Wichita-Hutchinson, Kansas
The Wichita-Hutchinson, Kansas Film Connection Film School

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Your Wichita-Hutchinson Film School Alternative

The movie business is notoriously hard to gain traction in. It’s impossibly hard to break in. You have to meet people, impress them, prove that your trustworthy, and then maybe they’ll give you work.

Or you could go to the Wichita-Huchinson Film Connection Film School and not worry about any of that.

The Film Connection wants to be in the business of YOU. That is to say, we want to help you make the movie you want to make. Do you have the next great romantic comedy? Perfect, we’ll pair you with someone who is currently working in that genre and then we’ll get started.

We’ll also pair you with a screenwriter and an editor, to ensure that the work you produce will be of the highest quality.

And the final piece of awesomeness? We set up a meeting for you with a real studio executive. And you’re going to pitch him your movie.

Yeah, we thought you’d like that last bit.

To APPLY for our Wichita-Hutchinson Film School, click here.

Located in south-central Kansas along the Arkansas River, the city of Wichita is the largest in the state, hosting a population exceeding 350,000 people. About 40 miles upriver, the town of Hutchinson is home to about 40,000 people. This region has become known as a cultural center; Wichita hosts a symphony orchestra, art galleries, and several museums situated in a scenic area around the river. Numerous media/entertainment people have hailed from this area, including musician Joe Walsh, actors Kirstie Alley and Don Johnson, and film director Richard Thorpe. Several film or television production companies are located in the area, and the Wichita-Hutchinson area encourages filmmaking through a local film commission and the famed Tallgrass Film Festival. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Wichita provides a surprising alternative to relocation to media hubs like L.A. or New York–especially with FILM CONNECTION to get you in the door.   

Some of the well known movies that have been filmed in Wichita, Hutchinson or surrounding areas include The Big Kahuna, Twister, Mars Attacks!, Dancing on the Moon, and two of the Sarah Plain and Tall television movies (Skylark and Winter's End). Other television productions filmed here include episodes of Cops! and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

With the strong professional connections and relationships we've forged over the years, FILM CONNECTION is in a unique position to help fulfill your dreams of a career in the film and tv industry. Our innovative mentor-apprentice (extern) approach offers hands-on, one-on-one training while helping students make vital industry contacts. Over 70% of FILM CONNECTION graduates find permanent industry employment, often even before they finish their schooling. You owe it to yourself to see what our Wichita-Hutchinson, Kansas FILM CONNECTION can do for your career.

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Success Stories from Students near Wichita, KS

Make your dreams a reality through the Film Connection.

“This past week my mentor and I continued to work on some of his projects that he has been working on. My mentor is really good about teaching me the easy way to do things, as well as making sure I know that there are several different ways to accomplish something. This week my mentor and I worked on a wedding reception and a charity event highlight on film. I got to learn how to do lower thirds, which are going to be very important. There are several pages in my notebook full of handy notes for myself, which I will read over constantly to understand better and better. I am inspired because I have never made something that I can truly be proud of and that is what I want to do.”

— Luke Knolla, Wichita, Kansas

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