Film Club for YOUth - Niagara Film Club
Cathy Carr, Film Program Coordinator  


Calling all Niagara Youth who love film! 

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is proud home to The Film House, an indie film house located on the bottom floor of the Centre in downtown St. Catharines. The Film House offers unique films in a modern cinematic environment and is the home of special events, panels and community gatherings. 

The Film House has now opened applications for a YOUth Film Club designed specifically for secondary school aged students in Niagara that will give them a chance to roll up their sleeves and get involved in animating one of Niagara’s cultural hubs with programs and events that matter to young people today.

About the Club: Our goal is to build a film culture for and with Niagara youth, engaging youth in developing skills that connect film programming to current issues and perspectives that matter to young people. 

Who can apply:  Applications are open to all students currently enrolled in secondary school education in Niagara. A group of 10 students will be selected for the 23/24 pilot project. This group will meet on a monthly basis to build projects and events for their peers at The Film House with the PAC’s programming team.
What to expect:
-    Learn about and help shape The Film House film program with titles, programs and special events
-    Attend ongoing monthly programming meetings and assist with tasks developed by the group 
-    Help decide films by giving feedback
-    Co-host and introduce films for your peers and community
-    Develop and host gatherings at The Film House throughout the year
-    Develop a “Big Project” for your peers - a Spring 2024 gathering that designed by the YOUth Film Group for peers and community.
-    Gain valuable experience in professional arts facility 

Perks of Being in The Film Club:
- VIP Film House Membership which included exclusive FREE entry to any film at The Film House all year (*subject to ratings, of course)
- The opportunity to design, develop and host events for your friends, family, peers and community
- Meet new people and get great hands-on experience developing events in the arts at Niagara's largest cultural hub

How to apply: Applications are open NOW and due on Friday 9 June 2023.
To apply to be a part of the club, email your written or video submission to Cathy Carr, Film Programmer, with answers to the following: 
1. Introduce Yourself - Tell us your name, school, the types of things that interest you.
2. Tell us about a favourite film you’ve seen recently and why you enjoyed it.
3. Tell us why you want to be a part of The Film Club.  

For questions and more information:

Cathy Carr
Film Program Coordinator