Youth Film Bursary & Film Summer School

This City of North Vancouver based High School Students (in grade 9 or above) can apply for a three week filmmaking course in downtown Vancouver in July, and also have the opportunity to have this course paid by the City’s “Youth in Film” bursary.

The City’s “Youth in Film” bursary is funded by the many productions that film TV shows, movies and commercials the City, and that contribute to this bursary.


Cinelab Summer School

This three week summer course is aimed for High School Students to create a unique short film from start to finish with the support of experienced professionals. 

There are bursaries available for students that 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. 

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

Apply for course and bursaries online

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 some City high school students can take this course for FREE.

Contact Info

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

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