Why the Film.Ca Academy

Film.Ca Cinemas, with over a decade of experience in delivering quality children and youth educational and recreational filmmaking courses, including the popular Make-A-Movie Summer Camp, now offers year-round programming as the Film.Ca Academy. Our curriculum is developed and monitored by certified teaching professionals, and our instructors have actual film industry education and experience. With professional-grade equipment and hands-on projects, students can express their creativity, develop teamwork skills, and gain meaningful knowledge of filmmaking and acting.

Our Team

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. He has experience on film/TV…

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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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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 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

“My kids had the best time at film camp. The counsellors were amazing and made my anxious son feel so safe. Highly recommend this camp. Nothing but good things to say! Thanks to all the great people that made it so much fun for my boys!”

- Debbie

“My son attended 3 weeks at make a movie camp this summer and loved it! He’s already making plans for next year’s weeks. The staff are very good. Thanks so much for offering such a fantastic experience for kids Film.ca”


“Great value! my boys had a great time meeting new friends and doing the activities. From my point as a parent I liked the security for drop and and after care pickup. Children are noted when checked in, and at after care had to call specific # which kids are escorted to me outside instead of being mixed up with the people inside going to watch a movie. Will definitely be going back, thanks for a great day for my boys.”

- Lori

“Our daughter had a blast and today after attending to the Red Carpet event, we discovered the amazing work they did only in a few days. Way to go.”

- Jesus

“This was our first time attending a Film.ca camp. My 6yr old daughter attended. The staff were very organized, accommodating, and diligent about checking in and out. They provided many activities for the kids to do. Every day at pick up our daughter didn’t want to go home. Thank you to all the staff there for making such an amazing week for all the kids. Can’t wait for the red carpet event :)”

- Danielle