Creative OUTlets

A free five-day filmmaking program open to self-identified LGBT2Q+ youth aged 13 – 19 from anywhere in British Columbia.

February 22 – 26

Creative OUTlets is a flexible, extracurricular virtual program that will take place in February and will connect LGBT2Q+ youth from around the province through a series of daily activities culminating in a short video project. Participants will learn the basic filmmaking skills required to execute a short film from start to finish using their smartphones and equipment they have on hand at home or at school. Each day, students will check in with the group through interactive live video sessions and online chat, and they will be provided with the materials and instructions needed to complete all stages of filmmaking, from pre-production to filming to editing. Presented by Out In Schools and The Cinematheque.

There will be two Live Sessions daily. Each day you can select either a morning (9:00 am – 10:00 am) or lunch (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm) session, whatever works best for your schedule! The second session will be held after school from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

Registration is open until February 15 at 5:00 pm. Questions? Email learn@​thecinematheque.​ca

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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.