The Ultimate List of Training-at-Home Sessions

CION has compiled this list of one-time sessions for film professionals to help them develop their skills and training.  There is invaluable information being shared in these sessions.

January 2021
January 21 Screenwriting: Revising Your Feature (Jan. 2021) Course applications are now being accepted. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 11 at 2pm PT. Course runs from January 21 to March 21. Revise your feature film screenplay, with an accomplished screenwriter as your guide. In this intensive live, eight-week online course, you will rewrite your screenplay through assignments and feedback from small group workshops. In class sessions, you will examine successful screenplays, gain a deeper understanding of core screenwriting concepts and how they move from script to screen. You will then move into a small group breakout session with a course advisor where you will workshop your writing and those of your peers, and continue to revise your script. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session with your advisor focused on your project. 

Currently, we don’t know of any upcoming events. Please check back soon or contact us if you know of an event you’d like us to include.

January 2021
January 27 Film Producing: Core Elements (Feb. 2021) Course applications are now being accepted. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 27 at 2pm PT. Learn the fundamental concepts of creative producing for independent fiction films—from development to financing to budgeting and more—with accomplished producers as your guides. In this introductory, live online course, you will become familiar with the basic tools and techniques used by producers to manage projects from development through distribution and you will create pitch materials to communicate your project’s vision to funders and key collaborators.
January 29 Webinar: Patty Jenkins: From Monster to Wonder Woman In 2017, Patty Jenkins made history as the first female to direct a big-budget studio superhero movie with DC Comics’ WONDER WOMAN, and she continues to break barriers with the recent announcement that she will helm the new Star Wars film, ROGUE SQUADRON. Join us for a special event during the 2021 Sundance Film Festival as we explore Patty’s journey from independent to big-budget filmmaking.
February 2021
February 2 Directing: Visual Storytelling (Mar. 2021) Course applications are now being accepted. Application deadline is Tuesday, February 2 at 2pm PT. Learn how to tell your story visually and hone your unique creative voice with experienced instructors as your guides. In this live online course, you will develop an in-depth lookbook showcasing your visual style for your film or series.
In class sessions, you will review clips that demonstrate exemplary visual storytelling, learn about the fundamentals, complete interactive exercises, and discuss core concepts with course advisors. Weekly homework designed to prepare you with the critical tools to employ an intentional visual approach to your work will be reviewed by your advisor.
February 18 Doc Filmmaking: Developing Your Story (Mar. 2021) Course applications are now being accepted. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, February 18 at 2pm PT. Learn the steps for developing a feature documentary--from conception and prep through production--with accomplished documentary filmmakers as your guides. In this live, online course, you will develop a compelling proposal for funders of your project.
February 18 Directing Actors (Mar. 2021) Course applications are now being accepted. Application Deadline is Thursday, February 18 at 2pm PT. Learn how to break down your script and elicit the performance that you want from actors with an experienced instructor as your guide. In this live, online course, you will break down scenes from assigned films for narrative and psychological transitions and then apply the concepts to your selected script in preparation to work with your actors.
March 2021
March 10 Directing: Core Elements (Apr. 2021) Course applications are now being accepted. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 10 at 2pm PT. Learn the core elements of directing fiction films—from pre-production to working with actors and more—with experienced directors as your guides. During this live, online course intended for those new to directing, you’ll learn how to assemble your crew, work with actors, and translate work from script-to-screen by directing and filming a scene. 

Currently, we don’t know of any upcoming events. Please check back soon or contact us if you know of an event you’d like us to include.

Currently, we don’t know of any upcoming events. Please check back soon or contact us if you know of an event you’d like us to include.

Currently, we don’t know of any upcoming events. Please check back soon or contact us if you know of an event you’d like us to include.