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

Have you been made to believe you need to be in L.A. or New York to go to a quality film school? No way! This is the Film Connection Film School in Lima, OH, a place where you can learn under the watchful eyes of local filmmaking professionals. Want to learn what goes down behind the scenes? Then apply to Film Connection for Cinematography, our 6-month certificate program. We’ll provide mentors and you’ll learn in their production houses and studios. Have you got big-time dreams? Then our 8-month director’s track, Film Connection for Film Production & Editing, can help your dreams become reality.

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

Lima, Ohio is located on the west side of the state along Interstate-75, with Toledo and Detroit to the north and Dayton-Cincinnati to the south. Lima is small in comparison to these cities, with a population of around 38,000 people; however, its proximity to these larger metro areas make it a quieter alternative for finding film locations while still remaining close to the action. A number of entertainment professionals have hailed from this area, including actor William Baldwin, comedienne Phyllis Diller, and TV journalist Hugh Downs. Lima also benefits from the generous tax incentives offered by the state of Ohio to attract filmmakers to the area. For those people looking for a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Lima provides more opportunities than you think.

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Lima

We can train you on the set or on location for far less. Play it smart–get on the inside track, and get connected as you get educated. Our film school is a highly effective and affordable way to start your filmmaking career. You’ll not only get to collaborate with your local mentors but with additional dream mentors in Los Angeles. To see how sharp your game is, you’ll fly out to L.A. during the last week of your studies to pitch your idea before an industry executive. This is the opportunity that filmmakers in Ohio have been dreaming of for some time!

Our Lima Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

The secret to FILM CONNECTION’s success is our mentor-extern approach. During our inexpensive, 6-month course, you’ll be paired with a working film or television professional who gives you one-on-one instruction and hands-on training on real film and video shoots, enabling you to make important connections along the way. The fruit of our revolutionary system is in our graduates; many of them get hired in the industry, many times before they even finish our program. Enroll today, and find out what Lima FILM CONNECTION can do for your career.

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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