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

If you’re an aspiring filmmaker, Indianapolis Film Connection is the ideal program if you’re looking to take your career goals to the next level. Through hands-on instruction from experienced industry professionals and invaluable one-on-one mentoring, this program offers unparalleled opportunities to gain real-world knowledge and skills that can help jumpstart a successful filmmaking career.

By enrolling in the Indianapolis Film Connection, you will have access to a vast array of resources and support systems. In addition to technical training on the art of filmmaking itself, students also learn about topics such as pitching concepts, writing scripts, fundraising, and marketing films. The program’s mentors come from all areas of the entertainment industry, giving you an in-depth insight into where you should focus your efforts when it comes time to launch your career.

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The Indianapolis Film Connection also provides an extensive inventory of equipment for use during their coursework. From cameras and lenses to lighting rigs and sound kits, it is essential that filmmakers have access to top-notch tools if they want to produce professional quality films. With access to digital editing suites and other post-production tools as well as HDTVs for playback, there is no limit on what can be accomplished through this program’s resources alone.

And you’ll be using that equipment in professional situations. You aren’t here to try out the gear while working with other students. You’re here to learn about how films are made today, how to use the gear during professional productions, and how to get the most out of everyone on set or on location. This isn’t a classroom, it’s real life.

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We want you to take in as much as you can, from the technical side of filmmaking to the creative aspects that keep the audience glued to the screen. Once the fundamentals of filmmaking are mastered, the mentors provide guidance on how to take those skills out into the real world – offering valuable advice on how to network and navigate through the business side of film production.

Many students have gone on to secure internships or full-time jobs at prominent production companies right here in Indianapolis – making it a great way for students to establish connections within the city’s thriving film community. Because you learned from inside the industry, forging relationships that can help you find work or help you directly with your projects.

Our Indianapolis Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

You may think you need to pack your bags and move to the glitz and glamor of L.A. or New York to pursue a career in filmmaking. But nothing could be further from the truth. The Indianapolis Film Connection gives you everything you need in order to make your dreams become reality. With intense yet supportive instruction from experts in all aspects of filmmaking combined with state-of-the-art equipment available for use throughout their studies – this unique program truly takes its participants’ careers sky high!

And it costs just a fraction of those name four-year universities, colleges, and grade schools. Align with tuition savings and not have to worry about moving costs, you’ll be able to save money so you can buy the gear you need to start making your movies. And our programs last six to nine months, meaning you can get out there and work much sooner than those sitting in a classroom.

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

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Success stories

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