VANCOUVER, MAR 18, 2021 – While most of the world has felt lost amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the film industry quickly adapted and thrived. The centre of Canada’s film industry, Vancouver, British Columbia, continues to produce films, television shows and animated series that fuel our economy.
In a bold move, InFocus Film School, located in Vancouver’s Gastown area, is expanding to its second campus in the city. To InFocus Film School Executive Director Steve Rosenberg, this is not only a testament to the strength of Canada’s film industry, but a sign of hope for an even greater future.
InFocus Film School has managed to keep doors open and provide elite training to future filmmakers. Adapting to remote learning and COVID-friendly on-campus protocols, the school continues to funnel new filmmakers into Canada’s workforce. Their students have been hired by locally operated production companies like Warner Bros., Mainframe Studios, Hallmark Films, Disney and more in 2020. As a result, inquiries to study on campus have, to their surprise, skyrocketed.
“A lot of students are looking forward to coming back on campus,” says Rosenberg. “Additionally, in this time of uncertainty, a lot of people are looking to retrain and come back to school. One thing became very clear during the pandemic, and it’s that nothing can stop the film and entertainment industry. I think people are really starting to see this as a viable career path.”