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

Film school shouldn’t cost you your life savings. Now it won’t because Springfield Film Connection is here to help you. If you’re interested in working behind the scenes, our 6-month program is right up your alley. After selecting a production facet that interests you, we’ll pair you up with local filmmaking professionals in that area that will meet with you at their studios or production houses. We’ve also got our 8-month directors track, which lets you collaborate with local mentors and dream mentors in Los Angeles. At the conclusion of this program, you will fly out to L.A. to pitch your idea before an industry executive. You’ll have industry contacts and real-world filmmaking experience. No other school can offer that.

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

Springfield, Missouri is located in the southwest part of the state, just up Interstate-44 from Joplin. Springfield has an approximate population of 158,000 people, but anchors a DMA media market that reaches over 1 million people. Entertainment industry professionals with ties to this area include game show host Bob Barker, actors John Goodman and Kathleen Turner, and vocal group The Jordanaires (made famous as the backup singers for Elvis Presley).

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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 Springfield MO

Often called the Gateway to the Ozarks, the Springfield area offers a diversity of natural beauty including mountains, forests, rivers and caves, making it a good area for location filming. It is also home to several production companies, and is in driving distance to major cities such as St. Louis and Kansas City. If you are thinking of a career in film as a film director, film editor or film producer–but would rather not relocate to L.A. or New York–Springfield, Missouri presents a surprising alternative.

Our Springfield MO Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, FILM CONNECTION of Springfield is in a unique position to help you jumpstart your filmmaking career. Using FILM CONNECTION’s original, hands-on, one-on-one, on-the-job method of teaching, many Springfield FILM CONNECTION graduates find permanent work in the industry. Come find out what we can do for you!

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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