Two-week summer filmmaking programs for aspiring artists aged 14–19 presented by The Cinematheque in partnership with SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.

Program 1: July 4–15
Program 2: July 18–29

Location: SFU School for the Contemporary Arts
149 W Hastings
Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H4 

Daily schedule: Monday to Friday 9 am – 4 pm

Update: June 29, 2022

This summer, create a unique short film from start to finish with the support of experienced professionals. In small crews, participants will be guided through the complete filmmaking process, from scripting to directing, from lighting to editing. We provide an inclusive, welcoming, and creative space with professional equipment and experienced artists to facilitate the program. Established professionals from the Vancouver creative scene will deliver masterclasses. Completed works will debut at a special red carpet film premiere at The Cinematheque. 

The focus of these programs is to empower young artists to bring their creative visions to life through the visual language of film, with specific attention to the self-representation of minority groups. 


You can view the 2022 schedule here. Please note the schedule will be subject to minor change.

Masterclass Speakers

Creative Editing — Rami Katz (documentary filmmaker, The Issue of Mr. O’Dell; CBC Arts profiles on Dorrington Reid and David Lester)

Directing — Andrew Huculiak (film director/​writer/​editor, Violent; Ash)

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Registration: $650

Registration is capped at 16 per program (32 total). Accepted applicants will receive an email from cinelab@​thecinematheque.​ca with instructions for payment or (if applicable) bursary application. 

The Cinematheque is a not-for-profit organization and the program fee is subsidized by support from our sponsors. Our sponsors generously donate limited bursaries for participants who meet their requirements and/​or are in need of financial assistance. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please email us at cinelab@​thecinematheque.​ca.

Supported by:
The City of North Vancouver
Creative BC
SFU School for the Contemporary Arts

The Cinematheque is a film institute and media education centre devoted to understanding the art and history of Canadian and international cinema and the impact of moving images and screen-based media in our lives. With over 20 years of outreach experience, The Cinematheque engages with people of all ages through interactive film and visual media programs.

SFU School for the Contemporary Arts, situated in one of downtown Vancouver’s most dynamic and diverse neighbourhoods, offers a unique curriculum in which studio classes in dance, film, music/​sound, theatre performance and production, and visual art are integrated with the historical and theoretical study of the arts.