The Cinematheque didn’t shy away from the challenge. They embraced it. And because of that, so did the youth. Hands down, a hidden gem. A highly refined resource I wouldn’t hesitate to access again.

- Kerrie Watt, Prevention Consultant Vancouver Coastal Health


Fun, exciting and educational, our projects stimulate participants at any level of filmmaking experience. In five days our exciting filmmaking program can take you from zero to hero through the development, filming and editing of short films. Respectful and experienced instructors can bring our professional, mobile media lab to your community centre, school or library. Our programs:

  •  Are fun, engaging and highly participatory
  •  Have the flexibility to fit any subject, group or learning objective
  •  Emphasize the process of filmmaking as an important site of learning and reflection.


To look at examples of mentored work, please refer to If you’re interested in a video production program, feel free to email us at education[at]

Funding for schools is available through school district and local funds, including ArtStarts in Schools (due in May and October each year) and the S’Cool Life Fund (due in January). Funding for organizations or non-profits can be organized in collaboration with the Cinematheque. For a list of available grants, refer to the BC Alliance for the Arts website.