Cheryl has been teaching documentary filmmaking at New York University in the Graduate Program in Culture & Media since the year 2000. During this time she has guided more than 100 student filmmakers through the process of developing, shooting, and editing their own short films.
In the spring of 2017, Furjanic developed and taught a new graduate-level course for NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study called From Raw Footage to Finished Film. In May 2017 she was the lead instructor for an intensive workshop at UnionDocs called Making Queer Documentary where Furjanic bought together practitioners from all areas of the queer documentary world to explore creating nonfiction content with greater impact.
In addition to her work in the classroom, Furjanic is often tapped to lead workshops, Q&A’s, and presentations about the documentary filmmaking process.