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$399 for a one-week media-intensive film camp, including room and board (an $860 value). Available Monday–Saturday sessions include:
- March 11–16 for youth aged 13–19
- March 18–23 for youth aged 10–19
- March 25–30 for youth and adults aged 13 and older<p>
$679 for a two-week directors’ program for youth aged 10–19, held March 11–23<p>
The media-intensive program gives aspiring filmmakers hands-on experience with provided professional equipment, and offers a variety of focuses in a spirited camp environment. Groups of three or four create a short-form video or animation, participating in all steps of the production process. The two-week directors’ program takes students on a whirlwind tour of the entire filmmaking process, starting with scriptwriting and ending with a screening of the final results, with lots of chances to pick up technical expertise along the way.<p>
The Gulf Islands Film & T.V. School
The Gulf Islands Film & T.V. School (GIFTS) was founded by a group of Canadian filmmakers and entrepreneur George Harris with a mission to offer hands-on learning opportunities during digital film production intensives. GIFTS students learn by doing with the help of a faculty of award winning media professionals including Velcrow Ripper, Nettie Wild, and Peter Campbell. Select alumni also return to the school to act as mentors. Located on Galiano Island, the school seamlessly blends a rustic camp environment catering to junior (ages 10-14 ), youth (ages 14-18 ), and adult (ages 19+) groups with cutting-edge digital technology, and courses focus on a variety of topics including documentary, visual effects, and acting on camera.