate in real productions. This gives you the chance to connect to the industry directly while you learn, giving you a solid advantage over other film school graduates when job openings arise.

Whether you want to train to become a film editor, cinematographer or screenwriter, or whether your ambition is to pitch your own film to Hollywood, the Idaho Film Connection is the place to start!

Do you doubt? Do you think there are no film opportunities in Idaho? We beg to differ. Idaho’s natural beauty has been drawing filmmakers for years.

Just look at this partial list of major motion pictures that have done location shooting in Idaho:

  • Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
  • Dante’s Peak (1997)
  • Smoke Signals (1998)
  • Bus Stop (1956)
  • How To Marry a Millionaire (1953)
  • Soda Springs (2012)

There’s also an active independent film scene in Idaho, with the noteworthy Sun Valley Film Festival drawing hundreds of filmmakers from around the world each year. Suffice it to you don’t have to wait until you get to Hollywood to start making industry connections—there are plenty to be made here in Idaho. And the Idaho Film Connection can get you into the heart of the action where other film schools can’t.

How do we do it? Simple: we’ve structured our training program to take place entirely on-the-job. You’re placed as a working film apprentice (extern) under a working film professional who serves as your personal mentor. You follow a structured curriculum, supplemented by lots of actual work experience, and you get to connect with industry people you’d never meet in a classroom. Whatever your field of interest in film (editing, cinematography, screenwriting, etc.), you’ll be paired with an industry pro who specializes in that field. And if your dream is to break into Hollywood as a filmmaker, your curriculum will be geared around helping you develop your own film idea—and when you graduate, the Film Connection will arrange for you to pitch that film in Hollywood to actual film executives!

What does all this cost? You’ll be shocked. For all this personalized instruction and direct connection to the industry, it costs about 75% LESS than other film schools charge! We strive to keep our costs low because we know that student debt can crush your dreams of being a filmmaker—and our goal is to get you started in film, not bury you with debt.
If you’re ready to launch a career in film, you don’t have to move to Los Angeles and try to go it alone: you can start right here in Idaho. The Idaho Film Connection is here to help you pursue your dreams. APPLY NOW FOR FREE, and see what we can do for you!

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The Film Connection is where it all starts. We help make your dreams happen.
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