Youth Film Bursary & Film Summer School

Cinelab Film Bursary

The deadline for film bursary applications is 5 pm June 18, 2021.

Cinelab Application / Youth Bursary Form

City of North Vancouver based high school students (14-19) can apply for a two week summer filmmaking course in downtown Vancouver, and can apply for financial support from our 'Youth in Film' bursary. The City’s 'Youth in Film' bursary is funded by contributions from many productions that film TV shows, movies and commercials the City.

Cinelab Summer School

Program 1: July 5-16, 2021
Program 2: July 19-30, 2021

A two-week summer filmmaking programs for aspiring artists aged 14-19 presented by The Cinematheque in partnership with SFU School for the Contemporary Arts. Students will create a unique short film from start to finish with the support of experienced professionals. 

Bursaries are available for students who live, work, or study in the City of North Vancouver.

Student Filmmakers will be guided through the complete filmmaking process, from scripting to directing, from lighting to editing. The Cinelab will  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. 

Due to COVID-19, registration for Cinelab will be limited and separated into two programs. Program 1 will run July 5-16, and Program 2 will run July 19-30. Registration for each program will be capped at 10 to allow for social distancing and to reduce overall contacts. 

Course Overview

Cinelab immerses budding filmmakers in an environment of creativity and innovation where they are encouraged to draw inspiration and ideas from art of all kinds - photography, painting, dance and music - and, with support, can realize ideas with a team of peers.

After 2 weeks of scripting, production, and editing they will produce a fully realized short film.

Course info + apply for program and bursaries on the Cinelab website.

2019 Film Student Films

Date Night from The Cinematheque on Vimeo

Warning: Some content may not be suitable for children.


RESTarting... from The Cinematheque on Vimeo

Warning: Some content may not be suitable for children.


Thank You Film Productions!

Nearly every production that films in the City of North Vancouver donates a bursary, so that selected City high school students can take this course for FREE. We are grateful.

Contact Info

Clare Husk
Film & Community Events Coordinator
Tel: 604-982-3910
Cell: 604-679-2525

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