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Film Hub

About The Chang School Film Hub

The Chang School Film Hub is an Experiential Learning Exchange initiative designed to support emerging talent in The Chang School’s film community. Current learners and recent graduates of the Certificate in Film Studies have the opportunity to submit film proposals and if selected, they receive funding, access to equipment, and coaching from a film industry professional.

Giiwe: This is Home

Giiwe: This is Home is the first production completed through The Chang School Film Hub.  The documentary chronicles the journey of an indigenous man named Brent who was taken from his home during the “Sixties Scoop,” when an estimated 20,000 indigenous children were taken from their homes and placed into white, middle-class families. The film follows Brent as he attempts to reconnect with his long-lost siblings, home and culture. Giiwe: This is Home was made by Certificate in Film Studies alumni, Merle Robillard and Andrew Lau.

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Call for Submissions: Short Film Proposals

Attention current learners and recent graduates of The Chang School’s Certificate in Film Studies! Do you have an idea for a narrative short film? The ELX Film Hub can help you turn your vision into reality.

Deadline for submissions is April 27, 2018 at 4:00pm (ET).

The selected project will receive:

  • Funding for a short film (up to $18,000 CAD)
  • Access to The Chang School Film Equipment Rental Facility (applicants may request an equipment list by emailing
  • Access to a fully equipped editing suite
  • Promotion of film trailer via The Chang School’s various marketing channels
  • Access to ELX coaching from a film industry professional

Application Requirements

The producer and director must be current learners or recent graduates (Fall 2014 or later) of The Chang School’s Certificate in Film Studies. This includes Summer Film School. The producer and director can be the same person if necessary.

Voting Criteria

The Chang School Film Hub’s selection committee will use the following criteria:

  • Overall strength of film concept
  • Experience level and past work of key film crew
  • Feasibility of budget and scale of production

Maximum film length: 15 minutes

Duration of production: not to exceed four months

Finalists will be contacted for an interview. Please send any inquiries about the application process to

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