Dayton, Ohio
The Dayton, Ohio Film Connection Film School

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Your Dayton Film School Alternative

There’s a film school right here in Dayton! We’re Dayton Film Connection, the only program that gives you a chance to work next to local filmmakers during your education. If you select our 6-month behind-the-scenes track, get ready to work with mentors in your concentration who will meet with you in their studios and production houses. You will not only gain real-world experience, but connect with industry players. Our 8-month directors program partners you with not just localized mentors but other mentors working in the Los Angeles film industry. We’ll fly you out to L.A. to pitch your idea before an industry decision-maker for your program’s big finale. Antiquated film schools can only hope to offer this kind of professional connection to its students.

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Located in southwest Ohio just north of Cincinnati along I-75, the city of Dayton is home to over 150,000 people. Known as the "Birthplace of aviation" (the Wright Brothers were from this area), aerospace remains a key part of Dayton's economy, mainly centered around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. This area is no stranger to the entertainment industry, either; a number of entertainment pros have hailed from Dayton, including film producer Mel Epstein, actors Martin Sheen, Jonathan Winters and Chad and Rob Lowe, and Veggie Tales creator Mike Nawrocki. Additionally, Dayton benefits from Ohio's generous tax incentives for filmmakers, which draw plenty of productions to the area. If you are looking for a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, you'll find a surprising amount of opportunity to learn in the Dayton area, as opposed to relocating elsewhere–and FILM CONNECTION can help you connect with those opportunities.   

Major movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed in Dayton and surrounding areas on a regular basis. Some of the movies that have done location shooting in Dayton and vicinity include: Street Dreams, Immortally Yours, The Dream Catcher, The Manson Family, Rain Man, It Takes Two, Eight Men Out, and the classic Harper Valley P.T.A., just to name a few. 

With numerous professional connections and relationships we've forged over the years, FILM CONNECTION is in a unique position to help you jumpstart your career in the film and TV industry. Our original, hands-on, one-on-one, on-the-job method of teaching (the mentor/apprentice approach), equips you with the skills you need while helping you make valuable industry contacts.  Come find out why over 70% of FILM CONNECTION graduates go on to have a career in film and TV, often being hired before they finish their FILM CONNECTION course. Enroll in our Dayton Film School today, and let us get you started!

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