Paducah, Kentucky
The Paducah, Kentucky Film Connection Film School

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Your Paducah Film School Alternative

The movie industry seems like a bank vault sometimes, doesn’t it? You need to find this combination code and then you’re in, but until then you’re stuck. Just staring at it.

That combination code is connections, right? You need to have connections to work in the movie industry.

The Paducah Film Connection Film School is the key to getting connections.

The Film Connection functions as an apprenticeship (externship) program for young aspiring filmmakers with working industry pros that have a focus in a genre or medium that the student is interested in.

We’ll also pair you up with a screenwriter, an editor, and an additional mentor. All of whom will assist you in making your dream project come to life.

Traditional film schools are time consuming and expensive. And the end product? It’s not work in the industry. It’s a diploma.

If you want a diploma go to a traditional film school. If you want to work, come to Film Connection.

To APPLY for our Paducah Film School, click here.

Paducah, Kentucky is a small town of about 25,000 people, situated in western Kentucky where the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers connect. It is situated near both the Illinois and Missouri borders, and is convenient both to plenty of beautiful outdoor scenery and to larger cities like Nashville and St. Louis–making it a strategic spot for finding good filming locations. Film schools are admittedly scarce in this part of the world (except for FILM CONNECTION, of course), but there are production companies that make their home in this area. If you desire to become a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Paducah can serve as a surprising entryway to the business, as opposed to relocation to other filmmaking hotspots–provided you have some help from FILM CONNECTION.  

Movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed regularly throughout Kentucky, including in the Paducah area. A few of the films that have shot in Paducah or surrounding regions include The 3rd Floor, The River Rat, Secretariat, Stripes, and The Perfect Gift, just to name a few. Paducah was also a location site for several classic films, including How the West Was Won and Raintree County. 

Imagine yourself working on one of these feature films; with the Paducah FILM CONNECTION mentor/apprentice film program, it is within reach. We hook you up with a working professional who serves as your instructor, giving you valuable hands-on experience and vital industry connections. We have a 70 percent job placement rate with our students, many of whom get hired even before they finish our program! You could become one of them. Enroll in Louisville FILM CONNECTION today, and you could be working on film shoot before the month is up!

To APPLY click here.

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The Film Connection is where it all starts. We help make your dreams happen.
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