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Studying Film in Canada: What You Need To Know

Curious about studying film in Canada? Keep reading for the complete run-down on what you need to know! So you’re thinking of studying film in Canada as an international student? Canada is home to a billion dollar TV and Film industry, with much of the action happening in Vancouver, BC. Whether you’re interested in directing, […]

How To Fund Your Short Film in Canada

Are you looking for ways to source funding for your Canadian short film? Check out these best funding opportunities for indie filmmakers!   Canada has a wealth of funding opportunities for emerging and established filmmakers. In particular, there are a group of major agencies that are commonly the go-to resources for Canadian short film creators. […]

How To Market Your Documentary on Social Media

Social media marketing has revolutionized the way people market their business, and documentary filmmaking is no exception. It’s true that nothing can replace the buzz created by a festival screening, but using social media can effectively create awareness around your film. Perhaps even helping you land big opportunities like those all-­important festival screenings! Failure to […]

Why Should New Directors Make Horror Movies?

New directors should make horror movies! Don’t believe us? Read the scary truth below! Written by Johnny Papan   Horror isn’t a genre often associated with prestige. In fact, only 6 freaky films have ever been nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. One of the most recent being Jordan Peele’s directorial debut: Get Out. […]

5 Steps to Getting Your Movie Idea Made in 2021

Getting your movie idea made starts with one thing: a great pitch! Read this article to see how you can write a great pitch in 2021!  By Ryan Uytdewilligen   You have a great movie idea. Perhaps you’ve even written your first screenplay. Getting your movie idea on screen can be a beastly journey.  Crafting […]

VSFF Presents: InFocus Student Film Showcase

Written by Tajmee Ali Vancouver Short Film Festival (VSFF) is launching online this Friday, Jan 22 – Sunday, Jan 24! VSFF is an annual festival devoted to celebrating talented short filmmakers across the Canadian West Coast. Founded in 2005, VSFF is committed to linking artists and industry professionals, cultivating a community passionately bound through the […]

What Are LED Lights? How to Use Them On Set In 2021

AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF LED LIGHTS AND THE REVOLUTION OF LIGHTING. Written by Devan Scott There’s a revolution going on in the world of lighting! For decades, film lighting has involved using some combination of halogen, incandescent, HMI, and fluorescent sources. Nowadays, all of this is changing and fast: LEDs, or Light Emitting Diodes, are […]

InFocus Film School Launches Advanced Documentary Program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHcE-aalyqQVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Study Documentary at Canada's #1 Indie Film School (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHcE-aalyqQ) By Felicity Flesher   Coinciding with the celebration of InFocus Film School’s 10th anniversary, the Vancouver school is launching a brand-new Advanced Documentary Program for experienced filmmakers. Beginning in Fall 2021, the diploma program will nurture creative professionals […]

8 PERFECT GRAPHIC DESIGN PORTFOLIO TIPS

A graphic design portfolio is crucial in landing you a job and getting new clients? Check out these tips!  By Felicity Flesher    Every aspiring and working graphic designer needs a stellar graphic design portfolio to showcase what he or she can bring to the table. Often, it is the first introduction to a potential […]