Get Hands-On Mentorship at our West Virginia Film Production School. Learn from Industry Insiders.

Film is the ultimate artistic medium. It combines all of the best elements of the other mediums and has none of their weak spots.

Film is the ultimate form of artistic expression.

It’s also the most difficult to become involved in. How do you meet people? Where do you start?

The Film Connection Film School in Parkersburg, West Virginia. That’s where you start.

The Film Connection wants to help you make the movies you want to make. We want to facilitate your desires. We know that finding an “in” is really hard. And that’s where we come in.

We team you up with working industry pros that will help guide and assist you in all of your creative endeavors.

You need to evaluate where things are. Traditional film schools don’t help you find work. They don’t prepare you for work. And they don’t help you make the movies that you want to make.

The Film Connection does all three.

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Learn Film Production Close to Home with a West Virginia Film Industry Insider

Parkersburg, West Virginia is a city of around 32,000 people, located where the Little Kanawha River flows into the Ohio River in the northwest part of the state. It is convenient to plenty of natural scenery, including rivers, forests, and mountains, and more urban areas such as Charleston are within driving distance–making Parkersburg a good site for finding filming locations. The area is home to several production companies, and also benefits from the state’s generous incentives which lure filmmakers to West Virginia. If you are looking at a career in film as a director, producer, editor, or lighting tech, the Parkersburg area provides more opportunities than you might think.

Among the numerous movies, TV shows, and documentaries that are regularly filmed in West Virginia, a number of them have been shot in Parkersburg and surrounding regions of the state. A sampling of these movies includes the Steven Soderburgh film Bubble, as well as Salvage, The Barbecue, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, and Chillers.

Explore our Innovative Film Programs and Courses in West Virginia. Get on a Streamlined Path to the Film Industry.

With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, FILM CONNECTION is in a unique position to help fulfill your dreams of a career in the film or television industry. Our unique mentor-extern approach gets you close to the action in ways other film schools cannot. You’ll receive one-on-one instruction from a working film or television professional, making valuable industry connections along the way.  What are you waiting for? Enroll in Parkersburg FILM CONNECTION today, and let us get you on the set!

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