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UTAH FILM SCHOOL by Film Connection

Your Utah Film School Alternative

You won’t find another film school in Utah that can put you in the heart of the action the way we can.  The Utah Film Connection specializes in helping up-and-coming filmmakers get plugged into the film industry, by placing you as a working apprentice (extern) in a real film production company.  Unlike other film schools, with our unique program, you won’t spend a single day in a college or trade school classroom.  Instead, you’ll be “up close and personal,” learning one-on-one from a real film professional in private sessions, learning on-the-job and on the set, and making valuable industry connections that can have a huge impact on your future in film—all while the other film students are sitting in their classrooms or working on student projects that will never see the light of day.

Whether you want to work in cinematography, screenwriting, film editing, producing or directing, your path to Hollywood begins right here in Utah—and you don’t even have to leave the state to get started, because we can plug you in to a film production company near where you live!

If you think there are no film opportunities in Utah, think again.  Due to Utah’s unique scenery and generous incentives from the state, many major motion pictures have come on location to film.

Here’s a partial list of the many films that have been shot here in Utah:

  • Con Air (1997)
  • Thelma & Louise (1991)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  • Dumb and Dumber (1994)
  • The Sandlot (1993)
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1967)
  • 127 Hours (2010)
  • The Lone Ranger (2013)
  • A Million Ways to Die In the West (2014)
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
  • Need for Speed (2014)

This partial list doesn’t even speak to the multitude of opportunities to get connected on the local level, nor of the presence of Sundance Institute and the world-renowned Sundance Film Festival that brings hundreds of A-listers into Utah every year!  You can definietly get connected to the film industry in Utah—but you CAN’T do it sitting in those classrooms.  You have to be where the action is.  And that’s where the Utah Film Connection comes in.

From the very first day of your schooling, you’ll be learning one-on-one from your mentor in a real production facility.  If you have a particular area of interest in film, like screenwriting, cinematography, directing, etc., we’ll pair you with a film professional who specializes in that field.  You’ll follow a course curriculum, and you’ll even have homework, but the real value of our film school comes from the hours of hands-on work experience you receive, and the many connections you can make along the way.  By the time you graduate, you’ll not only have a solid foundation in film, but you’ll already be an industry insider!  And if your dream is to make your own movies in Hollywood, buckle your seat belt.  Your mentor will take you through the steps of developing your own film idea, and when you’re ready, we’ll arrange a meeting for you with actual HOLLYWOOD EXECUTIVES to pitch your film in Los Angeles!  (Like we said—your path to Hollywood starts in Utah!)

One thing you DON’T want to do is get buried in student debt, because that can kill your dream before it ever gets off the ground.  That won’t happen with the Utah Film Connection.  While other film schools charge crazy tuition rates for their classroom programs, our on-the-job training costs about 75% LESS!  That way, you can focus on your career and not on paying off your debt.

Our film school is endorsed by some of the top people in the film business, many of whom actually teach for us.  And why not?  We’re known throughout the business as the school that connects you to the industry!  Apprenticeships are available now.  If you’re serious about a career in film, APPLY NOW FOR FREE.  You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. 

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