Film Events

See our Motion Picture Arts students bring their stories to life on film. With a variety of film events, we showcase not only the talent of our students and faculty, but also bring unique international films to our Welikoklad Event Centre Cinema. With two streams of Motion Picture Arts, Acting and Production, students collaborate from script to screen.


World’s Best Commercials - Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
March 24 & 25 | Welikoklad Event Centre Cinema | 7:00 pm  
$5 | Rating: TBD
As the world’s most prestigious and coveted advertising and marketing awards, Cannes Lions celebrates creativity by spotlighting best-in-class work from over 100 countries around the world.  An annual audience-pleaser you won’t want to miss.

Movies Worth Watching Series 
The Ten Commandments (1956)

It would take more than a man to lead the slaves from bondage. It would take a God.
April 13 & 15 | Welikoklad Event Centre Cinema | 7:00 pm
$5 | Rating: PG | 220 mins
The Motion Picture Arts program is pleased to present movie nights on the big screen. An award winning classic. The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. Thursday screenings are licensed events for adults only, with alcoholic beverages available; Saturday screenings are for all audiences.

National Canadian Film Day
Double Feature
April 19 | Welikoklad Event Centre | 7:00 pm
FREE | Not Yet Rated
National Canadian Film Day is a day to stand together with Canadians from coast to coast and celebrate the great cinematic stories we tell one another in this cold, vast country.

April 19th - 7:00 pm 
2006 | Director Rob Stewart | Run Time 89 min | Rated PG | FREE

Driven by a life-long fascination with sharks, filmmaker Rob Stewart sets out to dispel the myth that these majestic creatures are bloodthirsty, merciless monsters who prowl the seas in search of tasty swimmers. Filmed in gorgeous high-definition video, Sharkwater takes you into shark-filled oceans, exposing the true nature of sharks as well as the way human interference has turned this noble predator into prey. Stewart teams up with a rogue environmentalist group on a breathtaking adventure to battle shark poachers around the globe. His incredible journey will make you see sharks in a whole new light.
In February 2017 director Rob Stewart drowned in the Florida Keys filming the sequel to Sharkwater. We honour his commitment to the environment and to Canadian Film. 
Winner of many Audience and Critics Choice awards at film festivals around the world.

April 19th - 9:00 pm
1981| Directed by David Cronenberg | Run time 103 min | Rated R | FREE

After 10 seconds, the pain begins. 15 seconds, you can’t breathe. 20 seconds, you explode.
Scanners are social outcasts, the by-product of a failed experimental drug given to their mothers during pregnancy, and possess the unusual ability to read and control minds.
Security firm ConSec wants to harness these telekinetics and turn them into a powerful new weapon; however, Revok (Ironside) is hellbent on destroying ConSec and taking over the world. The only man who may be able to stop him is the stoic but equally powerful Vale (Lack).
Chaos reigns as the duo face off in a series of dramatic duels featuring some of cinema’s most jaw-dropping practical effects.
Busting heads and box-office numbers when it opened in 1981, Scanners demonstrates Cronenberg’s talent for accessible, fun and truly awesome science fiction.
"Cronenberg's fascination with the body and mind takes the form of a sprawling, paranoia-filled sci-fi thriller. Car chases, exploding heads, and a climactic, skin-bubbling psychic showdown. Bloody and brilliant.” 

Motion Picture Arts Third Year Film Screening

April 28 & 29 | Welikoklad Event Centre | 7:00 pm
Admission by donation at the door | 120 min                                                        
Not Rated - Violence and Language warning
Watch the growth of our third year students as they present a variety of class projects and completed films. Always unpredictable and always fun!

Film Works 2017
June 2 & 3 | Welikoklad Event Centre | 7:00 pm
Admission by donation at the door
Not Rated - Violence and Language warning
Join us as we celebrate the best films of the year by our latest graduating student actors, directors, cinematographers and all-around filmmakers.