Policies and Procedures


  • Registrations are processed on a first-come, first served basis, and in the order in which they are received. Montclair Film members can take advantage of priority registration when applicable in order to register prior to open enrollment. Registration will be processed only after payment has been received in full.
  • Montclair Film reserves the right to refuse admission or dismiss any student due to inappropriate, discriminatory, or disrespectful behavior.
  • All class confirmations will be sent via email to students upon completion of registration.
  • Classes that do not meet the minimum class size will be cancelled a week prior to the first day of the class, at which point students will receive an email from Montclair Film informing them of the cancellation.
  • Students will be required to pay in full even if enrolling after the first day of the specified class has begun.
  • All students attending In-Person classes must abide by Montclair Film’s COVID Protocol.

Temporary Refund Policy for Winter 2022

Montclair Film’s Refund Policy has been relaxed to address the uncertainties of COVID-19.

Full refunds will be provided in the event that a class does not meet minimum enrollment or is canceled by Montclair Film for COVID related reasons.

The Refund Policy is as follows for notification received:

  • > 4 weeks prior to class: 100% refund or a credit for the full amount
  • 2- 4 weeks prior to class: 50% refund or a credit for the full amount
  • 2 – 1 weeks prior to class: 50% credit for future class
  • < 1 week prior to class: There will be no refunds within 7 days of the start date or after the class has begun.

Please note: There is a $25 administration fee for cancellations not initiated by Montclair Film.

If Montclair Film deems it necessary to move in-person classes online, registered students who do not wish to take the class online, will be refunded or credited for any unused classes.

Students should submit notice of withdrawal to Education@MontclairFilm.org to be refunded or credited

Make Up Classes

Classes not held due to the instructor’s absence are made up at end of the session. Students missing class by their own choice will not receive a make-up class or refund.


Montclair Film will close for snow and inclement weather whenever the Montclair Public Schools are closed.

Student Injury Risk

Students assume all risk of participation in any and all classes, including by way of example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault.

Damaged Equipment/Lost property

Montclair Film is not responsible for any property that is left on the premises, and has no responsibility if such property is damaged or stolen.

Substitute Instructors

Montclair Film reserves the right to substitute instructors of equal knowledge, skills, and experience.


Montclair Film may, on occasion, document classes and student work using photography and video for promotional purposes. If you do not want yourself or your child photographed, please notify Montclair Film.


Montclair Film provides scholarships for students who qualify for financial aid.
For more information and to apply, please visit