This isn’t a boring Davenport film school classroom. This isn’t an overcrowded college laboratory. This is life. Real Life. YOUR LIFE.

Yes ladies and gents, as unbelievable as it may seem we’ve really brought a film school to Davenport. And not just any film school. The most aggressive hands-on film school alternative out there bar none. We’re Davenport Film Connection. The place where you work with an industry Mentor right in your own hometown. Too good to be true? Check us out and find out for yourself.

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Davenport

Located in eastern Iowa along the banks of the Mississippi River, Davenport is a city of just over 100,000 people, situated in the greater Quad Cities area which hosts nearly 400,000 people between eastern Iowa and western Illinois. This area is within driving distance of Des Moines, Chicago and St. Louis, making it conducive for location scouting in several directions. There are several production companies in the Davenport area, which is where FILM CONNECTION places you for film school. If you are thinking about a career in film directing, film editing or film producing, Davenport, Iowa presents a surprising alternative to moving to New York or Los Angeles.

Some of the well-known movies that have been filmed in Davenport and surrounding vicinity include Children of the Corn, Sugar, The Hideout, Field of Dreams, Lost/Found and University Heights, just to name a few.

Meet Our Mentors

Adam Weber

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Daniel Lir

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Alejandra Huerta

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Daniela Larsen

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Don’t Spend More on your Film Education if You Don’t Have to

The FILM CONNECTION curriculum for its Film School revolves around the mentor/apprentice relationship. The student works two to three days a week, over a six-month period, under the direct supervision of their mentor, a Davenport local working professional. Along the way, you’ll make vital industry connections that enable hiring after you are finished.  In fact, many of our FILM CONNECTION graduates get permanent positions in the industry, some even before they graduate. Check us out and see what our Davenport film school alternative can do for your career!

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Learn the skills you need to take your idea from paper to the big screen.

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Success stories

Since he started his extern program with Uptone Pictures in Raleigh, NC, Grant Gilbert has been taking…


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