Short Film Group: Gulf Islands Film and Television School
For over 20 years, The Gulf Islands Film and Television School (GIFTS) has been fostering the creative growth of junior (age 10–14), youth (15–18), adults (19+), school groups, French immersion schools, and aboriginal bands from around the world. Our spring and summer “Media Intensive” programs at our live-in facility have proven to be successful not only in equipping students with theoretical and technical training in media production, but also in increasing confidence and self-worth. As pioneers in the digital media revolution, GIFTS’ instructors are industry professionals who understand that new media producers must appreciate the importance of a good story well told, and have the ability to weave the technical with the creative using limited resources. This unique learning model has inspired and resulted in emerging media makers that can realize their true talent and potential. Every student leaves with a completed short film in our 6 or 13-day courses. The emphasis is on independent do-it-yourself rapid production, helping students to become media artists, not just cogs in the entertainment industry. Our students leave GIFTS empowered to continue to create.
Screening: Killer Fashion, The Music Box, Roadsides and Pillowcases, Oceans 62