A sign in Langford directs crews during the filming of a Hallmark TV Movie in April. The Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission is hosting its 3rd annual film and media career fair to the Camosun Interurban campus Dec. 7. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Victoria career fair highlights opportunities in film industry

Reel Careers in Film and Media fair set for Dec. 7 at Camosun’s Interurban campus

If you’ve been thinking about a new career, an upcoming film, television and new media career fair offers an opportunity to learn more about one of the Island’s emerging industries.

READ ALSO: New campaign aims to promote TV and film production on South Vancouver Island

The Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission’s third annual Reel Careers in Film and Media fair is bringing more than 40 industry professionals to the Camosun College Interurban campus for a day full of networking opportunities and career information both for high school and post secondary students. The commission also encourages attendance from skilled workers like electricians and carpenters, or anyone simply looking to make a career change.

The event will include interactive exhibits such as a grip and lighting display, a live motion picture camera demo and a mobile voice over studio. There will also be live discussion panels on topics like independent filmmaking and animation and story-boarding.

In a statement, Kathleen Gilbert, film commissioner for Vancouver Island South, says more skilled workers and people with transferable skills like electricians, hairdressers and accountants are needed in the industry.

“This is a rare opportunity for the public to speak directly to some of our local industry veterans,” she says.

The Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission promotes the local film and media industry to international filmmakers and organizes yearly training workshops and networking events in an effort to stimulate growth in the filmmaking sector.

READ ALSO: B.C. costume designer sews up future in film industry

The Reel Careers in Film and Media fair is on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Camosun Interurban campus in the PISE building (4371 Interurban Rd).

For more information visit filmvictoria.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Province asks health-care staff to be ‘vigilant’ in screening for possible coronavirus cases

This comes after U.S. health officials confirmed a case of the virus in Washington State

Victoria man out $6,000 in latest gift card phone scam

Fraudsters claimed to be a member of a bank’s “fraud sting team”

Homes fit for royals for sale in North Saanich

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have returned to Greater Victoria

Gold Rush star dons Lucky Lager shirt in latest episode

Brennan Ruault, originally from Invermere, joined the show in the sixth season

VIDEO: Protesters block entrance to Victoria government building to support Wet’suwet’en First Nation

Activists want Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs demands to be upheld, observed and respected

Boy, 13, arrested after alleged assault involving girl at B.C. middle school

Boy alleged to have used ‘inappropriate levels of force’ to injure the girl

B.C. player becomes only second Canadian to enter Hall of Fame of Baseball

Walker received 76.6 percent of the Baseball Writers of America Association vote

PHOTOS: Heavy snowfall breaks window, causing avalanche into B.C. newsroom office

It was a chaotic start to the week for the Kitimat Northern Sentinel

Canadian law firm launches class action on behalf of Iran flight victims

Flight 752 was shot down by Iran shortly after take off

Mission Hill cellarman fired after mistakenly dumping $162K of wine down the drain

The former employee filed a grievance with the West Kelowna winery but was unsuccesful

Police suspect foul play in Cowichan Tribes death

Police are looking at foul play in relation to a death on… Continue reading

Hospital patient pleads guilty to dumbbell assault of nurse in Abbotsford

Neale Heath admits to assault causing bodily harm in attack last September

Most Read