about the Black Youth Filmmaking Fellowship Program

This summer program is  designed as an opportunity for Ottawa-based Black Youth ages 16-25 to acquire fundamental knowledge , build skills and gain experience towards building a successful career in the film, media and TV industries.

The program will provide hands-on curated workshops and masterclasses from industry professionals, access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment at Lenz Studio, and opportunities to network and build relationships with industry members. The program will culminate in the production of 2 short films addressing any social issue in the city of Ottawa, written and directed by  cohort participants. Participants will be key players in the production of these films alongside mentors in specific departments.

  • This program will enable its participants with skills that they can carry into their activism, their communities, and their future careers.
  • Receive hands-on media production training 

  • Network with industry professionals


become a summer fellow


  • Must be 16-25 years old
  • Identify as a person of color
  • Demonstrate a passion for media & film

Registration Deadline: JUNE 1st, 2022, at Noon.


As a tutor/mentor you will make an invaluable and well-deserved contribution  to the growth of our summer Fellows.  Mentors create a roadmap to help our Fellows overcome obstacles. For just a few hours a week in the duration of this program, you will help guide and support our fellows with subject-matter and industry knowledge. 


Interested in helping Black, Indigenous, and People of Color(BIPOC) youth develop talent in the film industry? Take this opportunity to become a sponsor.We greatly appreciate sponsorship in any capacity, and will always take the time to get to know you, so that we can ensure the best possible ways to reciprocate value to you and your company.

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