Tri-Cities, Tennessee
The Tri-Cities, Tennessee Film Connection Film School

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Your Tri-Cities Film School Alternative

Can you start a filmmaking career in the Tri-Cities area? Heck ya! We’re Tri-Cities Film Connection, the only program that offers real industry contacts that mentor you through the learning process. Our behind the scenes program will partner you up with mentors that focus on your specialized area of filmmaking, from screenwriting to editing. The complete experience can be found in our directors program. There you’ll meet with several mentors on your way to Los Angeles where you’ll pitch your idea to an industry executive. Did we say start your career? We meant launch!

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The Tri-Cities metro area of Tennessee is anchored by the cities of Kingsport and Johnson City in northeast Tennessee, and Bristol, which straddles the Tennessee-Virginia state line. The total population of this metro area is right around a half million people. The borders of Kentucky and North Carolina are also in close by. The Tri-Cities are situated just west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, providing a variety of natural scenery close by, including mountains, rolling hills, and forested areas.  Combined with the urban scenery of the metro itself and several major cities within driving distance, the Tri-Cities provide a great diversity for filming locations. 

Movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed all over Tennessee on a regular basis, including in the Tri-Cities area. Some of the films shot here and in the surrounding regions include The Work and the Glory, Road Trip, October Sky and That Evening Sun, to name a few. The Tri-Cities also benefit from Tennessee's generous tax incentives which draw filmmakers to the area. Whether your interest is in producing, directing, editing, camera work, lighting or special effects, you'll find a surprising amount of opportunity here in the Tri-Cities area. 

With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, FILM CONNECTION can help you launch your career in film in ways other film schools can't. We do this through our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, in which we pair you with a working film or television professional who gives you real-world experience and helps you make important industry contacts of your own. Over 70% of FILM CONNECTION graduates go on to have a career in film and TV, often being hired before they finish our program. You owe it to yourself to see what Tri-Cities FILM CONNECTION can do for you!

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Recording Radio Film Connection is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by Recording Radio Film Connection, please visit http://tn.gov/thec/topic/authorized-institutions-data and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

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