The Adventures in Film Camp is part of the Powell River Film Festival specifically designed for young filmmakers. During the day, participants learn from pro media artists, attend interesting seminars by established directors, filmmakers and media experts, gain hands-on, practical experience making videos or animation, and have the opportunity to collaborate with and be inspired by other young filmmakers.
In the evenings, participants have the opportunity to enjoy and analyze the Festival films, and socialize with media-savvy Festival attendees and industry people at the receptions.
Participants leave the camp with the full experience of video production, including teamwork and troubleshooting, have a short film for their demo reel, and friendships that may well develop into further filmmaking collaborations.
The camp is fast-paced and fun, and our past participants have been thrilled with the outcome!
When is it?
The 2019 Adventures in Film Camp dates will be announced soon!
Who can Participate?
Participants will be selected from:
• The local student population
• The 5-Minute Film Contest winners
• Youth sponsored by their local Rotary Clubs
Download a PDF of the Film Camp Rotary Registration Package-2018
If you’re interested in joining the 2019 camp, we encourage you to contact your local Rotary Club, and/or enter a short video in our CONTEST! You can also contact us for help securing a spot. Details to follow.
Videos from our 2018 Film Camp
Crew: Emily Lim, Larissa Lingkost, Max Chiasson, Shay Lalor
Crew: Gordon Ludvigson, Robbie Baker, Jacob Pleasants, Rachel Chen
Crew: Malcolm Crock, Etienne LaFrance, Caitlin Mazzelli, Michael Munday
Crew: Gracie Craig, Ben Collings, Alex Lundgrin, Jessica Koebel
Crew: Chloe Elzer, Mark Lindenthale, Ian Boyd, Quinn Churchill
Check out our Youtube Channel for more student films.
Film & video professionals interested in working at the camp can contact The Powell River Film Festival.
Info for Rotary Clubs
Your club might like to sponsor a youth filmmaker in the Powell River Rotary Club’s “Adventures in” program, and may use revenue raised through gaming fundraisers. Please download our application package or fill application online (below), contact the Film Festival with any questions, and see if your local high school can recommend students who would enjoy three days at film camp! In the past, participants have been sponsored by Rotary Clubs on BC’s Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, Fraser Canyon, the Kootenays, and Alberta, as well as Rotary Exchange students… clubs farther flung (even outside Canada) are also welcome to participate!
Online payments: your club is able to pay securely via PayPal (registration forms & waivers can be sent separately).