Lima, Ohio
The Lima, Ohio Film Connection Film School

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Your Lima Film School Alternative

They’ve brainwashed you into thinking that you need to be in L.A. or New York to go to a quality film school. No way! This is Lima Film Connection, a place where you can learn under the watchful eyes of local filmmaking professionals. Want to learn what goes down behind the scenes? Then apply to our 6-month program. We’ll provide mentors and you’ll learn in their production houses and studios. Have you got big time dreams? Then our 8-month directors track will help your dreams become reality. You’ll not only get to collaborate with your local mentors, but additional dream mentors in Los Angeles. To see how sharp your game is, you’ll fly out to L.A. during the last week of your studies to pitch your idea before an industry executive. This is the opportunity that filmmakers in Ohio have been dreaming of for some time!

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Lima, Ohio is located on the west side of the state along Interstate-75, with Toledo and Detroit to the north and Dayton-Cincinnati to the south. Lima is small in comparison to these cities, with a population of around 38,000 people; however, its proximity to these larger metro areas make it a quieter alternative for finding film locations while still remaining close to the action. A number of entertainment professionals have hailed from this area, including actor William Baldwin, comedienne Phyllis Diller, and TV journalist Hugh Downs. Lima also benefits from the generous tax incentives offered by the state of Ohio to attract filmmakers to the area. For those people looking for a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Lima provides more opportunities than you think.   

Movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed throughout Ohio on a regular basis, including in and around the Lima area.  Some of the movies that have been filmed in Lima and surrounding regions of Ohio include Immortally Yours, Sweet Dreams, Tango & Cash, Air Force One, Little Man Tate, and made-for-TV movie Attica, to name a few. 

The secret to FILM CONNECTION's success is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach. During our inexpensive, 6-month course, you'll be paired with a working film or television professional who gives you one-on-one instruction and hands-on training on real film and video shoots, enabling you to make important connections along the way. 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. Enroll today, and find out what Lima FILM CONNECTION can do for your career.

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