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

Think you can’t go to film school in Sioux City, Iowa? Then you need to know about us! FILM CONNECTION of Sioux City, Iowa is a revolutionary film school that gets you in the door of an actual Sioux City film production company, working as a film student extern as you learn directing, producing, editing, camera, screenwriting, or general production. Make no mistake, in Sioux City, the smartest way to break into the film business is by getting into a Sioux City film production company as a film apprentice–and we’re just the ones to get you there.

Why spend up to 50 thousand dollars or more to relocate and go to film school at a film trade school? You can spend far less money and go to film school in a real production company right in Sioux City. Learn directly from the pros, and get connected as you get educated. Our film school alternative is the smartest, most cost-efficient film school on the market today.

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

Sioux City, Iowa is located in the northwest part of the state, just across the river from the state of Nebraska and just south of the South Dakota state line. The city anchors a metropolitan area of just over 140,000 people, making it the fourth largest city in Iowa. A number of influential people in the entertainment/media industry have hailed from this area, including advice column twins Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren, actor-turned-congressman Fred Grandy, and actors MacDonald Carey, Lori Petty, and Jerry Mathers (the child star of Leave It to Beaver).

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Sioux City IA

Sioux City is within driving range of other metro areas such as Omaha and Des Moines and Kansas City, making it good for finding diverse film locations. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Sioux City can be a good alternative to relocating elsewhere, especially with FILM CONNECTION to get you hooked up. Sioux City and surrounding regions have seen numerous film and television productions. Some of the films shot in the region include Children of the Corn and the TV movie Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232, as well as Twister, Michael Clayton, About Schmit, and others.

Our Sioux City IA Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

FILM CONNECTION Film School of Sioux City helps launch your career with an inexpensive, six-month course, taught by a local working film or television professional who serves as your personal mentor. Not only will you get the hands-on experience you need to succeed, but you’ll also make vital industry connections that can lead to permanent employment. Many of our graduates get hired, many before they’re even finished with school! You can succeed with our Sioux City Film School alternative. Give us a try!

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