Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati, Ohio Film Connection Film School

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Your Cincinnati Film School Alternative

So many people in the entertainment industry have gone bust trying to make it in L.A. or New York. Did you know that there’s a first-rate film school right here in Cincinnati? We’re Cincinnati Film Connection, the only way to meet industry professionals that don’t give the time of day to traditional film school graduates. Our unique program provides students with real-world experience. Say you elect our 6-month behind the scenes program. We’ll have you meet with mentors in your concentration at their studios and production houses. Or if you feel like you’re the next Alfred Hitchcock, our 8-month directors track is definitely for you. We’ll not only line up your local mentors, but we’ll also supply a dream mentor who is based in Los Angeles. During your last week in the director program, we’ll fly you out to meet with your dream mentor and sharpen your project’s pitch for a sit-down meeting with an industry executive. Don’t go bust, go far with Cincinnati Film Connection.

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Cincinnati, Ohio is located in the southwest corner of the state along the Ohio River, anchoring a metropolitan area of over 2 million people that spans into southeast Indiana and northern Kentucky. Cincinnati is known as the headquarters of manufacturing giant Proctor and Gamble, the home of the Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals, and the birthplace of Skyline Chili. A long list of film professionals and entertainers have hailed from this area, including actors Tyrone Power, Doris Day, Vera-Ellen, Sarah Jessica Parker and Patricia Wettig. This is also the hometown of talk show host Jerry Springer, as well as the birthplace of legendary film director Steven Spielberg. Cincinnati is also the 28th ranked DMA in the nation, with numerous TV stations, radio stations and production companies. If you're looking for a career as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Cincinnati provides excellent opportunities for you to learn.

IMDB lists over 190 movies, TV shows and documentaries that have done location filming in the Cincinnati area.  Films shot here include Rain Man, Traffic, It Takes Two, Little Man Tate, Milk Money, Eight Men Out, and the film classic The Asphalt Jungle, just to name a few.   

Television production in Cincinnati is significant, as well. TV productions that have done location work or episodes here include Friends, WWF Raw, and of course, WKRP in Cincinnati. 

The amount of filmmaking and television production in the Cincinnati area makes it ideal as a connection point for filmmaking professionals and film students–and connection is at the heart of the FILM CONNECTION philosophy. As you work with your personal mentor on real film and video shoots, you'll make lots of industry connections that can lead to future work. Find out why over 70 percent of our students go on to permanent industry jobs, often getting hired even before they graduate! Let Cincinnati FILM CONNECTION get you started on the path to your dreams.

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