At FilmNorth, we’re remembering one year ago today. The day everything shut down and our lives were altered forever by a pandemic we didn’t fully understand. We honestly believed our doors would be closed for two weeks!
We are still amazed that our core staff (especially our education and youth programming departments) were able to move things online so quickly, and are forever grateful to our many associated artists who worked with us to help us re-imagine. We’re proud that we didn’t furlough any staff and that we kept all of our teaching artists employed. We also thank the donors who made the Film Artist Relief Fund possible. Within the first 60 days of the pandemic, FilmNorth was able to provide much needed financial support to filmmakers and crew members who suddenly found themselves out of work and in limbo as unemployment benefits and PPP loans were slowly launched.