Film, TV & Journalism

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The Department of Film, TV and Journalism is comprised of programs in media, live action and documentary production, as well as journalism content production for print, broadcast and digital media, across a range of credentials. Our students graduate ready to work as film, TV and documentary-makers, editors, writers, cinematographers, reporters, anchors, producers and directors in a variety of creative industries. Our alumni have exceptionally high rates of employment in the media and journalism sectors, both locally and internationally.

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Highlights

Honours Bachelor of Film and Television student chosen for the 2019 CBC New Indigenous Voices training program

Congratulations to Chyann Maracle, a 2019 graduate of our Honours Bachelor of Film and Television (BFTV) program – and one of only two Ontarians to be selected for the 2019 CBC New Indigenous Voices training program presented by The National Screen Institute (NSI).

Through the 2019 CBC New Indigenous Voices program, Chyann hopes to develop a stronger connection between her Indigenous identity and her identity as a filmmaker.

Sheridan alumni, students to screen films at Oakville Film Festival

Sheridan will have a strong presence in this year’s Willson Oakville Film Festival, which runs from June 20 to 23. The Film Festival, produced by the Oakville Festivals of Film and Art, aims to screen films that tackle diverse social issues affecting the community.

Seventeen grads worked on seven of the featured films that will be screening at the festival.

Students and Alumni score big nominations at the annual Canadian Cinema Editors Awards

An impressive 11 Sheridan alumni and 2 current students are being recognized at the Canadian Cinema Editors Awards this month. Alumni from our Advanced Television and Film and Media Arts programs are nominated in 8 categories, with two of our Bachelor of Film and Television students, Brendan Barnard and Zachary Roth, chosen in the Student Merit Award Category for their work on After Animals (Barnard) and Rosie (Roth) respectively.

“A Voice for Change: The Laura Hillier Story” wins First Prize in TVO’s Short Doc Contest 2018

BFTV student Sarah Gonyea’s short documentary film A Voice for Change: The Laura Hillier Story won first prize and the People’s Choice Award in TVO’s Short Doc Contest 2018. The film focuses on the story of Laura Hillier and her battle with leukemia, detailing her determination and efforts to change Canada’s health-care system so that more patients can have the resources they need for treatment.

Bachelor of Film and Television Student David Cartwright wins Best Documentary in the Canada Shorts 2018 Film Festival

Fourth-year Bachelor of Film and Television (BFTV) student David Cartwright has won Best Documentary in the Canada Shorts 2018 Film Festival, for his short documentary Walter. Cartwright and his crew developed Walter during their third year in the Bachelor of Film and Television Program. The Canada Shorts Film Festival showcases both Canadian and International artist short films, with their mission focusing on awarding work made by indie filmmakers and small film-crews.

Contact

Maija Saari
Associate Dean
Ext. 2176

Martina Sookbirsingh
Academic Portfolio Administrator
Ext. 8741

Lesley Brown-Patterson
Program Support Specialist
Ext. 2039

Kimberly Ramoshaye
Program Support Specialist
Ext. 8395

Barbara Mathieu
Program Support Specialist
Ext. 2392

Christine Franch
Program Support Specialist
Ext. 2571