Film, TV & Journalism

Welcome

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

Student and alumni works will screen at OFFA in June

Several alumni and students from our Animation and Bachelor of Film & Television programs will have their films screened at the Oakville Film Festival of Shorts this summer. This year’s event is taking place from June 17th to 22nd, with the launch taking place on June 17 at 7 pm.

Journalism students reflect on COVID-19 with the Pandemic Dairies

Eight of our Journalism students have chronicled 12 days of their lives during the COVID-19 crisis. Their stories, the Pandemic Diaries, can be read online.

BFTV students and faculty connect at Film and Television Conference

Earlier this month, our Bachelor of Film and Television (BFTV) students had the exciting opportunity to represent Sheridan and connect with industry at a film and television conference hosted by the Canadian Cinema Editors Group (CCE).

BFTV professor Victoria McGlynn and students Chen Sing, Emily Ryder, Tommy Gareau, Neal Shakyaver, Lexy Pakenham-Troth, Matthew Williams, Asad Chaudry, Baily Regier, Karin Elyakim, and Alex Burke attended four discussion panels. The panels featured a broad range of professionals sharing their expertise.

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.

Contact

Maija Saari
Associate Dean
Ext. 2176

Martina Sookbirsingh
Academic Portfolio Administrator
Ext. 8741

Lesley Brown-Patterson
Program Support Specialist
Ext. 2039

Kimberly Ramsahoye
Program Support Specialist
Ext. 8395

Barbara Mathieu
Program Support Specialist
Ext. 2392

Christine Franch
Program Support Specialist
Ext. 2571