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

We’ve got a program that’s as strong as the Mighty Mississippi. We’re Film Connection film school in Quincy, IL and we’ve developed a network of production professionals to serve as mentors for our program, all you need to do is pick your path of study!

You can go the behind-the-scenes route. This program will pair you up with local mentors who will help you develop the area of filmmaking that most interests you.

For a more comprehensive program, try our directors route. This program is longer (8 months instead of 6) and will eventually put you and your idea front and center with a top Hollywood executive. Our sit-down meetings and subsequent feedback are something that not even the most seasoned Hollywood insiders get to see in their lifetimes. You will have a filmmaking experience that gives you real-world experience and industry contacts.

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

Quincy, Illinois is a river town and a border town, located in western Illinois along the Mighty Mississippi River. Quincy is part of a micropolis, a cluster of several area towns straddling the Mississippi, with a combined area population of over 100,000 people between Illinois and Missouri. Across the river lies Hannibal, Missouri, the boyhood home of writer Mark Twain and the inspiration behind the books Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Beautiful countryside and access to big cities like Chicago and St. Louis make Quincy, Illinois a surprisingly convenient area for location filmmaking. If you want to be a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Quincy is not as remote from the scene as you might think–especially with FILM CONNECTION helping you.

Among the film/television productions shot in Quincy and the surrounding regions include films like The Informant, The Silence of the Lambs, and Mission: Impossible, as well as television shows such as Revolution 618 and the 2002 documentary Voices of the Veterans.

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With FILM CONNECTION’s unique approach, you’ll be placed with a working film or television pro in the Quincy area, one who serves as your mentor and instructor for the duration of our six-month course. You’ll work on real film and video shoots, gaining valuable experience and vital contacts with other industry pros who do the hiring.  Many of our graduates get hired, some even before they finished school. We can do the same for you! Check out FILM CONNECTION of Quincy and see what we can do to help launch your career.

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Our Provo Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

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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