Film Resources

Emily Carr University of Art + Design is a school of students, teachers, thinkers and makers unlike any other – at once laser-focused and infinite by practice and nature. Established in 1925, we are the only specialized, accredited, public, post-secondary university in British Columbia solely devoted to education and research in the creative sector and its associated knowledge economy.

NSCAD is not your average art school. From day one, our students are trained to experiment with new methods and materials across disciplines. Students who thrive here are risk takers. Rule breakers. Explorers. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Our extensive Media arts/film program offers you an opportunity to explore the practice, history, theory and analysis of film production and film art. The program combines comprehensive course options in different film production techniques with an academic overview to the history a theory of film arts. The major in Film allows you to explore film as an art form while preparing for the complex industry of filmmaking. With a focus on hands-on learning, the program weaves together currents of dramatic, documentary and experimental film practice. In collaborative projects, students rotate among many roles: writing, acting, direction, producing, cinematography, production design, editing, and sound design. Assignments progressively challenge you to create more ambitious work while gaining experience in location and studio processes, leading to a final-year thesis project.

OCAD University integrates art, design and digital knowledge with the social sciences, humanities and the sciences to deliver 18 undergraduate and seven graduate degree offerings, a business incubator, executive training studio, and dozens of vital research programs.

Film production is a hands-on program where you learn by doing. Filmmaking is a creative, dynamic process requiring the cooperation and creative input of many people. Good filmmaking requires that those involved have a broad knowledge base. The goal of this program is to graduate creative, independent filmmakers with the skills, ideas, and initiative to shape the industry.

Not only will you learn in the classroom and through assignments, but you will learn from more senior students as they assist on student film sets outside of class. Directed studies credit is possible for students who complete internships.

Department of Theatre and Film at UBC aims to develop each student’s imaginative, technical and intellectual skills as they prepare to embark on a career in theatre and film, whether it be in practice or research. We offer a variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate level in various theatre and film areas including acting, cinema & media studies, creative writing, design and production, directing, film production, film studies and theatre studies. (Continued)
In each program, our courses provide students with both the knowledge and practical experience of each discipline.

SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, situated in one of downtown Vancouver’s most dynamic and diverse neighbourhoods, offers a unique curriculum in which studio classes in dance, film, music/sound, theatre performance and production, and visual art are integrated with the historical and theoretical study of the arts. This meeting of creative practice with academic enquiry is a core value of the school and is enhanced by our attention to critical contemporary issues as well as our commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration both within the classroom and beyond. In this rapidly changing landscape, we encourage students to see art as a powerful instrument for critical expression. Working within the framework of Canada’s top-ranked comprehensive university, our internationally renowned faculty members focus on equipping students with the skills, discipline, understanding and creativity to excel in the arts in Canada and around the world.

This program assists BC residents with full-time arts training costs after they finish secondary school.

The Scholarship Program, the oldest program of Council, provides funding of up to $6,000 per year to outstanding arts students studying at the post-secondary level. B.C. residents attending full-time studies in a fine-arts diploma or degree program at a recognized college, university, institution or academy, in any country, are eligible to apply. Half-day high school dance programs may also be eligible.

This is a highly competitive, adjudicated process, and successful applicants will be assessed on their portfolio as well as the rest of their application. Recognized disciplines include arts administration, community-based arts practice, museology, conservation, dance, media arts, theatre, music, curatorial practice, and visual art.

We’re a next-generation university, continually reimagining the future of higher education. Located in the vibrant and multicultural city of Montreal, Concordia is the top-ranked university in North America founded within the last 50 years and annually registers some 51,000 students through its innovative approach to experiential learning and cross-functional research.

Film Production program integrates rigorous hands-on technical training with aesthetic, historical, commercial and theoretical topics that influence filmmaking today. Our approach pushes you to find innovative ways to express yourself through motion pictures. Every year, you work on the making of a film. In this competitive program, you’ll develop your craft and vision as a filmmaker under the supervision of established filmmakers, media artists and scholars who instruct and mentor you.

CapU transforms the lives of learners, employees and communities with experiences and engagement opportunities to actualize their passion and potential. We are a dynamic and accountable place of thought and action that inspires imagination, prioritizes health and well-being and positively contributes to people and the planet.

Motion Picture Arts Degree Lights. Camera. Action! Come and learn from industry professionals at CapU’s state-of-the-art Bosa Centre for Film and Animation. Combine practice with theory to create magic. We’ll give you all the tools to build your technical knowledge and creative confidence. You’ll learn the theory and history of cinema and develop your critical thinking skills. At the same time you’ll work through and gain skills in the different technical departments.

Your collaboration with fellow students on a variety of projects will give you the chance to try out different filmmaking roles as you decide on your focus. You’ll be working with up-to-date professional equipment that includes an 8000 sq. ft. sound stage, 3D camera rigs and a 3D editing lab.

Founded in 1967, Sheridan has grown from a local college of 400 students to one of Ontario’s leading postsecondary institutions, educating approximately 24,500 full-time and 18,500 continuing and part-time studies students every year on three campuses in three Ontario cities — Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga.

An award-winning institution, Sheridan attracts students from across Canada and around the world. Sheridan’s 190,000+ alumni play a critical role in shaping the future of our society in the fields of arts, business, community service, health, technology, and the skilled trades.

VanArts was founded in 1995 with Academy-Award winning animator/director Lee Mishkin as its founding program director. Recognizing the industry’s need for a skilled and specialized workforce, for 25 years VanArts has offered a variety of highly focused diploma programs designed to prepare students for work in specific areas of the media arts including Visual Effects Production, Game Art & Design, Character Animation, Professional Photography, Acting for Film & Television, Web Development and Broadcasting.

InFocus Film School is an independent film school built on the premise of providing an accelerated education in film and entertainment arts. Founded in 2010, InFocus has become Vancouver’s top cinematic arts training institution, offering diploma and certificate programs in film production, 3D animation, visual effects, screenwriting, and digital graphic design.

InFocus Film School provides a superior education through accelerated, hands-on learning. InFocus’ industry-professional instructors mentor students through interactive classes with a focus on building a strong portfolio. We encourage students to grow as visual storytellers, to realize their personal artistic visions, and to maintain creative autonomy as they enter Vancouver’s muti-billion dollar film industry.

Welcome to the Film Arts Department. The department is made up of working professionals who bring their expertise and experience into the classroom. Film Arts is for dedicated students committed to imaginative exploration and to honing and upgrading their skills and knowledge in film.

Langara College Film Arts utilizes professional equipment for our productions including (in 2019) the new Black Magic Ursa Mini 4K camera.The camera uses the EF lens mount, and a 4K Super 35 image sensor with global shutter. It is lightweight and perfectly balanced for handheld use and comfortable enough for all day shooting. It features professional 12G-SDI connections, a 5″ fold out touchscreen monitor and side grip with camera control functions as well as dual CFast card recorders, built in stereo microphones and more. (Continued)
In Summer Term, Film Arts student productions use the Studio 58 theatre, rehearsal rooms and green room/kitchen for set builds, rehearsals, meetings and classes.

Centre for Arts and Technology is not your typical community college or university. The foundation was built over 30 years ago by leaders in both media training and educational excellence. The journey has been long with many different paths being bridged together – the end result is one of Canada’s leading colleges in digital arts and technical training.

Today, we are recognized as one of the few schools that continually graduate successful students in the areas of filmmaking, animation, audio engineering, interior design, photography, graphic design, and network security.

But we are more than hallways and classrooms, instructors and students. Centre for Arts and Technology is a community that is built through industry contacts and advancing technologies. It is a college that nurtures students along their educational journey, providing challenges and opportunities, mentorship and motivation, all while fostering a collaborative environment where students can reach their full potential.

Vancouver Film School (VFS) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) have partnered to create the VFS-BCIT Pathway: a cross-institutional agreement enabling VFS graduates entry into BCIT’s School of Business. If you complete the entire pathway you will have the opportunity to earn a BCIT Business Management Advanced Diploma and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – the perfect complement to your creative education.

All VFS one-year programs prepare you for rewarding careers in the entertainment arts. The VFS-BCIT Pathway program gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to advance in your career by expanding your skills in business management, strategic and critical thinking.

Sleepy Dog Films is the brainchild of Ann Marie Fleming, an award-winning Canadian visual artist, writer, director, animator and cross-platform media maker who works in a variety of genres (animation, experimental, documentary and drama). Her filmography includes such acclaimed short films as I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors (2010), Big Trees (2013), and the animated web-series My Place (2009) for Discovery USA’s Planetgreen.com. Ann Marie adapted her 2003 award-winning animated documentary The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam into a graphic novel, which was nominated for two Eisner Awards in 2007 at San Diego’s Comic-Con International as well as being listed on the American Library Association’s Top Ten List for Tens.

Ann Marie’s 2016 animated feature Window Horses, about a young Canadian poet discovering her family history, received awards all over the world, including the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated feature, Best Animated Film at the Gijon International Film Festival in Barcelona and other awards.

Kathleen Jayme is an award-winning Filipina-Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC who is passionate about telling meaningful and personal stories. Her breakthrough documentary “Finding Big Country” has screened to sold out theatres and been met with critical acclaim. It was the winner of the 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival’s (VIFF) prestigious People’s Choice Award and the #MustSeeBC award as voted by the VIFF audience. In addition, “Finding Big Country” won Best Canadian Film at the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival, and won two Golden Sheaf Awards for Best Documentary POV and Best Multicultural film, among other festivals and awards. Since its initial worldwide release by TELUS, “Finding Big Country” has been programmed internationally by ESPN, ABC, and Amazon, and in Canada by Sportsnet, NBA TV, and Air Canada. Click here to watch Finding Big Country.

Kathleen is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Film Production Program and also worked at the National Film Board of Canada where she coordinated and oversaw over thirty documentaries, animations, and digital projects through all stages of production. She is the winner of the 2019 TIFF Pitch This! competition as well as the 2017 Storyhive 100K grant edition, and a fellow of the 2019 Netflix-Banff Diversity of Voices Initiative, the 2017 Hot Docs Documentary Channel Doc Accelerator program, and the 2017 Telus Storyhive Banff World Media Festival program.