From summer filmmaking programs to monthly screening events, The Cinematheque Education Department is out in the community, and always has more ways for you to get involved with media education! Check out some of our current projects to learn more.
The Indie Filmmakers Lab is a two-week filmmaking program for aspiring independent filmmakers, ages 14-19. We invite passionate, bold, risk-taking artists who are eager to be inspired, develop their craft, and create a short film to be proud of. The Indie Filmmakers Lab, presented in partnership with SFU School for the Contemporary Arts, immerses filmmakers in an environment of creativity and innovation where they are encouraged to draw inspiration and ideas from art of all kinds – photography, painting, dance, music – and, with the support of Lab instructors and SFU artists, to collaborate to realize their big ideas with a team.
Canada on Screen is the most ambitious retrospective of Canada’s moving-image heritage ever mounted. In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, a list of Canada’s 150 essential moving-images works, based on a countrywide poll of critics, scholars, and industry professionals. Throughout 2017, The Cinematheque will present special free screenings, high school film studies workshops, and youth filmmaking intensives showcasing many of these 150 works. Please join us and discover the breadth, boldness, and wealth of Canada’s cinema history, a remarkable cultural legacy.
ALL AGES WELCOME! ► Cinema Sunday is an afternoon film program for children and their families.
In celebration of Canada’s big 150 (or sesquicentennial), Cinema Sunday patriotically presents “Made in Canada,” a yearlong engagement with family films hailing from the True North! Each month, we’ll screen an all-ages movie that showcases Canada’s extraordinary, diverse talents — both in front of and behind the camera — as well as the cities, landscapes, and cultures that make this country our home.
From September, 2014 to May, 2015, The Living Landscapes Youth Filmmaking Tour provided youth in small communities with artistic skills, technical training, professional artistic mentorship and access to video equipment to create video portraits of their lives within the remote landscapes of B.C. The films reflect a variety of styles – documentary, fictional narrative, and experimental – and showcase how participating youth express their interaction with their physical and social community through story. Each filmmaking intensive ended with its own community screening where the students shared and discussed their creative works with their audience.
The Media Literacy Roadmap was a special, one-time grant project designed to provide workshops and resources to Vancouver School Board educators and their students. The project partnered our team with Teacher-librarians and Teachers at participating schools where together we created workshops and resource materials on challenging media literacy topics, from civic engagement and social responsibility to consumerism and cyberbullying. The schools were left with a practical roadmap which they can use now and in the future when undertaking their own media literacy activities.
The Integrated Media Literacy Project was a special, one-time grant project designed to provide free, high-quality, in-class professional development to Lower Mainland educators. The focus was to integrate sustainable, simple and free online media tools into the Science, Social Studies, Language Arts and Math curricula while developing students criticality and media literacy skills. Teachers were provided with the tools to deliver media education and basic technical training to their students, while simultaneously engaging students in collaborative and challenging activities that powerfully deepened their learning.