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


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

Thursday March 7 - Saturday March 16

Kamloops Film Festival

The Kamloops Film Festival consists of more than 20 internationally recognized films screened over 10 days plus numberous events. Schedule

There are guest filmmakers and speakers, Q&A sessions, meet & greets, celebrations, discussions  over craft beer, and while wine tasting, and more. Schedule

Also there's a Darkfest for those who like horror and being scared. Schedule

There's also the Kamloops Independent Short Shorts Competition. KISS

For film previews, schedules and events schedules visit www.kamloopsfilmfest.ca

March 10, 2019 at 12:00 noon

Short Short Film Competition Screening

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.


Saturday, March 23 - Tentative

Voice-Over - Business of Being a Voice-Over Actor

If you want to be an Voice-Over Actor, you need to know the business side too.

To be held at Masstermind Studios - visit again for confirmation.

Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28, 2019

Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course $55.00

The Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course is sanctioned by the BC Film Unions and is a pre-requisite for all film unions.

The course includes motion picture production terminology, job identification and descriptions, and set etiquette. It also includes a big picture view of the motion picture industry in BC.

It is an excellent introduction to the motion picture industry and a way to determine if it's right for you. There are discussions about skillsets, and requirements for each job and how it pertains to what you wish to achieve.

The course is 2 days – usually over a weekend – and in Vancouver it usually costs approximately $170.00. However, in Kamloops it's $55.00.

Instructor is the Thompson-Nicola Film Commissioner Victoria Weller.

It will be held at Mastermind Studios, Kamloops.

Register at Kamloops' Mastermind Studios