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

Want to be a part of the growing film community in North Platte? The only way to do it is with the Film Connection film school in North Platte, Nebraska. Our 6-month behind-the-scenes track pairs you with specialists in the area. By your program’s end, you will not only have the real-world experience that’s missing from most film school graduate’s resumes, but you’ll have legitimate industry contacts for any ideas that you develop in the future. Our second track is our more extensive 8-month director program. Here you will work in partnership with local mentors and a dream mentor in Los Angeles. In your final week, you will be flown out to L.A. to pitch your idea before an industry executive. There’s no telling how far you can go with our training!

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

North Platte, Nebraska is located in the southwestern part of the state, near the borders of Colorado, Wyoming, and Kansas. It is home to roughly 25,000 people, with the railroad being its main industry. North Platte is within driving distance of such major cities as Denver, Omaha, and Kansas City, making it a good central hub for finding filming locations. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film producer, film director, film editor, or cameraman, North Platte can be a pleasant alternative to the craziness of New York or L.A.–and FILM CONNECTION can help you connect with the opportunities you need to succeed right in this area.

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in North Platte

Movies, commercials, TV shows, and documentaries are filmed all over Nebraska on a regular basis, including in and around the North Platte area. A sampling of the films that have done location shooting here and in the surrounding regions include The Notorious Colonel Steel, Dying Days, Almost Normal, Elizabethtown, and the documentary Beyond the Mat.

Our North Platte Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

The secret to FILM CONNECTION’s success is our mentor-extern approach, in which we hook you up with a working film or television professional for one-on-one training during a six-month course. During this time, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience while making important industry connections that can further your career. Our system works! Many of our graduates find permanent employment in film or television, often even before they finish our course. You owe it to yourself to see what our North Platte FILM CONNECTION can do for you!

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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