Documentary Production Certificate



Congratulations to Alumni Ali Grants whose film The Isobol Imprint is showing in this years VIFF  both in the cinema and on line and for receiving a development grant for her next project from Creative BC.

Recent graduate Damian McElgunn was profiled in the Vancouver Sun.  Congratulations to alumni Rosalie Miller whose important film feature Personhood  screened at The Doc New York Film Festival and to alumni Andrea Monteiro whose graduation film Ô Criatura: Navigating (dis)location was screened at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival and the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival. Congratulations to our Instructor Bojan Bodruzic for winning the Best Canadian Documentary award at the 2018 Vancouver International Film Fesival for: The Museum of Forgotten Triumphs 

The Documentary Production Program (full-time) is Vancouver's longest established intensive documentary training program. A 16-week professional program designed for students from diverse backgrounds, with some or no film experience, who are passionate about factual filmmaking.

The program taught by award winning documentary filmmakers, helps students develop thought provoking films about the world we live in. The program offers creative and technical skills needed to make professional documentary films using the latest camera and editing software in a production house environment. These films are broadcast, shown at festivals, screened on the web and used for promoting awareness in the community.

You will shoot, edit and collaborate on a variety of projects and produce/direct your final graduation film. You will pitch your film to industry professionals and come away with a portfolio worthy of film festivals, traditional and online distribution. The program is connected to a wide variety of industry professionals who come in as guest speakers and mentors.

The Documentary ProductionProgram participates in the Lifetime Alumni Program which means that students who achieve certification in the program are able to take any course in the Film Production Courses for free for the rest of their life. With the Lifetime Alumni Program, graduate students can come back to upgrade their skills at no cost. For information on the policies and restrictions for the Lifetime Alumni Program please talk to Annat Kennet, Program Coordinator.