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OHIO FILM SCHOOL by Film Connection

Your Ohio Film School Alternative

Did you know that your road to Hollywood starts in Ohio?  The Ohio Film Connection gets you closer to the action than any other film school can.  How?  By keeping you out of the classroom, and teaching you in the real world. That’s right—instead of sitting with a bunch of other students in a classroom taught by a career instructor, with our program you’ll be placed as a working apprentice (extern) in an actual film production facility, and your instructor will be a seasoned industry pro who trains you one-on-one!  Whether you want to be a film director, film producer, cinematographer or screenwriter; whether you want to own your own production company in Ohio, or whether you want to break into the Hollywood film scene, the Ohio Film Connection has the resources to help you get where you want to go.

Imagine learning the filmmaking arts on-the-job and on the set.  Imagine meeting and connecting with important industry professionals, and gaining valuable work experience, while you are still a student!  This is not a fantasy—this is how we train each of our film students every day. And the best part is, you don’t have to relocate to L.A. to get started!  Ohio is home to its own vibrant film industry, and generous tax incentives draw major film productions to the state on a regular basis.

Look at this partial list of major motion pictures that have been filmed on location in the great state of Ohio:

  • Unstoppable (2010)
  • The Shawshank Redmption (1994)
  • The Soloist (2009)
  • A Christmas Story (1983)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • Draft Day (2014)
  • Antwone Fisher (2002)
  • The Ides of March (2011)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

You can see from these examples that there are plenty of opportunities to get plugged into the film business here in Ohio—as long as you have a way to get in the door.  That’s why the Ohio Film Connection is the best film school in the state.  By putting you in the heart of the action, we help you make the most of those opportunities where other film schools can’t.

Our film training program can be tailored to many interests and career paths within film.  If you want to be a cinematographer, we can pair you with a professional cinematographer; if you want to be a screenwriter, we pair you with a screenwriter; and so on.  Your classes all take place on-the-job, combining a structured curriculum with lots of work experience.  And here’s an opportunity you won’t find at ANY other film school: if you have dreams of making your own movies in Hollywood, your mentor will gear your classes around developing your own film idea—and then we’ll set up a meeting in Hollywood for you to PITCH YOUR FILM TO REAL INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES! (Like we said: your road to Hollywood starts with us!)

What does this one-of-a-kind program cost?  Far less than you think: in fact, try 75% LESS than the average film school!  You see, we’re not just interested in taking your money: we’re interested in helping you launch a film career, and we know you can’t really do that if you’re buried in debt.  So we keep your costs to a minimum so you can actually afford school and have the freedom to pursue your dreams when you graduate—not get a “day job” to pay your debts.

If you’re serious about starting a career in film, you owe it to yourself to give the Ohio Film Connection a closer look.  We’ll even let you tour the facility where you’ll be doing your training, free of charge!  APPLY NOW FOR FREE to learn more about this amazing opportunity. 

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