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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Sheridan grads' talents showcased at TIFF

Each year, the Toronto International Film Festival brings the latest must-see films to the city. Sheridan’s grads are often a big part of the talent behind the scenes on the buzz-worthy productions, and this year is no exception. More than 30 alumni worked on films that will screen, including this year’s opening night gala documentary, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band.

Sarah Gonyea's film makes semifinals of the Student Academy Awards

A film created by recent Sheridan Honours Bachelor of Film and Television graduate Sarah Gonyea made it to the semifinal round of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 46th annual Student Academy Awards.

Gonyea’s fourth-year Sheridan thesis film, Cosmo, was nominated by Sheridan faculty in the international documentary category. Cosmo is one of 81 films to advance for this year’s awards from more than 1,600 submitted from around the world.

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.


Maija Saari
Associate Dean
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Academic Portfolio Administrator
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Program Support Specialist
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Program Support Specialist
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Program Support Specialist
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