Columbus Film School by Film Connection
Your Columbus Film School Alternative
More than a film school? You bet! Columbus Film Connection is a film program that partners you up with local filmmaking professionals to provide a hands-on education. We’ve got two tracks that hook you up with your own personal mentors. The first is our 6-month behind the scenes program for those who want to learn a precise aspect of filmmaking like screenwriting, cinematography, or editing. If you want to be a director, check out our 8-month directors program. With the assistance of mentors, both local and in Los Angeles, you’ll write, direct, and edit your own scenes or trailer. Then, during the final week of the program, you’ll get a pitch meeting with an industry executive in person when we fly you out to L.A! No other film program offers this opportunity at these prices.
Columbus is the state capital of Ohio, anchoring a metro area of over a million people in the center of the state. Besides being home to several production companies, Columbus benefits from being in driving distance to major cities like Cincinnati, Cleveland and Chicago, as well as natural scenery like Lake Erie to the north and the Appalachian Mountains to the east and south. Additionally, Ohio entices plenty of filmmakers to this area with a generous tax incentive package. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, plenty of opportunities await you here in Columbus, as an alternative to relocating to the craziness of New York or L.A.
IMDB currently lists over 200 movies, TV shows, documentaries and specials that have been filmed all over Columbus and surrounding areas. Some of these films include Air Force One, Traffic, Little Man Tate, Mischief, Noises Off, and the 2007 documentary Slacker Uprising, to name a few. Additionally, television shows such as WWF Raw and Trauma: Life in the ER have done filming here.
The secret to FILM CONNECTION's success is our mentor-apprentice approach, in which we pair you with a working professional in Columbus who serves as your personal instructor. As you gain hands-on training on real film and video shoots, you'll also make lots of industry connections that can lead to future employment. The fruit of our revolutionary system is in our graduates; over 70 percent of them get hired in the industry, many times before they even finish our program. You owe it to yourself to see what FILM CONNECTION of Columbus can do for you!