The Washington Film Connection

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Your Washington Film School Alternative

With the Washington Film Connection, your path to Hollywood begins in the Great State of Washington!  We’re the only film school that trains you exclusively on-the-job and on the set by placing you in a real film production company as an apprentice (extern).  Rather than waste time in college or trade school classrooms, you’ll be learning the ropes hands-on by working alongside an experienced film professional who serves as your personal mentor.  Whether you want to learn film editing, cinematography, screenwriting or directing, most people in this industry agree that the best way to do it is by getting involved in real film productions.  That’s exactly where we put you, from day one.

Many people think you have to move to Los Angeles to connect to the film industry.  If you do that, you might succeed, but you’ll have to compete with all the other people who also just moved there!  The truth is, there are plenty of ways to get started in film right here in the state of Washington. 

Need proof?  Take a look at this partial list of major films and TV productions that have been filmed on location here in Washington:

  • War Games (1983)
  • Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
  • Benny & Joon (1993)
  • 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
  • Red Dawn (2012)
  • Vision Quest (1985)
  • The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (TV Series, 2005-present)
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
  • Dead Like Me (TV Series, 2003-2004)

Between the many major productions that come into the state to film on location and the numerous independent and local productions happening on an ongoing basis, you can see that there are plenty of opportunities right here in Washington to plug into the film industry—IF you are in the right place at the right time.  Here’s a hint: those opportunities NEVER HAPPEN in film school classrooms—they only happen when you’re on the set or on-the-job when the call comes in.   That’s the advantage of the Washington Film Connection.  We don’t keep you in a classroom until you graduate, then send you out to find your way.  We put you in the heart of the action from your very first day, and that’s where we train you UNTIL you graduate!

Our film training program is different than any you’ve ever looked at, because we’re the only school that trains you one-on-one in the real world of film.  We pair you with a mentor who specializes in your field of interest (e.g., screenwriting, editing, cinematography, producing, directing), and your structured curriculum is tailored to those particular needs.  You attend class in the studio or on the set, and because you’re the only student in class, you have your mentor’s undivided attention.  This allows you to gain real work experience and to make important connections you’d never make in a film school classroom.  (And don’t be fooled—experience and connections mean much more in this business than ANY degree or diploma.)

Is your dream to break into Hollywood to make your own films? We’ve got you covered there, too: your mentor will guide you through the process of developing your own film idea, and when you’re ready, we’ll arrange a meeting in Los Angeles for you to PITCH YOUR FILM to real industry executives!  (Like we said earlier—your path to Hollywood begins in Washington!)

How much does this cost?  Well, that’s one of the best things about our program.  With other schools and their ridiculously high tuition rates, you’re almost guaranteed to graduate with crushing amounts of debt.  Not with us: our rates are consistently 75% LOWER than the competition, so you can graduate with little or no debt, and go on to launch your film career.

Ask any film professional, and they’ll tell you that real experience and connections are more important to breaking into this business than any amount of time sitting in a classroom.  With the Washington Film Connection, you get to skip the classroom part and learn the ropes from inside the industry itself!  If you’re serious about a film career, you know this is the way to get there!  APPLY FOR FREE TODAY, and let us get you started. 

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