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

Omaha Film Connection provides what overpriced traditional film programs won’t: industry contacts that will bypass the years of having to knock on doors that won’t open for you. Because the truth is that no one in the film industry hires anybody for their diploma. Employers want real-world experience and no other film school puts you right in the action like Omaha Film Connection.

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

Start with our 6-month program if you feel that behind the scenes is your calling. You’ll be paired up with filmmaking professionals who will guide your personal project and give you that hard-to-get toehold in the industry. And if you’re looking for a fully immersive film education, then try the 8-month directors track. Working with your local mentors, you will write, direct, and edit your project. You will also be working closely with a dream mentor who’s located in Los Angeles. Through regular online meetings, you will fashion a pitch for your project and get to present it during the last week of your studies in L.A.

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Alejandra Huerta

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Daniela Larsen

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Omaha

Omaha is also home to several film and television production companies and serves as a regular site for location filming. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Omaha is an excellent choice for you. Some of the movies that have been filmed in Omaha and surrounding areas include About Schmidt, Up in the Air, Tully, California Dreaming, Yes Man, Terms of Endearment, and the classic film Boys Town, just to name a few. Television production is no stranger to this area, either. TV shows that have done location filming here include Falcon Crest, Trading Spaces, and WWF Raw.

Our Omaha Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

The frequency of film and television production activity in and around Omaha makes it a great connection point for filmmakers and film students. FILM CONNECTION of Omaha can put you in the thick of it with our revolutionary mentor-extern approach, pairing you with a working professional who gives you hands-on training on real film and video shoots. Come and find out why many of our graduates get permanently hired, often even before they graduate!

Learn the skills you need to take your idea from paper to the big screen.

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Success stories

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