Cleveland, Ohio
The Cleveland, Ohio Film Connection Film School

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Your Cleveland Film School Alternative

You know what’s hot in Cleveland? The newest and best film program around, Cleveland Film Connection. We’ve got a pair of programs that offer more than your typical film school experience at a fraction of the price. What we provide are professional filmmakers that are partnering up with our students to give them real-world experience at their own studios, on-location, and at production houses across the Cleveland area.

We’ve got a great 6-month behind the scenes program that unites students with mentor for every concentration. Our more extensive 8-month directors program gives students their own Los Angeles-based mentor, in addition to their local mentors. The L.A. dream mentor will help sharpen a project’s pitch for a face-to-face meeting with an industry executive during a week-long trip that we provide.

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CLEVELAND, OHIO is the 17th largest DMA in the U.S. It is home to the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Baseball Hall of Fame in nearby Canton. One-time Cleveland DJ Alan Freed is widely credited with coining the phrase "rock and roll" to describe the new form of music that was taking over the airwaves. Cleveland was the location of the first rock and roll concert, the Moondog Coronation Ball in 1952. Fittingly, the authorities shut it down after the first song.

Superman creators Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel grew up in Cleveland, where together they contrived the idea for the man of steel. Cleveland has served as the location for many feature films, including The Fortune Cookie, Deer Hunter, Antwone Fisher and the holiday favorite A Christmas Story. Many scenes for Spider-Man 3 were filmed in Cleveland. The city was also the setting for the popular sitcom, The Drew Carey Show. Altogether there are more than 215 feature films, TV series or specials made in Cleveland. Besides Drew Carey, other famous Celebrities born in Cleveland include Halle Berry, Arsenio Hall, Andy Warhol and Debra Winger.

Fittingly, FILM CONNECTION offers Cleveland students award winning courses in both TV and Film. Whether you dream of being a director, a producer, a writer, a camera operator, an editor, etc. FILM CONNECTION can provide you with mentor/apprentice programs to suit. Within six months, a student will have accumulated dozens of real industry connections as well as countless days of real world, on the job, experience.

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