Why the Film.Ca Academy

Film.Ca Cinemas has over ten years' experience delivering quality children's educational and recreational filmmaking courses including our very popular Make-A-Movie Summer Camp. Now, Film.Ca is offering year-round programming as the Film.Ca Academy. Building on our past offerings, our range of courses are sure to please children who want to express their creativity through film and acting. Our curriculum is developed, approved and monitored by our certified teaching professional and our instructors have actual film industry education and experience. Students get hands on experience with professional grade, state-of-the art equipment, techniques and projects that will inspire them to grow creatively, develop strong teamwork skills and build meaningful knowledge of filmmaking and acting.

Our Team

Matt Edmondson

Matt has been an actor and musician for over ten years and has performed on stages such as Scotiabank Arena and the Canadian Tire Centre at We Day, alongside artists like Oakville’s own Johnny Orlando. Matt plays Jordan in the tv series…

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Bryn Perras

Bryn is the Managing Director of the Film.Ca Companies and has worked for the company in every capacity since a young teen. After receiving her Master of Science in Education and OCT (Ontario Certified Teacher) certification…

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Josh Aubin

Josh has been an instructor for five years for our kids programming and also works as a manager at Film.Ca Cinemas. He has a BFA in Film Studies and is an aspiring filmmaker with a background in both theatre and film…

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Jeff Knoll

Jeff is the Founder and CEO of the Film.Ca Companies. Making and showing movies has been his passion since a young boy. He is an entrepreneur, film/tv producer, actor, and an elected Town & Regional Councillor…

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We love to hear from our students and parents about their experiences!

“The movie class is creative, imaginative and lots of fun! My son looks forward to it every week. He is learning lots about acting, filming, and the Industry.”

- Meghan

“My son just completed the senior filmmaker class. It was amazing from start to finish! Top-notch instructors and state-of-the-art equipment create a cohesive and creative experience. It’s a must-try!”

- Gina

“What a wonderful camp! We think you adapted perfectly to make to make it covid safe and both my boys had a blast, asking to return again next year. I found all the staff very kind, knowledgeable (they all knew the children’s names, even from the 2nd day it seemed!) and lots of fun. If I had anything constructive to say, I certainly would but I can’t see anything to improve upon – congrats on running such a fabulous camp!”

- Catherine

“Fantastic camp as always, even with covid. My son had a great time and couldn’t wait to go back each day. Can’t wait for the red carpet event. Thanks film.ca!”

- Tabatha

“As usual my kids had a lot of fun! Your staff is awesome and we were impressed with the covid safety protocols in place. I always recommend your programs. Thanks!”

- Debbie

“All three of my kids had a fantastic day and have already asked to come back next PA Day, thank you to the wonderful camp leaders!”

- Dawn

“My son was loved the camp!! Everyday he would tell us all the cool things they did. He thought his team leader was awesome!! He’s looking forward to next year.”

- Eva

“Our son had a fantastic time and is really looking forward to the red carpet event!”

- Jason