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Do you have a passion for film and a desire to try something new?

Are you looking for ways to slow down and
appreciate the world around you?

If you are nodding yes, then this program is for you! 

Reel Youth's first ever Slow TV Film Program is a filmmaking workshop that brings young people together for an exploration of this emerging genre. This program is inspired by the meditative Norwegian slow TV phenomenon that invites viewers to slow down and experience nature and the world in real time. Our program will be entirely online and no filmmaking experience is necessary.

      In this FREE program, you will:                                                                                  

          • Learn how to plan, shoot, and edit an impactful piece of slow TV
             (up to 1 hour in length), all from home
          • Receive a $200 honourarium
          • Receive a one-year license for Adobe Creative Cloud
          • Work creatively with a small group of peers
          • Share a place or experience that is important to you
          • Learn and have fun!

Parts of your films will be featured at a virtual gala after the program and distributed on Telus' Optik TV, YouTube, and the Reel Youth website.

      You are:

          • Excited about filmmaking and interested in trying something new
          • Between the ages of 18 and 29
          • A BC or Alberta resident
          • Available for all 4 program sessions listed below
          • Available for course work outside of the session times
          • Able to access a computer or laptop that can run Zoom (details) and                  Adobe Creative Cloud (details).

We welcome any level of experience, and youth who are Black, Indigenous, POC, female-identified, LGBTQ2S+ or who have disabilities or face systemic or structural barriers are highly encouraged to apply and will be prioritized. Applicants from Medicine Hat and Penticton will also be given priority.

This program has 4 sessions and full attendance is required:

May 30           5 – 6:30 pm Pacific time
June 3            5 – 6:30 pm Pacific time
June 6            5 – 6:30 pm Pacific time
June 10          5 – 6:30 pm Pacific time
Date and time TBC:     Online premiere screening!


In our work we strive to embody what we hope to see in the world—a just humanity and community in which people are free to be themselves fully and without fear. A community where no one is exiled or silenced because of gender, gender expression, race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual/affectional orientation, age, class, physical character or disability. We believe in the power of storytelling to make connections across difference.

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