Creative OUTlets

Free two-day stop-motion filmmaking workshops for artists aged 13–18 interested in making projects focused on 2SLGBTQIA+ identities, issues, and themes. Hosted by The Cinematheque in partnership with Out In Schools.

Fall 2021
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free!

Equipment needed: Smartphone with working camera
All other supplies provided by mail

Create new worlds and make your ideas come to life! This two-day virtual workshop will introduce participants to the basics of movie making with a series of stop-motion animation projects. Mentors from Out In Schools will support youth as they explore queer themes and their expression through the medium of animated film, and professional filmmakers from The Cinematheque will advise students on the technical aspects of their projects. Participants will create, find, sculpt, paint, and draw objects that will appear to move on their own through techniques such as claymation and pixilation. 

Participants who complete and submit their projects will receive a Creative OUTlets gift bag, and will enter a draw to win professional filmmaking supplies and equipment. Prizes including a new Google Pixel 4a smartphone, a Manfrotto fluidhead tripod, JBL headphones, and more! All projects will also be eligible for screening at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival in August 2022.

There will be two rounds of Creative OUTlets in Fall 2021!

Round One
For Indigenous youth anywhere in BC!
October 28–29, 12–3pm, via Zoom
Optional session November 1
Register now!

Registration is open until October 24 at 5:00 pm.

Round Two
For all youth anywhere in BC
November 4–5, 12–3pm, via Zoom
Optional session November 8
Register now!

Registration is open until October 31 at 5:00 pm.

Questions? Contact learn@​thecinematheque.​ca or info@​outinschools.​com

We acknowledge the support of the BC Arts Council and Canada Council for the 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.

Out In Schools is an award-winning program that brings films into classrooms to inspire youth to step into the challenges and the triumphs of LGBT2Q+ communities. We engage youth through film in the promotion of safe and inclusive learning environments, free from homophobia, transphobia and bullying.

[Image Descriptions: (Left) Art supplies on a light pink background. Included are felt-tipped markers, bits of clay, clothes pegs, scissors, and patterned paper. (Right) Art supplies on a light pink background. Included is a pencil and eraser, patterned rolls of tape, bits of clay, paintbrushes, and cut-up patterned paper.]