Online Courses

Enhance your skills with over 20 online certification courses. Learn on your own time from industry-leading filmmakers.

Learn At Your Own Pace

We know you're busy. That's why FilmSkills courses are designed around you. Each course is open for 3 months, so you can learn when you want, where you want.

Always Up-to-Date Content

We are constantly updating FilmSkills lessons with the latest videos and content. Your course is jam-packed with videos, illustrated articles, downloadable files, and even quizzes.

Earn Your Certification

Earn a personalized certificate of completion when you earn 85% or higher on any course. Professionals will be able to find you in the FilmSkills Certification Database

Learn from Oscar and Emmy Winning Filmmakers

Some of the most accomplished filmmakers in the world have come together to teach you their craft. Each course is taught by professionals who work on the television shows and movies you watch every day.

Stunning Content

Each course is jam packed with engaging videos, beautifully illustrated articles, quizzes, exercises, and downloadable files you can use on your own productions.


Earn your Certificate of Completion when you pass each course. Print and frame your own customized certificate, and be added to the Certification Database for Professionals.


Talk to other filmmakers around the world and in your community, compare notes, post questions, and network to enhance your skillset and grow your network.

Explore the Online Courses

From writing your script to working with a distributor and everything in between, FilmSkills is the film industry’s leading filmmaking resource. FilmSkills powers training programs in over 72 universities including Yale, UCLA, Emerson College, NYU, The Art Institute, as well as online certification programs for State Film Commissions.


Breaking Into the Film Industry

Screenwriting Course

Screenwriting - Using Final Draft Course

Pre Production

Producing Course

Scheduling and Budgeting Course

Production Design Course


Directing - Directors Craft Course

Directing - Casting and Working with Actors Course

Cinematography - Camera and Lens Course

Cinematography - Framing and Composition Course

Cinematography - Basic Lighting Course

Cinematography - Advanced Lighting Course

Cinematography - Grip and Rigging Course

Audio Recording Course

Documentary Filmmaking Course

Safety Training Course

Post Production

Editing Course

Audio Post Production Course

Distribution and Marketing

Marketing and Distribution Course

Do you want to learn everything?

We get it! There are so many exciting techniques to learn to improve your filmmaking skills, which is why we also built one incredibly massive course that includes EVERYTHING… including an additional 50 lessons not found in any of the above courses.

If you’re serious about improving your craft, The Complete Course is for you.