For over 20 years The Cinematheque has traveled within the Lower Mainland and across the province of B.C. to bring media education into diverse classrooms and communities. Our wide range of workshops cover topics for youth and adults of all ages. Much is custom-designed; all is fun, interactive, challenging and on the cutting edge of today’s media trends. Our low rates reflect our non-profit status; we fundraise year-round to keep costs down, and support schools and teachers in grant applications to enable us to spread media education to every corner of the province. Contact us to see how we can support you in integrating media education into every subject.
For half-day editing workshops to week-long documentary video intensives, The Cinematheque provides knowledgeable instructors, video production and editing equipment, and a custom-designed curriculum to support youth in understanding how to create their own high quality video projects.
Covering topics as wide-ranging as civic engagement in the digital age to food marketing, our workshops support youth in thinking critically about the media they consume, play, and create every day. Students from K-12 find out that their favourite YouTube channel, video game, or app can be a part of their education, while educators learn how to use media to help youth analyze the manipulative and mediated world around them.
Trips to our downtown Vancouver theatre can bring your curriculum to life! From English classes digging deeper into Romeo & Juliet to French Immersion groups wanting to learn more and see Quebecois cinema on the big screen, we offer unique learning experiences with film studies workshops and field trips.
Whether you and your staff have a new set of iPads and want to learn how to maximize their video-making potential, or you’re looking to integrate critical thinking and media analysis into your History unit, we have a workshop that can support your goals. Interactive, interesting and fun workshops will engage every participant, and are always customized to ensure they are a perfect fit with your school.