Film Camp

Overview of Summer Film Camp

  • View Official Film Camp Trailer here
  • Youth ages 6-18 create dynamic short digital films from start to finish
  • 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 digital film software
  • Professional instructors facilitate a safe, fun and hands-on environment for all types of learners
  • Participants work as a crew to develop the technical and creative skills of filmmaking as cooperation, communication and leadership skills are emphasized throughout the learning process
  • All programs run Monday–Friday, from 9am–3pm
  • The Graduation Celebration takes place on the last Friday. All family and friends are invited to a screening of the final films.

One and Two Week Programs for New and Advanced Filmmakers

NEW AGE GROUPS FOR SUMMER 2014

NEW – PRODUCTION CREW: 6-7 year olds

This camp offers the chance for each participant to script, storyboard, and star in their very own movies and short videos. All participants will be introduced to both technical and creative uses of the cameras, acting on a film ‘set’, and using fun editing techniques. A great opportunity for visual learners and budding performers, Production Crew could be the start of something big! No equipment necessary.

2014, July 14-18th, Monday to Friday 9AM-12PM
$150. See Registration and Bursary Information below for more details.

NEW – 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.

2014, July 21-25th, Monday to Friday 9AM-3PM
$300. See Registration and Bursary Information below for more details.

NEW – 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.

2014, July 21-25th, Monday to Friday 9AM-3PM
$300. See Registration and Bursary Information below for more details.

SENIOR DIRECTOR’S SEAT: 14-18 year olds

Earn 4 high school credits through SelfDesign High (not Selkirk College)
Grade 10, 11, 12 participants who reside in BC

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 Final Cut Pro and create an original soundtrack using Soundtrack Pro. 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.

2014, July 7-18th, Monday to Friday, 9AM-3PM
$400 for participants going into Grade 10, 11 and 12 who reside in BC and register through SelfDesign High.
$600 for all other participants. See Registration and Bursary Information below for more details.

Registration Information

To Register by phone: Call Selkirk College/Erin Potulicki 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-4:30pm

Parents who register more than one participant in a family automatically receive a $50 discount on each additional child.

Bursary Information

SELKIRK COLLEGE BURSARIES
For families who need various levels of financial assistance, there is a bursary program for the summer of 2014. Upon registering for your particular program, you must let the administrative staff at Selkirk College/Kootenay School of the Arts know you are interested in receiving a bursary.

Bursaries are first come, first serve and are offered up to 50% off the total program cost for families who demonstrate need. Request the application upon registering. Receipt of this bursary is contingent upon approval by the Selkirk College administrator.

KOOTENAY KIDS SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships are available for students ages 12 to 19, through the Community Directed Youth Activity Grant Fund administered by Kootenay Kids. Please contact Jordan Dupuis, Youth Grants Program Coordinator for more information about how to apply for a scholarship by phone at: (250)352-6678 ext. 235 or by email at: jordand@kootenaykids.ca

For Further Program Information

Contact Watershed Productions at 250.505.5169 or email info@watershedproductions.ca

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.

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.