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

Film Connection’s approach specializes in pairing our students with professional filmmakers who give them real-world experience at their own studios, on-location, and at production companies across the Evansville area. If you are dreaming of going to film school in Evansville, you found the right place.

Film Connection for Cinematography is suited for aspiring DPs i.e. Cinematographers. Film professionals in this role are the director’s partners and are charged with planning the shots, running the crew, and achieving the desired visual aesthetic. As an extern cinematographer, we pair you with a working DP who can show you the tricks of the trade and help you develop the keen “eye of the DP,” which is something best learned by doing and that’s what we’re all about!

Get Real World Film Production Experience in Evansville

The Film Connection for Film Production & Editing program enables you to study inside a real film production company in your city as you develop your movie idea under the instruction of a professional filmmaker. Our curriculum covers numerous aspects of professional filmmaking including: shot-blocking, working with actors, lighting, grip, electric, interviewing, and how to “make your day.” Story development and writing are also part of the program including everything from how to develop a story idea, to writing a pitch and pitching professionally, to writing a treatment. Budgeting, financing, deal-making, standard contracts, permits, and licensing are also covered.

To apply for Film Connection at one of our externship location studios, click here.

Meet Our Mentors

Adam Weber

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Alejandra Huerta

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Daniela Larsen

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Our Evansville Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Did you know Evansville, Indiana is located along a bend in the Ohio River in southwestern Indiana–a bustling mid-sized city of just under 120,000 people? Famous people hailing from Evansville include Fox News correspondent Casey Stegall, L.A. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, and actors Ron Glass (Barney Miller), Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville), and Avery Brooks (Spenser for Hire). Indiana is a film-friendly state with a helpful state film office and numerous annual film festivals–an excellent choice for aspiring film directors, film producers, and film editors who prefer the small-town feel to the hustle and bustle of L.A. or New York.

Major movies, commercials, TV shows, and documentaries are filmed all over Indiana on a regular basis, including locations in and around Evansville. Some of the baseball field scenes in A League of Their Own were shot at Evansville’s Bosse Field. Additional films shot in Evansville and surrounding regions of Indiana include Hoosiers, Eagle Eye, and Eight Men Out, among others. Television production is no stranger to Evansville, either; the exterior shots for the sitcom Rosanne were all shot in Evansville, as well as episodes of WWF Raw.

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

FILM CONNECTION Film School of Evansville provides an inexpensive, six-month course that matches you with a working film or television professional in the Evansville area, who serves as your personal instructor/mentor. You will gain valuable hands-on experience while making vital industry connections. Come see why many FILM CONNECTION graduates get permanent jobs, sometimes even before graduating.

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

Real world film education by filmmakers for filmmakers, optimized for today!


Success stories

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


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