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

Do your research and, chances are, you’ll learn that when it comes to building a successful career in the film industry two things are key: you’ve got to know the right people, and you’ve got to be dependable, hardworking, and willing to bring your ‘A’ game, day in, day out.

Film Connection film school alternative in Louisville isn’t geared towards teaching you all about the major and minor film movements of the 20th century, nor are we about getting our students to write lots of papers and delve into film criticism. We’re focused on offering people who are really committed to building their careers in film, television, and commercial production with actual local industry professionals who mentor them on the ins and outs of film production in a direct, one-to-one manner.

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

There’s no sitting in a lecture hall or classroom here. With Film Connection you could get the opportunity to be on-location filming on real productions as an extern to your mentor. All of your hands-on, real-world lessons will be backed with preparatory material in our industry-oriented curriculum that’s all about empowering you to acquire the foundational knowledge and understanding you actually need to start building your career in film. We believe getting valuable real-world experience and being right where you need to be to meet local pros and connect with industry people is far more important than sitting in a classroom.

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Louisville

FILM CONNECTION film school alternative of Louisville offers an inexpensive, six-month course that will hook you up with a working film or television professional who will serve as your personal instructor and mentor. Not only will you gain hands-on experience, but you also have the opportunity to make valuable connections with industry professionals–connections that can lead to permanent employment. Many Film Connection graduates get hired after graduation or launch their careers as freelancers or independent contractors in film. Come and see what we can do for your career!

Our Louisville Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Louisville sees a lot of film and television production activity. Some of the well-known movies that have been filmed in and around Louisville include Elizabethtown, Stripes, Demolition Man, Eight Men Out, Goldfinger, The Insider, Secretariat, and The Return of the Living Dead, just to name a few. Some of the television series that have shot episodes here include High Chaparral, The Girls Next Door, and Trading Spouses, among others. If you are considering a career as a film producer, film director, film editor, or cameraperson, there are opportunities in Louisville to get connected and educated, as opposed to relocating to New York or Los Angeles–and Film Connection can help you make those connections and get going at building a future you’re excited about.

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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