Film Camp

Overview of Summer Film Camp

Youth and adults create dynamic short digital films from start to finish in one and two week camps working alongside professional instructors in small groups. All sessions take place on the 10th Street Campus of Selkirk College where participants have direct access to professional camera gear and the latest in editing and special effects software. Participants work as a crew to develop the technical and creative skills of filmmaking as collaboration and leadership skills are emphasized throughout the learning process.

Since 2018 filmmakers Carla Sinclair and Colin Burwell of Empty Cup Media Inc., based in Ontario have run the film camp programs. Carla was an instructor in the first couple years the Summer Film Camp started and was instrumental in shaping the approach and programming you see at film camp today.

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Programs for New and Advanced Filmmakers

JUNIOR DIRECTOR’S SEAT: 8-10 year olds

Participants of this age range work together to make their very own digital films in front and behind the cameras. From Monday’s pitch to Friday afternoon’s screening, it’s a busy week of planning, shooting and editing for each and every filmmaker. Both new and experienced filmmakers welcome. No equipment necessary.

DIRECTOR’S SEAT: 11-13 year olds

The 11-13 year olds work together to make their own movies and short videos. Each participants gets hands on experience with storyboarding, cinematography, and using advanced editing techniques. Those participants keen to act will have a chance to shine. Both new and experienced filmmakers welcome. No equipment necessary.

ALL AGES DIRECTOR’S SEAT 8-13 year olds

Participants of this age range work together to make their very own digital films in front and behind the cameras. From Monday’s pitch to Friday afternoon’s screening, it’s a busy week of planning, shooting and editing for each and every filmmaker. Both new and experienced filmmakers welcome. No equipment necessary.

SENIOR DIRECTOR’S SEAT 14-18 year olds

During the first week of this hands-on program participants pitch, script, and direct their own short films using professional camera and sound gear. Once production is complete, the focus turns to editing, where participants learn advanced editing techniques using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. An emphasis on collaboration, responsibility and critical thinking run through all aspects of this intensive two week program. Participants do not need any gear or equipment to participate, but previous experience with video is preferred.

Registration Information

To Register by phone
Call Selkirk College/Erin Potlicki at 250-352-2821 ext 0 (for reception) or 250-352-6601 ext 13299

To Register in person
Visit the Selkirk College/KSA office at 606 Victoria Street Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm. Office is closed 1-2PM for lunch.

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Testimonials

My parents are planning to take my son to Hawaii this summer. Before they could finish telling him, he asked me to make sure that the dates didn’t conflict with his week at film camp.

Parent of 12 year old participant

Leadership, self-esteem, creativity and teamwork. That was the value of this film camp.

I want to be a film director, so this was the perfect experience to prepare me for a career in filmmaking.

In her role as mentor she encourages the next generation of filmmakers, the better to ensure our story, and stories that matter, continue to be told.

It’s not just about being in the movie. It’s about learning how to do it.

My son got pure satisfaction and pride from being in this program.

I highly recommend this camp because the instructors were excellent leaders for the kids and taught much more than video related skills.


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