Creative OUTlets

A free two-day stop-motion filmmaking workshop for artists aged 13–18 interested in making projects focused on LGBT2Q+ identities, issues, and themes. Hosted by The Cinematheque in partnership with Out In Schools.

May 27–28, 12–3 pm
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 2021.

Register now!

Registration is open until May 17 at 12:00 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.