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Bowling Green, KY Film School Classroom

Whether in-person or online. Real filmmaking education. Real film industry connections.

Film Connection is:
film education upgraded for the 21st century
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In the Film Connection for Film Production & Editing program, you will study directing, producing and screenwriting as you develop your movie idea with a professional filmmaker. Then, upon meeting the necessary requirements, you will be given the opportunity to fly to Los Angeles or New York and pitch your film idea to an executive who could buy or get your movie made.

Film Production & Editing Details

In the Film Connection for Cinematography program, you will learn the techniques involved in capturing a moving image and will start to develop “the eye of the DP.” The cinematographer is literally the set ‘magician.’ DPs are responsible for the technological wizardry required to get the needed shots and to shape light to achieve the director’s desired artistic effect.

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We provide job placement services.


Other students learn in classrooms...

OUR students learn in:


REAL Radio Stations

REAL Recording Studios

REAL Film Production Companies


Where jobs get filled.

When jobs become available, our students are often the first to know and get hired.

Long story short:

Our way just makes sense.

Our mentors want to hire people like you.

Afterall, if they’ve trained you themselves,
they know what you’re capable of.

See why we call ourselves Film Connection.
To find out exact job placement numbers in your area, give us a call.

We're here to help.

We provide job placement services.

Find Out Why

Other students learn in classrooms...

OUR students learn in the same places where jobs get filled.


REAL Radio Stations

REAL Recording Studios

REAL Film Production Companies

When jobs become available, our students are often the first to know and get hired.

Long story short:

Our way just makes sense.

Our mentors want to hire people like you.

Afterall, if they’ve trained you themselves,
they know what you’re capable of.

See why we call ourselves Film Connection.

To find out exact job placement numbers in your area, give us a call.

(800) 600-6956

We're here to help.

Bowling Green, KY Film School

Film Connection Locations

Our "Near Me" Bowling Green, KY Film School Filmmaker Locations

  • The Summit
  • Claiborne Farms
  • Plano
  • Springfield
  • Wyatt
  • Fountain Trace
  • Dogwood Village
  • McFaddens Ferry
  • Deer Park-Whispering Hill
  • Blue Level
  • Alvaton
  • Rockfield
  • Oakland
  • Smiths Grove
  • Petros
  • Browning
  • Woodburn
  • Sugar Grove
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Real World
Film Education

From directing to producing to editing and screenwriting, our mentor-taught programs avoid the unnecessary costs and unrelated requirements of ordinary film schools and programs. Work directly with an accomplished industry filmmaker at a film production company or receive direct one-on-one training online.


Film Connection’s mentor styled education is a cost-effective approach to real-world, curriculum backed education in film production and editing and cinematography.


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$12,750** Tuition
$0* Loan Interest


$44,000 Tuition
$61,000 Loan Interest

Junior College

$22,000 Tuition
$20,500 Loan Interest

Traditional College

$88,000 Tuition
$122,000 Loan Interest

**Total cost varies by program
*Average Accrued Interest Charges
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About Our Bowling Green, KY Film School Film School Alternative

Our fully-immersive curriculum
covers all of the following:

Building Relationships

Learn filmmaking in the real world with the Film Connection’s mentored externship-based approach. We make building relationships an integral part of what we do.

Hardware and Equipment

Film Connection mentors work in the real world where the competition is fierce and having the right gear matters. As an extern you have access to the latest hardware and tools of the trade.

On-Set Etiquette

Knowing how to handle yourself on the set is a prerequisite for careers in the film industry. Your mentor will guide you through proper etiquette during real film shoots.

Making Movies

We believe the whole point of going to any film school or certificate program should be to learn how to make movies—especially YOUR movie. Our Film Production & Editing curriculum is designed around this concept, from start to finish.

What is the Next Step?

We get it. This isn’t your normal four-year college requiring coursework not associated with your area of interest. We are a post-secondary institution or trade school that's different in its approach. Here's how you can get more info:

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The Film Scene in Bowling Green, KY Film School

The Bowling Green, KY Film School, Kentucky Film Connection Film School Alternative

While there’s a lot of interest in the film industry, people who are looking to build a career for themselves in film or television often end up asking, “Where do you start when you’re trying to break into the film industry?” It can be a difficult question to answer. When it comes to becoming gainfully employed working in film production, television, or new media, knowing the right people i.e. people who are actively working in the industry can be hard to do. In fact, many film school graduates who live in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, or other filmmaking hubs throughout the United States might have a hard-earned degree yet they never actually find their “in” and get their face and name known to the very same people who do the hiring, who produce, line produce, crew, or simply have a lot of contacts who are calling them, looking to hire the crewmembers for upcoming shoots.

You’ve most definitely heard it before: You’ve got to know the right people to break into the industry. It’s true, but not for the reasons many assume. When you know the right people and the right people know you and they hire you on for a shoot or recommend you to someone else who’s got a project in the works, they’re basically vouching for you. So if you’re someone who’s serious about building a career for yourself in film, understand that such a career requires years of hard work and commitment, and you’re willing to go the distance, Film Connection in Bowling Green can get you started as a student extern who learns via our blended education model, comprised of one-on-one lessons with your mentor at their production studio or place of business and online coursework in our industry-oriented curriculum. Film Connection’s purpose is to get you in the industry and to get you working.

The Film Connection will set you up with a professional screenwriter and editor, two mentors (a screenwriting mentor and your main filmmaking mentor), as well as an Academic Facilitator located at our Online Education & Administrative Offices in Los Angeles, CA. All of these cohorts will assist and guide you through the numerous creative and professional challenges you’ll face as you build your skill set and real-world know-how.

By the end of our program, you’ll have a full-length feature screenplay, two polished scenes, and a trailer for a feature film.

Granted, you complete writing that feature-length movie and you remain in good standing with RRFC, you will also have the opportunity to pitch your movie to a studio executive who makes movies for a living.

To APPLY for our Bowling Green, KY film school alternative, click here.

Located in south-central Kentucky, the town of Bowling Green hosts a population of over 55,000 people. Although relatively small in size, this is a fast-growing community, having grown by nearly 15 percent in the past decade, despite the recession. The beauty of the surrounding natural scenery, as well as close proximity to the Appalachians and major cities like Cincinnati and Nashville, make Bowling Green a good spot for location filming. If you want to become a film director, film editor, or film producer, Bowling Green can be a surprising alternative to relocation to other areas like New York or L.A.–and Film Connection can help.

Bowling Green and surrounding regions have seen location filming for numerous movies, including The Perfect Gift, Stripes, Elizabethtown, Secretariat, The Insider, Demolition Man, and the classic James Bond movie Goldfinger, just to name a few.

When you enroll in Bowling Green Film Connection, you will be trained one-on-one by a mentor who is a professional in the film or television industry. In six months, you will graduate with plenty of on-the-job experience as well as vital industry contacts. Just read our newsletter or our website to find out how so many of our students and graduates have gotten hired and launched careers they love. Come find out what we can do to help you build your career!

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Connections Matter

Learn From Industry Pros

The Film Connection film school alternative is endorsed by filmmakers who are making movies, maybe even the movies you love.

Professionals in the film business—including famous producers, screenwriters and directors—endorse Film Connection’s programs for one simple reason: they know our real-world method works.

Hans Zimmer

From his early days in pop music, Hans has written original scores for such films as Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), Gladiator (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2005) Sherlock Holmes (2009) and over 100 others.

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Joel Schumacher

Joel Schumacher and RRF have donated to The Endometriosis Foundation of America. This group aims to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research.

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Larry King

The Film Connection was recently invited onto the Larry King program to talk about how our externship program is making a difference by connecting our students and getting them hired.

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Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew and RRF have helped Tracey Wilson, a former gang member, get into film school, and are now helping him make his first documentary about getting your GED and going to college.

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Judi Levine

Sundance Award-winning Producer of the Academy Award-winning film, The Sessions.

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Judge Mathis

Judge Mathis and RRF are helping inner city youth get educated through the RRF program.

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Sandy Stern

Credits: Being John Malkovich, Saved! and Velvet Goldmine.

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Henry Bromell

Henry Bromell produced, created, directed the series Homeland, and has written and produced the television dramas Northern Exposure, I’ll Fly Away, Homicide: Life on the Street, Chicago Hope, Carnivale, Brotherhood, Rubicon, and Homeland.

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Paul Guay

Credits: Liar Liar, The Little Rascals, Hearbreakers

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Evan Astrowsky

“I went to a good film school, but the day I graduated I had no idea what to do. No one wanted to hand me thousands of dollars to direct or produce anything so I had to figure it out on my own.”

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Ron Osborn

Credits: The West Wing, Meet Joe Black, Duckman

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Doug Eboch

Credits: Sweet Home Alabama, The Hollywood Pitching Bible

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