Lind Prize Filmmaking Workshop

Presented with The Cinematheque

Interested in the work of local emerging artists? Want to make a short film inspired by The Lind Prize 2021 exhibition at The Polygon Gallery? This five-session workshop, runs weekly on Thursdays from October 14th to November 18th, will introduce participants to the basics of digital movie making, resulting in original short film projects that will be presented during a special event at The Polygon Gallery. No previous experience necessary.

Using smartphones and free video editing software, each participant will make their own original short film exploring questions and themes raised by the artworks at The Lind Prize 2021 exhibition.

This is a hybrid workshop hosted remotely via Zoom and other online resources (templates, instructional videos, handouts). The introductory session and the final screening event will take place on-site at The Polygon Gallery.

This workshop is available to anyone ages 16+ interested in making a short film project inspired by The Polygon Gallery’s Lind Prize exhibition. Guided by experts from The Cinematheque and The Polygon Gallery, participants will independently work through a series of activities, culminating in a 1–3 minute video that will be screened at The Polygon in December 2021.

Participants should expect to devote a few hours each week on their film project, in addition to the 90 minute weekly Zoom call. Facilitators from The Cinematheque will be available to answer questions and troubleshoot problems.

Required Equipment
Participants need a smartphone with a working camera and a computer capable of downloading and running Filmora X video editor. Participants will receive instructions and login information to use Filmora free of charge. If access to a computer or smartphone is a barrier, please get in touch with The Cinematheque at

Free and open to anyone ages 16+.

Joining us from outside of Metro Vancouver? We will contact you with details about how to access select artworks from the Lind Prize exhibition.

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Thursday October 14th – Welcome & Gallery Visit
Workshop facilitators will be on site to welcome participants and answer questions.
Alternately, participants are welcome to visit the exhibition on their own time.

Thursday October 21st – Concept Development
Zoom Meeting: 6–7:30pm
Participants will work through pre-production documents in their own time.

Thursday October 28th – Shooting
Zoom Meeting 6–7:30pm
Participants will shoot their film projects in their own time.

Thursday November 4th – Editing
Zoom Meeting 6–7:30pm
Participants will edit their film projects in their own time.

Thursday November 11th

Thursday November 18th–Rough Cuts & Feedback
Zoom Meeting 6–7:30pm
Participants will screen their rough cuts.
Feedback session with facilitators and guest artists featured at the Lind Prize exhibition.

December, date & time TBA–Special Showcase Event at The Polygon Gallery

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Part of the Emerging Artist Mentorship Program generously supported by




We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts



Image: Steven Cottingham, PostPhotoRealism (detail), 2021, video still, courtesy the artist.