Film Production

Filmmaking is a creative, dynamic process requiring the cooperation and creative input of many people. Good filmmaking requires that those involved have a broad knowledge base, something that is well addressed by the Film Production Program‘s position within the Faculty of Arts.

The goal is to graduate creative, independent filmmakers with the skills, ideas, and initiative to shape the industry. Students make short film and video productions, working together and on their own.

Successful graduates earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), major in Film Production.

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Admission to the major program requires an application. If you have any questions regarding applications, please contact the department.


Cari Green: Documenting Injustice

Recipient of the 2013 Mayor’s Arts Award for Film and New Media, Cari Green (BA ’69, MFA ’13) is giving voice to people’s stories through award-winning films.

Elle-Maija Tailfeathers: “Bloodland” accepted into international festivals

Bloodland, directed by Film Production student Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, has been accepted into the Riddu Riddu International Indigenous Festival in Norway and the Tulsa International Film Festival in Oklahoma. The film addresses the global impact of gas and oil exploration with a focus on the hydraulic fracturing in Kainaiwa, otherwise known as the Blood Reserve, in Southern Alberta.

Hugo Passarello Luna: Multimedia journalist and global citizen

Journalist and photographer Hugo Passarello Luna (BA’05) has won the prestigious Daniel Pearl Award from the Wall Street Journal and Sciences Po Paris for his article, “In a Buenos Aires slum, dreaming of Paris”.

Naomi Yamomoto: Taking the helm at the Ministry of Advanced Education

Naomi Yamamoto graduated from Arts at UBC in 1982 with a degree in Film and Television Production. With her new position in the provincial Cabinet, Yamamoto returns to engage with her alma mater and institutions across B.C. as Minister of Advanced Education.

Nimisha Mukerji: “65_RedRoses” selected for Oprah’s documentary series

UBC alumna Nimisha Mukerji (BFA '06) and co-producer Philip Lyall could hardly believe it when 65_RedRoses was selected for Oprah’s new documentary series, “Doc Club”. Surpassing all expectations, they were invited to attend the launch at the Sundance Film Festival.


Department of Theatre and Film
Theatre-Film Production Building
6358 University Blvd.
Tel: 604-822-6037