ZOOM Film Festival would not be able to run without the generous contributions from sponsors. The support, awards, equipment and training provided by sponsors is what makes the ZOOM 48-Hour Student Film Festival one of best festivals in British Columbia!
Mulgrave School has been the host and sponsor of the ZOOM Festival for over 17 years. By inspiring excellence – the continuous pursuit of personal best - in education and life, Mulgrave strives to equip lifelong learners to thrive in a culturally diverse and interdependent world and to embrace, with passion and confidence, their responsibility always to do their best to support others and to make a difference by serving their communities, both locally and in the world at large.
Vancouver Film School is proud to be a longtime supporter of the ZOOM Film Festival and is committed to fostering and supporting young filmmaking talent at a high school level. To help celebrate our partnership, VFS will be offering 3-Excellence in Craft awards. These rewards will provide the recipients with a total of $100,000 in tuition reduction. VFS offers 13 world-class, post-secondary programs—spanning every aspect of the entertainment arts—and that are developed and taught by award-winning industry professionals. Each program’s intensive curriculum evolves along with the demands of the industry, and the best, current industry practices.
New Image College is one of Vancouver's premier Trade Arts Institutions. Since its inception in 1980, New Image College has been actively involved and passionate about participating in community events and trade shows. In the last two years, the Film Acting Conservatory program has produced countless award winning actors including five Leo nominations, two Union of BC Peformer's Best Actor nominations and a Kevin Spacey Artist of Choice award.
Young Moviemakers has been a sponsor since 2015. Young Moviemakers is an award-winning acting and video production program for children and youth ages 5-17. Participants learn the importance of visual storytelling, scriptwriting, acting, editing and more, through the creation and production of a short film. Young Moviemakers' aim to create an interactive, youth-driven community through our hands-on workshops surrounding the media arts.
SchoolCreative is an acting and production school and has been a longtime sponsor of the ZOOM Festival. SchoolCreative provides the unique opportunity for actors, writers, artists and other creative individuals to develop their skills together. It is a thriving collaborative arts community focused on mentoring the next generation of creative industry professionals.
Gulf Islands Film and Television School has been fostering the creative growth of junior (age 10-14), youth (15-18), adults (19+), school groups, French immersion schools and aboriginal bands from around the world since 1995. GIFTS spring and summer ”Media Intensive” programs have proven to be successful not only in equipping students with theoretical and technical training in media production, but also in increasing confidence and self-worth.
Paul Donnett wrote his first play at five, his first produced film at eleven, his first published short story at twelve, and has worked as a journalist for publications and blogs across Western Canada since serving as arts editor for Simon Fraser University’s The Peak at 19. He wrote and illustrated his first children’s book the same year. An honours graduate of Vancouver Film School’s Writing for Film & Television program, he has since written, produced, directed and/or composed scores for independent film, online television, and corporate advertising. Co-host of Popkin Media’s Film Night with the Two Pauls and the Film Night podcast, he is also the head writer of the international graphic novel series, Shaka King of the Zulu.
Capilano University is a long-standing supporter for BC student filmmakers. Capitano University combines practice and protocol in the field, opportunities for technical, aesthetic, and creative innovation, and integrated theoretical and critical perspectives that allow graduates to be active contributing members of the industry, society, and community. The schools various film degree and certification programs are ideally suited to high school graduates, students who have tried other programs but want more specific training, and those who have some industry background and want to get a degree.
Reel to Real: A Celebration of Moving Images for Youth Society is a non-profit registered charity dedicated to showing the best in culturally diverse, and authentic programming for children and youth. The Society presents the annual Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth (R2R), and media arts programming year-round. Our mission is to: involve youth in actively viewing and discussing professionally made films, expose youth to new ideas and cultural perspectives, offer high-quality cinematic entertainment outside the mainstream, explore issues that are important to youth, engage youth in discussions with filmmakers about their work, increase understanding of the art and craft of filmmaking, and promote the production and presentation of high quality independent films for youth.