Do [you] need to go to film school?

Does one NEED to go to film school to make it in the industry; do [you] have the same chance to succeed without going to film school? Please tell me everything you know on the subject. I have a school that I am basically guarenteed to, but my family doesn't know if it's worth spending money on doing and... show more Does one NEED to go to film school to make it in the industry; do [you] have the same chance to succeed without going to film school?

Please tell me everything you know on the subject. I have a school that I am basically guarenteed to, but my family doesn't know if it's worth spending money on doing and being in debt forever if I can just make a name for myself for free.
Thank you for your help.
feel free to IM me if it is easier to talk it out.
Thanks.
Update: I'm not going to do internet shows, or anything.
The goal is to be a well known director of FILMS!
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