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

Second Season of Wild Archaeology, created by FAAD Professor and Alumna, Launches

The second season of Wild Archaeology, a TV documentary series created by Sheridan alumna and Professor Tracy German, debuts Sept. 26 on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).

The series takes viewers on a Vision Quest through the mountains, waterways, plains and Arctic landscapes of Canada’s ancient archaeological record to discover first-hand the untold story of the original peoples of North America. The documentary’s crew consists heavily of Sheridan grads, including co-director and post-production supervisor Mikelle Virey (Advanced Television and Film (ATVF), 2012), editor Mike Patterson (Media Arts 2004), production manager Kyle Parry (Media Arts, 2011), digital media designer Jason Hunter (ATVF, 2009) and Owen Deveney (ATVF, 2009).

Sheridan Welcomes Alumni Behind Netflix Series Delhi Crime

Award-winning director and Sheridan alumnus, Richie Mehta, returned to campus on October 17 for a two-hour screening and talk.

Mehta (Advanced Film and Television ’02) and his fellow alumnus and creative partner Steven Bray (Media Arts ’02), spoke to students and screened the pilot episode of Delhi Crime, a crime-drama series The Hindustan Times calls "gut-wrenching, stylishly directed and passionately performed.”

CBC showcases four Sheridan student films for Absolutely Canadian series

Four films by students from three Sheridan arts programs have been licensed by CBC for Toronto Reel Shorts and Toronto Docs 2019, part of its Absolutely Canadian independent film showcase. Three of the films aired on CBC Toronto television this summer and one, Family Affair, will be broadcast September 21 at 7 p.m.

All four Sheridan student films will be available to stream on CBC Gem until January 2021.

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.

Contact

Maija Saari
Associate Dean
Ext. 2176

Martina Sookbirsingh
Academic Portfolio Administrator
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Lesley Brown-Patterson
Program Support Specialist
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Kimberly Ramsahoye
Program Support Specialist
Ext. 8395

Barbara Mathieu
Program Support Specialist
Ext. 2392

Christine Franch
Program Support Specialist
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