This page is for persons wishing to work in the Film,Television and New Media industry,  collectively referred to as the motion picture industry, in British Columbia.

The Thompson-Nicola Film Commission offers events, courses and workshops periodically through the year, in partnership with Creative BC, Mastermind Studios and other motion picture industry stakeholders. 

The TNFC provides online vignettes and information for professional development, free of charge.

Also, ActSafeBC provides the Motion Picture Safety 101 course and many others online for free. The link is in the Online section on this page.

Scroll down for new courses and workshops, and for access to our online learning opportunities.

Visit Creative BC's website for a comprehensive list of motion picture post-secondary institutions (here).

Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops offers Film Studies including Film Camera Fundamentals (here) plus Communications & New Media courses (here).



January & February 2019

Production Crewing Up

Canadian Vancouver-based production company plans to film in the Thompson-Nicola region around Kamloops and is looking for crew. Please send your resume to tnfc@tnrd.ca

February 28, 2019 Entry Deadline

Short Short Film Festival

Create your short film (under 5 minutes) and enter into the Short Short Film Festival competition. The deadline to enter is February 28, 2019. The competition will be held at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2019 at noon. All amateur films from the TNRD are eligible. Fee to enter is $10 and cash prizes to be awarded to the winners.

More information at: Kamloops Film Festival

March 10, 2019

Short Short Film Festival

The competition finale at the Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2019 at noon. Short film judging and    cash prizes awarded to the winners. Come out and support our local film makers.




February 6, 2019

Grant Writing for Emerging Filmmakers Workshop - Free

Doors Open 5:00 pm     Class 5:30 - 8:00 pm


Using Hot Docs’ funding applications as examples participants will learn what funders are really looking for when evaluating a grant submission and will learn crucial tips on how to make their projects stand out. Come prepared with a project in mind that can be used during the hands on section of this workshop as you learn how to write your best grant application.

Register at Kamloops' Mastermind Studios


Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3

Film & TV Grip & Lighting 2-Day Workshop - Reduced $125

9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily

Calling all cinematographers, photographers, directors, producers and those wishing to work on crews in Grip or Lighting departments.

Work with motion picture lighting and grip lights, cable and equipment over 2 full days of hands-on experience. Instuctors are full-time, professional IATSE 891 Gaffer, Key Grip, Lamp Operator and Grip.

Register at Kamloops' Mastermind Studios



ACTSAFE BC - Motion Picture Safety 101 - Free

Online course required by all BC motion picture unions.

"This general safety workshop is designed specifically for the motion picture and television industry. Requirement to become an associate member with the Directors Guild of Canada as well as a permittee with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 669 (IATSE 669), the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 891 (IATSE 891) and the Teamsters Local 155. Great for beginners and veterans alike."

Plus it's good common sense to be educated in safety procedures in the industry where you wish to work.



Production Assistant - A Day on a Film Set - Free

Introduction to A Day on a Film Set as a Production Assistant. This training film will help you understand the basics of being a Production Assistant (PA) on set.

A Day on the Set


Understanding The Call Sheet - Free

Introduction to How to Read a Call Sheet. Understand the terms and what to look for.

Revenge of the Sage: Wells Gray Rides Again Call Sheet

How to Read a Call Sheet


Construction Coordinator IATSE 891- Set Building - Free

Introduction to Construction Coordintor, IATSE 891. This set construction took place just west of Kamloops, in the Thompson-Nicola Region, British Columbia.

Construction Coordinator