Student Films

Our Mission

Plotline nonprofit 501(c)(3) film in media school. Our mission is to educate and empower aspiring filmmakers and media creators in Southwest Missouri through weekly classes, camps, community events and scholarships.

Unlike a university, there are no prerequisites required to enroll. Classes range from the absolute beginner to experienced and advanced students.

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Historically filmmaking has been limited to a select few who had access to film cameras, development, and other high equipment costs. There was usually a rigid commercial agenda. As a result, that knowledge and privilege was reserved for an elite minority. With the advent of digital recording, continual improvements as well as diminishing costs; the opportunity for the general public to become involved in filmmaking is here. The number one obstacle is education.

Our mission is to educate and empower aspiring film & media creators regardless of race, gender or religious beliefs so that they can express themselves and tell their stories through film and other creative mediums. It is a school devoted to nurturing, encouraging, teaching creative and critical thinking, time and resource management, constructive communication and achieving shared goals as a team. Coincidentally, all of those skills are highly valued and applicable to most other professions.

Unlike a university, there are no prerequisites required to enroll. Classes range from the absolute beginner to experienced and advanced students. Lessons are taught by professional film and media makers. Scholarships are available.

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Plotline is more than just a school, but rather, a center for those wishing to foster their creativity and muse in a constructive tangible way. It provides a venue to meet and collaborate with other creatives in an open, safe, transparent and age appropriate location. For more information or if you’d like to help, please contact us below.plotline_banner5a