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

The days of paying through the roof for a great film education are done. We’re Oklahoma City Film Connection and we give you what those guys at traditional film schools won’t: real-world experience. We’ve got expert filmmakers all throughout Oklahoma City that are working with our students to mentor them at their studios, on-location, and at production houses. We’re offering a 6-month behind the scenes program that pairs you up with specialists in your concentration. Our all-encompassing 8-month director’s program connects you with Los Angeles-based dream mentors in addition to your Oklahoma City mentors. These L.A. dream mentors will tighten your pitch with you in preparation for a face-to-face meeting with an industry decision-maker. You’ll be flown out to L.A. and live like a Hollywood insider to see if you’ve got the next great movie idea!

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

Oklahoma City is the state capital of Oklahoma, as well as its largest city, hosting a greater metro population of over 1.2 million people. Although most people don’t readily associate OKC with the film industry, in the early days of the industry it served as a major film exchange and distribution center for movies, developing its own “Film Row” of movie houses. Today, the “Film Exchange District” in Oklahoma City pays homage to this history.

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Oklahoma City

Frequent film and TV production activity continues to take place in and around Oklahoma City, primarily in the form of on-location filmmaking, encouraged by generous tax incentives and rebates offered by the state film office. Some of the movies that have been filmed in and around Oklahoma City include Rain Main, Elizabethtown, The Killer Inside Me, Dennis the Menace, and the 1962 version of the filmal State Fair, just to name a few. Whether your interest is in producing, directing, editing, special effects or lighting, Oklahoma City has a lot of opportunities to offer.

Our Oklahoma City Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, FILM CONNECTION is positioned to get your foot in the door of the film industry in ways other film schools can’t. Our secret is the mentor-extern approach, in which we place you with a working film or television professional, who gives you one-on-one instruction during real film and video shoots. Many of our graduates go on to permanent industry work. You could be next! Enroll in our Oklahoma City Film School today, and let us show you what we 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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