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Ottumwa, Iowa
The Ottumwa, Iowa Film Connection Film School
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OTTUMWA FILM SCHOOL

Your Ottumwa Film School Alternative

The rumors are true, there’s a film school in Ottumwa. And not just any old film school. The coolest most inventive way to get hands on experience working with industry pros. A program like no other. Eight months of a film intensive that leaves you with unbelievable connections and know how. We get you to the finish line faster and more affordable than anyone else. Film Connection. The alternative. The solution.

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Located in southeast Iowa not far from the Missouri and Illinois state lines, Ottumwa, Iowa is a small town with a population of around 25,000 people.  Despite its small size, this area sees plenty of media attention; thanks to the famed Iowa Caucuses, Ottumwa receives regular visits from presidential candidates during election years. Additionally, numerous major cities are conveniently within driving range of Ottumwa, including Des Moines, St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago–making it a good centralized hub for location filmmaking. If you desire a career as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, but would rather not relocate to the craziness of L.A., Ottumwa can be a surprisingly pleasant alternative.   

Numerous films have been shot in Ottumwa and the surrounding regions, including The Bag Man, Through the Night, Legend Has It, The Crazies, The Bridges of Madison County and Twister, just to name a few. 

FILM CONNECTION Film School of Ottumwa offers an inexpensive, six month course that will pair you with a working film or television professional who serves as your personal instructor. While you gain real-life experience on film and video shoots, you'll also make vital industry contacts that can lead to permanent employment. In fact, over 70% of FILM CONNECTION graduates get hired before or shortly after graduation. Make no mistake, no one in Ottumwa can help you make these connections better than FILM CONNECTION.  Check us out!

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