Sioux Falls (Mitchell), South Dakota
The Sioux Falls (Mitchell), South Dakota Film Connection Film School

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Your Sioux Falls (Mitchell) Film School Alternative

If you thought there were no film schools in the Sioux Falls or Mitchell area, look again! We’re FILM CONNECTION, the only Sioux Falls Film School that gets you working inside an actual Sioux Falls film production company as a film student apprentice (extern). You’ll learn directing, producing, editing, and more as you work on real film and video shoots alongside the pros. Make no mistake, in Sioux Falls, the smartest way to get started in film is to work as a film apprentice (extern) in a Sioux Falls film production company–and that’s where we come in!

You could shell out 50 thousand dollars or more to relocate and go to a film trade school elsewhere; but why do that, when you could go to film school in a real production company here in Sioux Falls or Mitchell? Play it smart–learn directly from the pros, and get connected as you get educated. Our film school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient film program available, hands-down.

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Despite its seemingly remote location in southeastern South Dakota, the city of Sioux Falls is a vibrant, growing city, having grown by over 27% in the last decade alone. Currently Sioux Falls hosts a population of around 158,000 people, with a surrounding metro area of around 238,000. About an hour and a half west along I-90, the town of Mitchell hosts a quieter community of around 15,000 people. Together, these towns offer a variety of filmmaking opportunities, including urban areas, historic landmarks, and the falls along the Big Sioux River, from which Sioux Falls derives its name. If you are looking at a career in film as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Sioux Falls holds more opportunity than you might think.

Movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed all over South Dakota regularly, including in the Sioux Falls-Mitchell area. Some examples include the films Almost Destiny, Class President and Under the Influence. Regionally, the greater South Dakota area has been the film site for such movies as Into the Wild, Starship Troopers, Hidalgo, and the classic TV series Gunsmoke.

With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, FILM CONNECTION is in a unique position to get you on the inside track of a film career. Our secret is the mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, where your instructor is a working film or TV professional who gives you one-on-one training, helping you make valuable connections along the way.  Over 70 percent of FILM CONNECTION graduates go on to permanent jobs in the industry.  You owe it to yourself to see what we can do for you!

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