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

Film Connection Film School in Lincoln, NE offers you the chance at something more than a diploma. We give you actual, not classroom, experience. The bedrock of our program is one-on-one mentorships between our students and working film professionals. Choose our 6-month behind-the-scenes program and link up with specialists in your area who will mentor you in their studios and production houses. Afterward, you will have mastered your filmmaking concentration and have the industry contacts that traditional film school graduates sorely lack. Program two is our more comprehensive 8-month director track. Here you’ll team up with local mentors and a dream mentor in Los Angeles. During the last week of the program prepare to be flown out to L.A. so you can pitch your project before a highly connected industry executive. No other program anywhere can offer this level of industry exposure for its students.

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

Lincoln is the state capital of Nebraska, and with a population of around 254,000 people, is also Nebraska’s second-largest city behind Omaha. Entertainment industry pros and celebrities that hail from this area have included the late, legendary talk show host Johnny Carson, classic TV comedy personality Dick Cavett, actors Gordon MacCrae, Hilary Swank, and Sandy Dennis, and popular comic Daniel Whitney (better known as Larry the Cable Guy). Lincoln is home to several production companies, and its central heartland location is within driving distance of major cities such as Omaha and Kansas City, making it a good hub for location filming. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Lincoln provides numerous opportunities for you to learn.

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Lincoln

Movies, commercials, TV shows, and documentaries are filmed regularly in locations around Nebraska, including in Lincoln and surrounding areas. Some of the films that have done shooting here include About Schmidt, Terms of Endearment, Yes, Man, Up in the Air, and Tully, just to name a few. Television production is no stranger to this area, either; Lincoln and/or surrounding areas have served as locations for Hallmark TV movie O Pioneers!, as well as TV series such as WWF Raw and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

Our Lincoln Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, FILM CONNECTION is in a unique position to help fulfill your dreams of a career in the film and TV industry. Using FILM CONNECTION’s original, hands-on, one-on-one, on-the-job method of teaching (called the mentor/extern approach) many FILM CONNECTION graduates go on to have a career in film and TV—often times being hired before they finish their FILM CONNECTION course. Check out Lincoln FILM CONNECTION, and let us get you started today!

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