Get Hands-On Mentorship at our New Mexico Film Production School. Learn from Industry Insiders.

If you’re serious about breaking into the film industry, The New Mexico Film Connection is the smartest choice you can make. We are hands-down the best film school in the state because we put you in the heart of the action from your very first day of training. Unlike other film schools that stick you in a crowded campus classroom, we place you as a working extern inside a real film production company, where all your classes occur on-the-job and on the set with an actual film professional. You’ll get a firsthand look at how the business really works; you’ll gain valuable work experience on real film productions; and you’ll connect with and build a rapport with lots of industry professionals you’d never meet sitting in that classroom. Whether you want to be a cinematographer, film editor or screenwriter, or whether you want to go all the way to Hollywood to direct your own films, the New Mexico Film Connection is the place to start!

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IF YOU THINK YOU CAN’T CONNECT TO THE FILM INDUSTRY IN NEW MEXICO, THINK AGAIN. Due to the state’s remarkable scenery and generous tax incentives, major film and television productions shoot on location in New Mexico on a regular basis! Here are just a few examples:

The Lone Ranger (2013), No Country for Old Men (2007), Transformers (2007), Independence Day (1996)
3:10 to Yuma (2007), Traffic (2000), Natural Born Killers (1994), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), True Grit (2010), 2 Guns (2013), Thor (2011), Transcendence (2014), and Breaking Bad (TV series, 2008-2013).

Convinced yet? Between these major productions, a thriving independent film scene and the ongoing need for local film production, New Mexico affords a surprising number of opportunities to get involved with the film industry. You just need a way to get your foot in the door. But you won’t find that opportunity in any film school classroom—you will only find it by getting into real production facilities. This is exactly where the New Mexico Film Connection puts you.

Explore our Innovative Film Programs and Courses in New Mexico. Get on a Streamlined Path to the Film Industry.

With our training program, we guarantee that you won’t spend a single day in a classroom. You’ll follow a structured curriculum (including homework), but your class time will be spent working as an extern in a real film production company, under the one-on-one instruction of your mentor. As you learn the ropes on real productions, you’ll also form valuable relationships within the film industry, giving you the advantage over other film school students when job openings occur. We’ll pair you with a mentor who specializes in the area of filmmaking that interests you most (e.g., cinematography, film editing, post production, screenwriting, directing), so you’ll get an insider’s look at the process.

The last thing you need when launching a new film career is a mountain of student debt. So while the other film schools charge an arm and a leg worth of tuition, we work to keep your costs remarkably low—as much as 75% LOWER than our competitors’ rates! This way, you’re free to focus on your film career, not on how you’re going to pay your debt.

If you really want a career in film, don’t waste your time sitting in a classroom—get yourself where the action is happening. If you’re ready to get started, the New Mexico Film Connection is here to help! APPLY FOR FREE TODAY and find out more!



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