Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Chattanooga, Tennessee Film Connection Film School

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Your Chattanooga Film School Alternative

You haven’t heard about Chattanooga Film Connection, the revolutionary film program that’s rewriting the rules for film schools? We provide mentorships with quality filmmakers in your area to give you the kind of real-world experience that employers look for in a new hire. Choose our behind the scenes program to work with mentors on the technical side of filmmaking or become a director and work with your mentors on various aspects of the process.

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Located in southern Tennessee near the Georgia border, Chattanooga, Tennessee is a growing city with a population of around 171,000 people. The natural beauty of rivers, mountains and forests are all convenient to this area, as well as access to major cities such as Nashville and Atlanta–making Chattanooga a great hub for diverse filming locations. Notable entertainment pros hailing from this area include actors Samuel L. Jackson, Leslie Jordan, Jim Nabors and Dixie Carter. Chattanooga benefits from generous tax incentives offered by the state of Tennessee to attract filmmakers to the area. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or otherwise, Chattanooga offers more opportunities than you might think, making it a surprising alternative to relocating to New York or L.A. 

Major movies, TV shows and documentaries are filmed all over Tennessee regularly, including in and around Chattanooga. Some of the movies that have done location filming in the region include October Sky, Love Potion No. 9, Dutch, Forces of Nature, and Leatherheads, just to name a few. 

The amount of film and television production occurring in this area makes Chattanooga a good connection point for film professionals and film students alike–and connection is a huge part of the philosophy of FILM CONNECTION. Through our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, we pair you with a working professional who gives you valuable hands-on experience while enabling you to make important industry contacts. Enroll today, and let us get you started on the path to your dreams. 

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Recording Radio Film Connection is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by Recording Radio Film Connection, please visit http://tn.gov/thec/topic/authorized-institutions-data and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

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The Film Connection is where it all starts. We help make your dreams happen.
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