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48hr Youth Film Challenge

48hr Youth Film Challenge

We are pleased to provide this 48hour Youth Film Challenge for our Film.Ca young people.

There are multiple opportunities provided throughout the year, for various levels and interests.

Junior Edition

This fun and immersive program challenges our Filmmakers (grade 5+) as they work together to create a collaborative short film in a limited timeframe.

Kicking off at 6:00pm on one day and running for 48hours to the following 6:00pm.

In the Junior Program, students have the opportunity to learn multiple jobs on set, from acting to directing and beyond.


NEXT SESSION: Winter Break 2018/2019


Senior Edition

In an effort to challenge our senior students (grade 9+), we offer an intense and fun experience with an opportunity. Students pick their focus: Actor or Film Crew.

This program runs a 48 hours. Kicking off at 6:00pm on one day and running for 48hours to 6:00pm.


Students can stay on site for the entire duration, or can head home for short breaks during “non-filming” hours.



Students work off site, in a group of their own creation, to complete the same tasks as our on site students.

Each group will pick up their package at 6:00pm on Kick Off Day. They will then have the same timeline to create (script, film, and edit) their finished product. A

Each group will pick up their package at 6:00pm on KickOff day. They will then have the same timeline to script, film, and edit their finished product which is due back to Film.Ca Cinemas at 6:00pm on Deadline Day.


NEXT SESSION: Winter Break 2018/2019




Craft Services (lunch and snacks) will be provided each Saturday and Sunday. For our Senior Program, dinners will also be provided.

All On-Site 48hr Challenge Programs use professional industry-standard film equipment, proper acting techniques and learning appropriate set language and etiquette, these programs are ideal for the budding Actor or Filmmaker in your family.

Arrived just in time for our 48hour Challenge! Black Magic: URSA Mini Pro, a professional digital film camera


These academic challenge is for the budding, enthusiastic Actor or Filmmaker in your family. Students should come ready and willing to work as part of a team, as they are introduced to the world of filming throughout each weekend.

At the completion of the Session, all students will have access to their final movie as an online download.
If desired, their final project can be provided on a Film.Ca USB, for an additional fee of $5.

Each session will also host a “Red Carpet” screening to allow our students the opportunity to invite friends and family to celebrate their project on the Big Screen. The date of this celebration will be announced the first day in the session.

Note: Professional Filmmakers take years to hone their craft; please have realistic project expectations of this 48hour challenge.

This Challenge will ONLY take place if the minimum number of participants have registered.


48hr Youth Film Challenge
First & Last Name
Age at time of program
Grade level at time of program
Your student's experience will be focused into one of these streams. If your student is interested in BOTH and has no preference, we will place according to where our needs are to meet minimum numbers.
This person will be our main point of contact
Please avoid providing HOTMAIL email addresses. We have found issues sending to these. Email will be our main point of contact; all information will be sent to this email
Please list someone other than Parent/Guardian if possible. "Parent/Guardian" will always be our first contact.
If selected, you card will be charged the indicated amount within the next 24 hours. If you would prefer to pay in person, please arrange to come in immediately to confirm your spot. NOTE: the full Session Fee must be paid prior to Session start date. If Session is cancelled, your payment will be refunded in full.
Three or four digit code on the back of your credit card
Signature of Parent/Guardian
Signature of Parent/Guardian