• November 18, 2023 12:30
  • Film Career Event for Youth Aged 14–19

    Learning & Outreach

    An afternoon of panel discussions and network opportunities for youth interested in exploring career options in film. The Cinematheque’s Learning & Outreach team has invited a panel of filmmakers to share their experiences working in different areas of film production including directing, producing, cinematography, sound, and post-production. Panellists will speak from a range of perspectives and career stages including an emerging producer-director, a seasoned cinematographer, and a veteran film editor and VFX producer. Youth are invited to ask questions such as: Should I go to film school (and if so, where)? How do I get experience on film sets? What kinds of opportunities are there in Vancouver? What does a day in the life of a director/​editor/​sound designer/​producer look like? And more! Participants will also get the chance to meet other like-minded youth through workshop activities and demonstrations, as well as during a short reception. This event is aimed at secondary-school-age youth. Families and friends are welcome too!

    Registration is by donation with proceeds going toward the Learning & Outreach equipment fund. The Cinematheque’s Learning & Outreach team produces over 100 student short films per year. Expanding the inventory of professional filmmaking equipment will allow the team to offer more opportunities for youth across BC to participate in accessible filmmaking programs. 

    Panellists include Oscar-nominated sound engineer Craig Berkey (True Grit, No Country for Old Men), writer-director-producer Karen Lam (The Curse of Willow Song, Evangeline), editor and VFX producer David Legault (Elysium, Altered Carbon), cinematographer Diana Parry (Breakaway, The Tailor), and director-producer Thea Loo (No More Parties Productions, Inay).