FilmNorth Offers In-Person & Virtual Classes & Workshops

In-person classes will be held at FilmNorth, 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 120, Saint Paul, MN 55114 unless otherwise specified.

Covid Safety Policy for In-Person Classes & Events
FilmNorth is following CDC’s current COVID-19 variant guidance for Ramsey County:

  • People may choose to mask at any time. Masks are recommended for those who are unvaccinated, immunocompromised, or at high-risk for complications associated with COVID-19 variants.
  • People with any COVID-19 symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should stay home.
  • Masks are available for students who need them (one mask per student per class).

Virtual Classes
Participation in FilmNorth online classes requires use of the free Zoom cloud-based video conferencing service. For optimal performance we recommend that you install Zoom on your computer rather than running it from a web browser. We will e-mail students a course reminder and Zoom link a few days prior to the first session. Click here for a Zoom tutorial.

FilmNorth offers a low-income tuition price option for classes and workshops. We define a low-income household as follows:

  • Household of one with a total annual income of $25,000 or less
  • Household of two or more with a total annual income of $45,000 or less

A limited number of scholarships are available. Click here for guidelines and scholarship application.

Class registrations are accepted past the registration deadline if there are still openings available.

By registering for a FilmNorth class you are agreeing to our Community Values Statement.



Indie Film Financing with Stu Pollard

Stu Pollard

1 session: Saturday, June 17, 9:00 am-3:45 pm, Starts June 17

Introduction to Adobe Premiere [Virtual]

Beth Peloff

3 sessions: Mondays, July 10-24, 6:30-8:30 pm CDT, Starts July 10

Psychology of Cinema

Brenda Varda

2 sessions: Tuesdays, July 11-18th, 6:30-9:30 pm, Starts July 11

Neutral Scene: On-Camera Scene Study

Erin Roberts

8 sessions: Mondays, July 17-September 11 (no class 9/4), 6:00-9:00 pm, Starts July 17

Cinema Production Basics

Pam Colby

9 sessions: Thursdays, July 20-September 14, 6:30-9:30 pm, Starts July 20

Introduction to Adobe Premiere

Khalid Ali

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, August 5-6, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Starts August 5

Advanced Directing

Jake Yuzna

2 Sessions: Friday, August 11, 6:30-9:00 pm [virtual] & Saturday, August 12, 10:00 am-5:00 pm [in-person], Starts August 11

Production Audio

Owen Brafford

1 session: Saturday, August 19, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Starts August 19

Collage Animation with Adobe After Effects [Virtual]

John Akre

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, September 9-10, 9:00 am-12:00 pm CDT, Starts September 9


Elements of Screenwriting

David Grant

8 sessions: Tuesdays, July 11-August 29, 6:30-9:30 pm, Starts July 11

Elements of Screenwriting [Virtual]

David Grant

8 sessions: Thursdays, July 13-August 31, 6:30-9:30 pm CDT, Starts July 13

Advanced Screenwriting

David Grant

8 sessions: Mondays, July 17-September 11 (no class 9/4), 6:30-9:30 pm, Starts July 17

Advanced Screenwriting–TV Pilots [Virtual]

Jake Yuzna

8 sessions: Tuesdays, July 18-September 5, 6:30-9:00 pm CDT, Starts July 18

Introduction to Writing for TV [Virtual]

Bo Kaprall

8 sessions: Wednesdays, July 26-September 13, 6:30-8:30 pm CDT, Starts July 26