Film Bursary

City of North Vancouver based High School Students (in grade 9 or above) can apply for a two 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 film productions who visit the City to film TV shows, movies or commercials and who contribute to this bursary.

Indie Filmmakers Lab

For the past ten years, the City has partnered with The Cinematheque Education Department to provide City youth with practical filming experience. In 2015, Cinematheque formed the Indie Filmmakers Lab in collaboration with SFU School for Contemporary Arts. The Indie Lab offers youth a two week summer course taught at SFU’s School for Contemporary Arts in Gastown, and welcomes aspiring independent filmmakers from across the Lower Mainland.

The Indie Filmmakers Lab 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 team of peers.

After two weeks of scripting, production, and editing, a moment of inspiration will have become a fully realized short film, which will be presented on the big screen with an audience.

If you’re an artist who is eager to be inspired, develop, learn about all aspects of filmmaking, and want to create a short film to be proud of, the Indie Lab experience would be an ideal course for you. Find out more here.

Indie Film Lab & Bursary Applications - Deadline to apply is mid-June.



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 & Shipyards Liaison
Tel: 604-982-3910
Cell: 604-679-2525

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