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

Film Schools are an expensive waste of time and money, right? Right. Well, traditional film schools, anyway.

Film Connection Film School in Terre Haute is anything but traditional. It’s a film school, yes. But it’s more than that. It’s a gateway.

Terre Haute Film Connection pairs you up with mentors who are currently doing exactly what you want to be doing. Do you want to be a writer/director? Do you want to be an editor? Or a Producer? Or a camera operator? Well, the Film Connection has all of the connections to make that happen.

You’ll walk away from our program with connections in every area of the industry. You’ll be taken on-location, and assist with shooting, and filming the ideas that you’ve been thinking about forever.

The Film Connection will pair you with a screenwriter, editor, and two different mentors to help guide you.

By the end of the program, you’ll be well on your way to a career in the film industry.

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

Located on the west side of Indiana along the Wabash River, near the border with Illinois, the town of Terre Haute hosts nearly 60,000 people. Despite its size, Terre Haute has been home to several entertainment industry pros, including actor-filmian Burl Ives, actors Dave Madden and Jerry Van Dyke, and producer/director Grover Jones. Besides being home to local film or television production companies, Terre Haute is within driving distance to both Chicago and Indianapolis, making it a viable alternative location for getting a film school education as opposed to relocating elsewhere. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, FILM CONNECTION can help you get started right in Terre Haute.

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Adam Weber

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Daniel Lir

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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 Terre Haute

Many major movies, commercials, TV shows, and documentaries are filmed all over Indiana, including in and near Terre Haute. Some examples of films shot in this region include Hoosiers, Public Enemies, A League of Their Own, Rudy, and Eight Men Out, just to name a few.

Our Terre Haute Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

FILM CONNECTION’s unique six-month program pairs you with a working film or television professional in the Terre Haute area, who serves as your instructor-mentor. You’ll gain valuable hands-on experience on real film and video shoots, and you’ll get connected with other industry professionals who do the hiring. After all, in this business, it’s not just what you know–it’s who you know. FILM CONNECTION has made a great many professional connections along the way, and it’s just for that reason that over seventy percent of our graduates get permanently hired–many of them even before they graduate from our course! You owe it to yourself to see what the Terre Haute FILM CONNECTION can do for you and your career.

Learn the skills you need to take your idea from paper to the big screen.

Real world film education by filmmakers for filmmakers, optimized for today!


Success stories

Since he started his extern program with Uptone Pictures in Raleigh, NC, Grant Gilbert has been taking…


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