Cheryl leading the Making Queer Documentary workshop at UnionDocs
Cheryl leading the Making Queer Documentary workshop at UnionDocs


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 130 student filmmakers through the process of developing, directing, and editing their own short documentary films. Many of these films have gone on to screen at film festivals, win awards, and secure distribution.

Furjanic has also created and taught new courses at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study including From Raw Footage to Finished Film and Innovative Approaches to First Person Documentary Filmmaking. She was the lead instructor for an intensive 3-day workshop at UnionDocs called Making Queer Documentary where Furjanic bought together practitioners from all areas of the queer documentary world to explore creating LGBTQ+ nonfiction content with greater impact.

Cheryl is available to teach one-on-one documentary classes for individuals or small group classes. Read more about that here.

In addition to her work in the classroom, Furjanic is often tapped to participate on panels, lead workshops and Q&A’s, and give presentations about the documentary filmmaking process.