Film, TV & Journalism


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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Exploring Media’s New Frontiers: Summer Interdisciplinary VR Project at SIRT

Over two days in June, a cross-disciplinary team utilized the motion capture system at SIRT (Screen Industries Research and Training) to record the performances of three motion capture performers. SIRT is Sheridan’s research centre at Pinewood Studios in Toronto.

Female Alumni in the Film and Television Industry

In the wake of International Women’s Day, students in the Honours Bachelor of Film and Television program were treated to an evening of insight, anecdotes and advice from four accomplished female alumni at a special Sheridan event. Organized by the Sheridan Women in Film and Television (SWIFT) club, a student-led organization, the event built off the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day – #pressforprogress.

“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.

Seventeen Sheridan alumni take Canadian Screen Awards

An impressive 17 Sheridan alumni were recognized at the Canadian Screen Awards on March 31, 2019 in Toronto.

Grads won across 11 categories, with Michael Fukushima (Animation ’85) winning in two categories: Best Animated Short for Animal Behaviour, and Best Virtual Reality Game for Museum of Symmetry.


Maija Saari
Associate Dean
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Martina Sookbirsingh
Academic Portfolio Administrator
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Lesley Brown-Patterson
Program Support Specialist
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Tammie Tesone
Program Support Specialist

Barbara Mathieu
Program Support Specialist
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Christine Franch
Program Support Specialist
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