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Your Mississippi Film School Alternative

The Mississippi Film Connection is by far the best film school in the state, giving you opportunities no other film school can offer. How? By keeping you out of the classroom completely!  That’s right—every day you spend in our program is spent on-the-job in a real film production company as a working apprentice (extern), learning the ropes one-on-one from an actual film industry pro.  This not only gives you valuable work experience toward your film career, but it also puts you in contact with lots of film professionals—and as you probably know already, connections are KEY to a successful career in film.

Whether your dream is to be a film editor, screenwriter, cinematographer, producer or director, our one-of-a-kind training program can help you get there.  Whether you want to be in business for yourself in the Mississippi film industry, or whether you want to go all the way to Hollywood, the Mississippi Film Connection is the place to start!

If you think you have to move to Hollywood to get started in film, think again.  There are a surprising number of major films being made on a regular basis right here in Mississippi. 

Take a look at this partial list of examples:

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
  • The People v. Larry Flynt (1996)
  • Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
  • My Dog Skip (2000)
  • Heart of Dixie (1989)
  • Crossroads (1986)
  • Raintree County (1957)
  • Showboat (1951)
  • Mississippi Burning (1988)
  • The Help (2011)
  • Walk the Line (2005)
  • Noah (2014)
  • A Time To Kill (1996)

As you can see, major film productions come regularly to our doorstsep to shoot on location, and have been doing so for a long time.  This represents just a portion of the real-world film opportunities available in Mississippi.  But here’s the thing: you can’t connect to the industry, in L.A. or in Mississippi, by sitting in a college classroom.  You have to be where the action is happening.  That’s exactly where the Mississippi Film Connection places you, by getting you in the door of a real production company as an apprentice (extern).

With our film training program, you’ll work through curriculum, and you’ll even have homework—but you won’t spend a single day in a classroom.  Instead, your mentor will work with you one-on-one as you go to class on-the-job, giving you personalized attention and helping to train you in your particular area of interest (cinematography, directing, producing, editing, and so on).  And if you do want to break into the Hollywood film scene, we can arrange that, too.  Your film mentor will take you through the steps of developing your own film idea from concept to completion—and when you’re ready to graduate, we’ll set up a meeting in Los Angeles for you to pitch your film in front of actual film industry executives!  (They don’t call us the “Film Connection” for nothing.)

Worried about the cost?  You shouldn’t be.  While other film schools charge so much tuition that you’re basically forced into crushing debt, we offer these remarkable training opportunities for up to 75% LESS than the competition!  Why? Simple: we know debt can kill your film career, and we want to help launch you, not cripple you with debt.

Don’t be a college student in a classroom: be an apprentice (extern) in a real film production company, and get connected to the film industry by learning the ropes from INSIDE it.  The Mississippi Film Connection is the only film school in the state that can actually connect you to the industry where you want to forge a career.  Ready to get started? Then APPLY NOW, FOR FREE.

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