VANCOUVER (LINK MAGAZINE) – Vancouver has been fighting to keep its Hollywood North title, with tax credit cuts and special effects studio closures contributing to the anxieties in the local filmmaking community. Such droughts in the industry normally correspond to a drop in newcomers interested in learning the craft. However, for those who are making their debut in the Vancouver film arts, the situation may not look as bleak.
The Lower Mainland houses many established film schools, with Langara, Simon Fraser and Emily Carr offering competitive training programs. One student filmmaker has shared the experience of making a feature film without the budget or the manpower of Hollywood giants.