The certificate program’s greatest assets are its instructors. Many are award-winning professionals working in the film industry and are dedicated to help new filmmakers achieve excellence in their work. These instructors bring an enormous amount of diverse experience and passion for the craft of filmmaking to the classes.

Bojan Bodruzic Instructor - Cinematography/Audio and Film making

b   Bojan Bodruzic attended Simon Fraser University's Film Program and went on to complete a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing and Film Production at the University of British Columbia. His credits include his feature film 'Immigrant'. He works as a cinematographer, director/writer/producer and editor. His films have been broadcast and shown at numerous film festivals including Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films,  Sarajevo International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival,  Ajijic Festival Internacional de Cine [Mexico], and  Northwest Film and Video Festival. Bojan's film 'The Museum of ForgottenTruimphs ' was awarded the best Canadian Documentary film in the Vancouver International Film Festival 2018.

Carlos Canizares Instructor - Editing


Carlos is a freelance post-production designer, photographer and trained colourist. He has worked with local studios and organizations as an editor, motiongraphics artist, colourist and digital photographer.He trained at Langara on the Electronic Media Design program where he discovered a love for digital editing and went on pursue film studies. He is a certified Apple Instructor and has been a post -production trainer on the Digital Film program since 2013.

Paul Donnett Instructor - Screenwriter

Paul Donnett is a writer and specialist in the design and delivery of job-specific adult education for film, television, animation, game, and emergent media production. His vast writing experience includes The Good Wife, The Big Bang theory and the Feature film Kismet.

Mary Frymire Instructor - Directing and Documentary Camera

Mary Frymire is an award-winning Director, Producer, Writer and Showrunner. Mary recently won awards for Best Director and Best Writer for Takaya: Lone Wolf. Also featured at Yorkton Golden Sheaf Awards, IWFF, Sunset FF LA and the Grierson Awards UK.With over 33 years’ experience in diverse genres, Mary has developed, directed and produced over 400 hours of production projects in over 80 countries. Specializing in high-end cinematic sequences, producing narrative and vérité documentaries, focussing on character-driven, documentary-based narrative and factual projects. Experience in POV docs, natural history, wildlife and cultural projects, often working in remote locations and communities. She has worked with Networks: CBC, BBC, ARTE, Animal Planet, Discovery, APTN, Smithsonian, Channel 4, Bravo, Hallmark, OWN, Lifetime, Oxygen, Wham, Unapix, Nickelodeon, Fox Network National Geographic, ID Discovery International, OLN, Travel & Escape, Life, Slice, W Network, Discovery Canada, Discovery USA, Channel 5UK, Vision TV, Knowledge Network, CTV, VTV, Global TV, WTN UK, Yorkshire TV and Central TV, UK. Mary is a Film and Television graduate of Capilano University and furthered her craft at Simon Fraser University, The Banff Centre for the Arts and the London Film and Television School, UK. She is also an alumna of the Women in the Director’s Chair, Career Advancement Module in Vancouver for her feature film: ‘Epiphany.’

Cari Green Instructor Documentary Production

cCari Green is a leading film and television producer with over twenty-five years experience in film and television, and a solid background in distribution, sales and marketing. Cari has owned and operated four independent film companies and has produced the works of renowned Canadian and International filmmakers includingScaredSacred, 2006 Genie winner and The Corporation, an international theatrical hit feature film. Previously, Cari shaped a film distribution company (Moving Images) into a viable entity for emerging and established filmmakers. Cari is a longtime advocate for the Canadian film industry, serving on many organizations in executive and board positions including: DOC, Women in Film and Video, Hot Docs, DOXA, and the First Weekend Club. Cari produced the DVD of ScaredSacred for distribution in North America in May 2006, followed by Australia and New Zealand. She is also developing an innovative project with the National Film Board of Canada, The Global Women's Memorial Website. Cari is a recipient of the Women in Film lifetime achievement award and recipient of a 2013 Mayor's Arts Award (Film and New Media).

Roy Hayter Instructor - Directing

r  Roy studied at the London School of Film. He began work as a Commericals director and went on to establish his own companies; RH Productions Ltd and Shadow Films Ltd, directing episodic television drama, producing and directing docu-dramas, documentaries, industrials, multimedia presentations for world fairs and international exhibits. He has written several screenplays and a television pilot which he produced and directed and sold to a national television station. He also has produced and directed over 125 television commercials, both in local and national markets.He has earned 27 local, national and international awards and acclamations for his work. Roy is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada and is the Representative for the Directors Caucus Committee – 2016/2017.

Sarah Hedar Instructor - Editing

Sarah Hedar is an award winning Editor whose numerous credits include the Feature film SGaawaayK’uuna:Edge of The Knife Winner for Best Editing in a Motion Picture Drama – Leo Awards 2019, Now Is The Time Winner for Best Editing in a Short Documentary – Women in Film Int’l Film Festival 2020. Her credits include Feature Films for Shoreline Entertainment, TV series and Documentary films for for the CBC, Aptn, Slice Network, Knowledge network,NFB and NSI and more.

Paul Jensen Instructor - Canadian Cinema and Screen Writing

j  Paul Jensen has dedicated his life to the film arts.  Writer, Film Scholar & Instructor, his commitment and passion for cinema and the visual arts has labeled him a ‘walking encyclopedia’ of classic, modern, Hollywood, and international cinema. Paul continues to expand his career on independent film projects, from writer to director, actor to editor. He currently co-hosts The Two Pauls, a web series dedicated to film, as well as a regular movie podcast called Film Night.Having branched out into the Games Industry, Paul has worked with Vancouver-based video game company BigPark, Microsoft in the conceptualization and development of stories for Xbox Live games. A founder and Master of Ceremonies of the Vancouver Club’s Film Club, he holds lecture-based film events on a monthly basis. Paul writes for the popular website Taste of Cinema while also being a regular guest for Kirk LaPointe on Roundhouse Radio. Regularly invited as an Academic Leader and Guest Speaker to schools and universities both locally and internationally, Paul presents workshops on Storytelling for Film & Video Games.For further insight into Paul's thoughts on cinema along with movie reviews, check out his Official


Annat Kennet Program Head and Instructor

aAnnat, as a producer/director/editor has worked extensively for the BBC, Channel 4, Cannon Films and others as an Editor on dramas, documentaries, music videos and commercials. She also worked with Eric Clapton, Julian Temple and The Rolling Stones, and is a former juror of the Gemini awards for editing. In recent years before moving to Vancouver she was awarded the tender by Carlton Television and the British Film Institute to run large scale professional training programs for novice filmmakers going into Broadcast Television and was Head of Film and Video at Pimlico Arts a vocational training program for aspiring Independent filmmakers.

Michelle Morris Instructor - Producing

Michelle Morris is a producer based in Vancouver. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production from York University (Toronto) and Master’s in Leadership and Negotiation, Film Producing, from Staffordshire University (UK). She recently produced the feature film RED SNOW. Other internationally celebrated films produced are: MPPIA hort film award winner GOOD GIRLS DON’T worldwide winning 16 awards to date. Michelle is a member of the Canadian Media Producer’s Association, a Trans-Atlantic Partners alumnus and a First Assistant Director member of the Directors Guild of Canada. Her 30-year film and television career in the DGC began on projects such as Disney’s THE SANTA CLAUSE, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall’s A MAP OF THE WORLD starring Julianne Moore and Sigourney Weaver, Miramax and Guillermo del Toro’s thriller, MIMIC, and most recently, ABC/Disney’s ONCE UPON A TIME.  She has been the Program Manager of the prestigious Women in the Director’s Chair Workshop to cultivate women directors in Canada.

Devan Scott Camera Instructor

 Devan Scott has worked as a cinematographer, colourist, and occasional director for ten years. As a cinematographer, his work has screened around the world at the Toronto International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Clermont ISFF, and Busan IFF among many others. As a colourist, his clients have included Google, Film Boldly, the NFB, Wondershare, and

Jonathan Tammuz Instructor - Directing and Production

 JJonathan Taummuz is a Graduate of the Nationl Film School UK.An  experienced Producer and Film Director whose work includes the oscar nominated short "The Childeater" and five Genie ( Canadian Academy )awards and 6 BC film awards for "Ruperts Land "including Best Director. Other credits include the TV Series Street Time for Sony Pictures, Minotaur for ColumbiaTri-Star, Commericals and more. He is currently in Post- Production for Red Snow Feature film.