FilmCan & CineKids

What is FilmCan?

An online Video Competition for Students. Youth interested in content creation make short films and upload them to the VFF Vimeo channel.


What happens to the film?

  • The short film screens online with The Secret Garden from February 5-14 during the Victoria Film Festival
  • Winner receives an Adobe Creative Cloud (one year subscription) – provided by Adobe

The 2021 FilmCan Winner is Painting to Reality by Rosemary Sandell Evans from Lambrick Park Secondary School.


VFF Working with Youth

Young Filmmakers

The Victoria Film Festival offers a comprehensive education program for classroom and community outreach to youth groups, youth centres, libraries, and schools. In 2020, 453 youth were informed by Victoria Film Festival programming.

Filmmakers Into Schools

Guests of the Victoria Film Festival, including writers, directors, composers, producers and musicians who attend the festival visit local classrooms to talk about their art, offering advice about careers in the film industry and inspiring a new generation of filmmakers.

Let’s Make a Movie

Annually, the Victoria Film Festival will introduce youth to a lively full day hands-on class.


Participants will create a story and storyboard and then film and edit the work all in one day. That evening the film will screen at The Vic Theatre for our filmmakers and their friends and family. Sessions typically held at Victoria’s Public Libraries.

Snapshots: 1 Hour – Filmmaking Workshops

Snapshots is an interactive hands-on introductory filmmaking workshop led by experienced, award-winning local filmmakers and artists who teach youth the fundamentals of writing, lighting, editing, and camerawork through the use of smart phones and other do-it-yourself solutions.

School Screenings

Year-round at The Vic Theatre, and during the Victoria Film Festival, the VFF offers special screenings of great independent films and documentaries for local schools, inviting filmmakers and actors involved in these films for interactive Q&As.