Knoxville, Tennessee
The Knoxville, Tennessee Film Connection Film School

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Your Knoxville Film School Alternative

In the film business, students can’t get in the door. But we help our graduates kick doors down. We’re Knoxville Film Connection and we provide industry mentors to filmmakers who make their dreams become actual films. To become a technical filmmaker, choose our 6-month behind the scenes track. Aspiring directors should look into our 8-month directors program. You’ll get mentors in screenwriting, acting, editing, and directing. Best of all, you’ll be flown during the final week of the program to Los Angeles to pitch your idea before an industry executive.

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Knoxville, Tennessee is a vibrant city in the eastern part of the state, not far from the borders of Kentucky to the north and North Carolina to the south. The city population is roughly 184,000, but the surrounding metro is home to more than half a million. Knoxville is convenient to plenty of scenic backdrops for film locations, including mountains, forests, rivers and rolling hills. A number of production companies also make their home here, and generous tax incentives offered by the state regularly attract outside projects.  If you desire a film career as a film producer, film director, film editor, camera person, lighting tech or otherwise, Knoxville offers a surprising amount of opportunities for you. 

Knoxville and the surrounding areas have hosted the filming of numerous movies, TV shows, documentaries and commercials.  A sampling of the movies filmed here include Road Trip, October Sky, The Evil Dead, and film classic Walking Tall, to name a few. This area is no stranger to TV production, either, having hosted episodes of such shows as The Biggest Loser, Trading Spaces, and Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. 

FILM CONNECTION offers a two-fold strategy unmatched by other film schools: real-world learning experience with a personal mentor, combined with our many professional connections forged over the years that help you find your footing. As you learn on real film and video shoots, you'll make vital industry contacts that can lead to future employment.  Find out why more than 70% of our graduates get hired, often before they are finished with our program!  Enroll in Knoxville FILM CONNECTION, and you could be next. 

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Recording Radio Film Connection is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by Recording Radio Film Connection, please visit http://tn.gov/thec/topic/authorized-institutions-data and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

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