For over 20 years, The Cinematheque has offered film and media education programs and resources for youth, teachers and other community members. From intensive and engaging digital filmmaking programs to film literacy workshops and youth screenings at our theatre, we aim to foster an appreciation and passion for the art of film as well as an understanding of the impact of visual media in the world around us. We are especially committed to supporting a vibrant and active youth-in-film community in the Lower Mainland and throughout the province.

The Cinematheque’s programs are available to schools and organizations in the Lower Mainland and throughout the province, and are tailored to the needs and interests of each group. Our publications can be sent to any location.



Michael has more than 20 years of professional experience in the creative industries. He worked in over 25 national and international artistic productions, including production by the Biennale of Venice (Italy), Zuecher Theater Spektakel (Switzerland), and Thèâtre Le Grand Bleu (France). In 2007, he won the Italian National award for young actors (‘Prova d’Attore’). As a visual artist, he presented his work at the the Biennial of the Mountain, the National Exhibition “Art at the Center of a Socially Responsible Transformation”, and the IX National Exhibition “Saturarte”. He holds a PhD in Theatre & Museum, a MSc in Science Communication, and he has received professional training in theatre & education. As a videographer, he has written, directed, and produced short films in Italy, New Zealand, and Japan.


Tash King is a sociologist, writer, educator and mixed-media artist living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Coast Salish peoples. Graduating from Simon Fraser University with B.A degrees in Sociology and International Studies, Tash brings her own education and her passion for collaborative pedagogy to The Cinematheque, where she works on and facilitates media literacy workshops.


Cameron Mackenzie is a visual artist, screenwriter, educator, and filmmaker based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He studied Visual Arts at The University of British Columbia, and holds a BFA in Film Production/Criticism at Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts. His narrative, and experimental short film work has screened in various Canadian film festivals, and primarily explores the construction of identity, examining topics of psychology, sexuality, and intrapersonal relationships. In collaboration with The Cinematheque, Cameron primarily facilitates video production workshops, and creates educational film work to promote an appreciation for cinema.


Flick Harrison is a writer, media artist, filmmaker, hacker, community artist and educator in Vancouver.  Starting out on the CBC youth series Road Movies as one of Canada’s first professional videographers, he’s since made video in Pakistan, the US, Mexico and China.  As part of the Arts and Social Change project, he is studying community arts across Canada in conjunction with SFU, Concordia, U of A and U of T.  His work has been seen on dance and theatre stages, by millions of television, been nominated and won awards internationally, and slipped into, under and through almost every Canadian funding niche.


Byron Peters is an artist, writer, organizer, and educator based in Vancouver. His work critically engages the social impacts of emerging technologies, and takes the form of participatory video, sound, and public installations. As an educator, he facilitates workshops with The Cinematheque throughout the Lower Mainland. He has led undergraduate courses on time-based media and sculpture, and has given presentations on the politics of new media at The London School of Economics, The New School for Social Research in New York, and The University College of London. He has an MFA from California College of the Arts.


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