The COVID-19 pandemic prompted FilmNorth to hold as many of our usual classes as possible online this spring. We recognize that during the COVID-19 crisis, finances are stretched thin for many of us. For our Summer Online Classes, we are continuing to

  • offer reduced tuition
  • provide discounted member rates to non-FilmNorth members
  • offer low-income rates

For anyone experiencing extreme financial hardship, FilmNorth can offer a limited number of scholarships for classes. Please contact Education Director Reilly Tillman for more info.

NOTE: Participation in FilmNorth online classes requires use of the free Zoom cloud-based video conferencing service. For optimal performance it is highly recommended that you install Zoom on your computer rather than running it from a web browser. A few days prior to the class start date we’ll e-mail you the link and ID code needed to access this class on Zoom. Click here for a tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting and more. Download a FilmNorth-designed Zoom guide for students here:

ZOOM Guidelines for Students


Introduction to Cinema (Online)

Barbara Wiener

8 sessions: Tuesdays, July 14-September 1, 7-9pm, Starts July 14

World Cinema Immersion (Online)

Barbara Wiener

8 sessions: Thursdays, July 30-September 17, 7-9pm, Starts July 30

Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro CC (Online)

Beth Peloff

3 sessions: Wednesdays, August 19-September 2, 7-9pm, Starts August 19

Filmmaking with Your Smartphone (Online)

Nick Clausen

2 sessions: Thursday-Friday, August 20-21, 9am-12pm, Starts August 20

Collage Animation with Adobe After Effects (Online)

John Akre

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, August 22-23, 9am-12pm, Starts August 22

Short Documentary Production (Online)

Thalia Drori Ramirez

6 sessions: Wednesdays, August 26-September 30, 7-9pm, Starts August 26

Introduction to Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects (Online)

Beth Peloff

3 sessions: Wednesdays, September 16-30, 7-9pm, Starts September 16


Elements of Screenwriting (Online)

David Grant

8 sessions: Mondays, July 13-August 31, 7-9pm, Starts July 13

Introduction to Writing for TV (Online)

Bo Kaprall

6 sessions: Tuesdays, July 14-August 18, 7-9pm, Starts July 14

Advanced Screenwriting (Online)

David Grant

8 sessions: Wednesdays, July 22-September 9, 7-9pm, Starts July 22

Short-Form Screenwriting (Online)

Matthew G. Anderson

6 sessions: Tuesdays, July 28-September 1, 7-9:30pm, Starts July 28

Advanced Writing for TV (Online)

Bo Kaprall

8 sessions: Thursdays, July 30-September 17, 7-9pm, Starts July 30