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Program Code: 04831
Credential: Advanced Diploma
Start Dates: September
Program Length: 6 semesters
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Humber is proud to have the highest graduate employment and employer satisfaction rate of the GTA colleges based on Colleges Ontario’s key performance indicators for college graduates in 2022-2023.

Program Overview

Humber’s Film and Television Production program is a hands-on media production training program. Since 1968, our program has been training students in a wide variety of media production techniques encompassing all production stages - from development to delivery. Ours is a learn-by-doing system where professors guide and mentor students in the art of visual storytelling, employing industry standard practices while embracing innovations in an ever-evolving media landscape.

In our program you will:

  • fine tune film and TV production abilities using industry-standard production equipment in large, well-equipped studios and state-of-the-art video and audio editing suites
  • gain valuable experience in every aspect of production including scriptwriting, lighting, direction, shooting, post-production, distribution and exhibition 
  • complete your education with training in business and marketing, opportunities to connect with industry professionals, and a final-semester field experience
  • premiere your work at high-profile program showcase screenings

Films produced in this program have screened at film festivals all over the world. Notable graduates include producer Frank Siracusa, scriptwriter Noelle Carbone, and cinematographer Rob Scarborough, just to name a few.

Work-Integrated Learning  

Students will participate in a mandatory which takes place in the last semester of study. After completing a field experience preparation course, students will be supported in marketing themselves to prospective employers to find a field experience that aligns with their personal career goals.

Humber has strong relationships with numerous television and film production, post-production, lighting and sound companies, giving you an advantage when applying for your placement.

Media, Creative Arts, and Design Students Vote for the Future

Students from more than eight Media, Creative Arts, and Design programs worked with Villamedia to test the company's AI-driven generative art project, Vote for Peace, and to learn how the technology may be used in the future.

2016 Film & Television Production Documentary Screening

FMTV Documentary Screening

Watch the video to see the FMTV 2nd year students showcase their documentary projects at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.

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Humber Reel

Watch the video to see some of the amazing work done by our Film and TV Production students.

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Voorje

Watch the video to see the work done by our Film and TV Production students.

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Machinima

Watch the video to see Film & TV Production and Game Programming students partner to create a video game.

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Voyeur - Best Student Film

FMTV Grad Matthew Read and his film Voyeur won the Norman McLaren Award for Best Student Film at the 2016 Montreal World Wide Film Festival. Watch the trailer for Voyeur.

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Watch the video to see how Humber's third year FMTV students showcased their final Independent Projects and commercials at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema for friends, family and industry personnel.

Synopsis

16-year-old Nadzija is forced to the limits of her humanity in order to survive the Bosnian War. She is accompanied by Vesna, a widowed mother of an infant boy, as they attempt to reach a refugee camp together. The consequences of their actions continue to haunt them decades later.

About Bosniak

Bosniak is a short film written, directed and produced by Film and Television Production (FMTV) Diploma program graduate Kejd Kuqo. Since the film's completion, it has been generating buzz on the festival circuit worldwide. Below is a list of past and upcoming festivals that have or will be screening the film.

Festival and Awards Screenings

Below is a list of all the festivals and awards Bosniak has had the pleasure of screening at.

  • Air Canada On Route Film Festival
  • Big River Film Festival (Best Student Film)
  • Cannes Film Festival Short Films Corner
  • Concordia Film Festival
  • Festival Du Nouveau Cinema
  • First Step Film Festival
  • Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival
  • Future of Film Showcase
  • HollyShorts Film Festival
  • InShort Film Festival
  • Montreal World Film Festival
  • Riverrun International Film Festival
  • Snowtown Film Festival (Best Foreign Film)
  • South East European Film Festival
  • Sunscreen Film Festival West
  • Toronto International Short Film Festival
  • Toronto Youth Shorts (Industry Choice, Achievement in Film Directing- Fiction, Audience Choice)
  • Winchester Film Festival
  • Worldfest - Houston (Remi Winner)
  • Yale Film Festival

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Watch the video to see Film & Television Production students receive hands-on industry-specific training in the facilities of IATSE 873.

Expert Faculty

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Eric Cator

Eric Cator is an educator, filmmaker, and artist with over 20 years of experience working in the television and arts industries. He works as a sound recordist, editor, and storyboard artist on television series, documentaries, and commercials, working on projects that have aired on networks including CBC, Bravo TV, and TVO.

Eric has taught filmmaking at multiple institutions, including teaching in the Film and Television Production program at Humber College since 2009. As a professor, Eric is committed to creating positive learning environments where emerging filmmakers can develop their skills and launch their careers.

Narrative storytelling is at the root of all his professional work; he is very proud to have been able to play a role in the telling of so many great stories through the years and looks forward to the stories still to come.

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Nathan Hughes-Berry

Nathan is a U.K.-born Toronto based filmmaker focused on work that deals with overcoming traumatic situations.

His short film The Substitute won a Kodak Student Scholarship and screened at over fifty film festivals worldwide (Montreal World, Dresden, Brno 16). His following short, Rape Card, was screened at Montreal World, Underwire and Nitehawk and was funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council and Shorts TV.

He is an alumnus of Berlinale Talents and completed masters degrees in screenwriting at Central Saint Martins and in film at York University. He currently teaches Film Production and Screenwriting at Humber College and Laurier University. 

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Matthew Kennedy

After four years with the British Consulate in China, Matthew returned to Canada to study and make films. With a diverse background in the film and television industry, he has worked as a DP and director in scripted, documentary and commercials, winning awards and screening work globally. At Humber, he teaches film production with a research focus on emerging technologies. Matthew holds an MFA from York University.

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Kazik Radwanski

Kazik Radwanski (he/him) is a feature film writer/director/producer, co-founder of Toronto-based production company MDFF (Medium Density Fibreboard Films), and a full-time professor in Humber’s Film and Television Production program. Kazik’s latest film Anne at 13,000 ft premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, was nominated for four Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Director, and was awarded the $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award from the Toronto Film Critics Association in 2021. His other features include Tower (2012), which had its world premiere at the 65th Locarno International Film Festival, and How Heavy This Hammer (2015), which had its international premiere at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. Kazik served on the Platform Competition Jury for the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival and was the 2022 Universal Studios Canada Screenwriter-in-Residence at the University of Toronto. He has produced and distributed many features through MDFF, including Tales of Two Who Dreamt (2016) by Nicolás Pereda and Andrea Bussmann, Ms Slavic 7 (2019) by Sofia Bohdanowicz and Deragh Campbell, The Maiden (2022) by Graham Foy, Queens of the Qing Dynasty (2022) by Ashley McKenzie, and Concrete Valley (2022) by Antoine Bourges. Since 2017, Kazik has programmed and hosted MDFF Selects, a monthly screening series at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. 

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Asis Sethi

An alumna of TIFF Talent Lab, Women in Director's Chair and a former Playback Magazine 10 to Watch, Asis Sethi is a South Asian Canadian filmmaker who graduated from Humber College where she currently teaches film and television directing. Her career in broadcasting spans over 15 years as a producer and a host on lifestyle shows. Asis has created over 100 hours of content for television. Her REMI Award winning short on menstruation, A Bloody Mess, was screened at 30 film festivals. Her 16-episode documentary television series on Sikh shrines in India, Darshan Dekh Jeeva, was funded by the OMNI Documentary Fund. She directed a documentary on post 9/11 effects on turban wearers, The Colourful Crown, which premiered on OMNI Television nationally. Her short film on postpartum depression, Rock the Cradle, was funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and made its world premiere at the Female Eye Film Festival.

Asis is an alumni of CineFAM's Limitless program through which she developed a proof of concept for her feature Slam Dunk, Sehaj! It was supported by the CFC/Netflix Calling Card Accelerator and also won Caribbean Tales' The Big Pitch at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2022. The feature project has also received development funding through the Canada Council for the Arts. The film made its broadcast premiere on CBC and is now on CBC Gem. Asis was one of the 25 pitch participants for the Netflix Banff Diversity of Voices Fellowship for the Banff World Media Festival 2023.

Asis is also a mentor at WIFT Toronto, Oya Black Arts and the M Film Lab.

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Lia Tarachansky

Lia Tarachansky is an Israeli-Canadian journalist and filmmaker born in the Soviet Union. Her video journalism covered American politics, the Middle East, and Canadian-Indigenous relations. She has made several short, experimental and feature-length films, ranging in style from investigative to experimental, for BBC World, The Guardian, TeleSUR and Naretiv Productions. Her films won awards and toured globally. Lately she's been making multimedia like Augmented Reality and soundwalks, poetic shorts and reading barely comprehensible books for her PhD in Media Studies. She teaches at LIFT, Humber College and York University. For more info, check out liatarachansky.com and naretivproductions.com

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Eva Ziemsen

Dr. Eva Ziemsen is a professor and program co-ordinator of the Virtual Production Graduate Certificate in the Faculty of Media and Creative Arts (FMCA) at Humber College. She is a researcher, educator, and filmmaker with 20 years of experience. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, an MA in Feature Film Development and a Micro-Credential in Virtual Production completed at SIRT Centre. Eva teaches courses in Virtual Production and has been developing and implementing new innovative VP curriculum at Humber College for several years. Eva is an early adopter of Virtual Production and Metaverse technology, she has made films in virtual worlds and has taught in the Metaverse.

Eva co-led the research of two applied research projects related to the Metaverse in 2022/23, including SoTL, “Harnessing Higher Education in the Metaverse" and the NSERC-funded Applied Research and Technology Partnership (ARTP) grant, “Metaverse-Based Virtual Simulations for Virtual Production and Customer Engagement, Education and Training” with APG Media Group. Eva Ziemsen received the President’s Research Excellence Award 2023 for these collaborative research projects. With a vision to democratize filmmaking and innovate in online curriculum delivery, Eva previously initiated a collaboration called, In-Engine Virtual Production - A Collaboration between GAME and FILM," for which the team won the 2022 League of Innovation of the Year Award. The project garnered international recognition from Unreal Engine. Eva Ziemsen continues to connect curriculum to industry via partnerships and applied research in virtual production, AI-driven media creation, real-time filmmaking and the Metaverse.

Study Abroad

We offer many global opportunities for you to explore during your time at Humber! We live in a very interconnected world and by participating in a global opportunity, not only will you gain new skills, but you may also be eligible for academic credits and/or co-curricular record (CCR). Some of the global opportunities at Humber includes Summer Abroad, Semester Exchange, faculty-led trips, Humber Global Summer School and many others! To learn more, please visit Humber Global Opportunities.

Your Career

Take action with a fast-paced career in the growing film and television production industry.

Our program has prepared thousands of graduates for a range of permanent and freelance positions in television, feature film production and post-production. These positions include writing, directing, producing, camera operation, cinematography, sound recording, and picture and sound editing. Additionally, graduates work in casting, location scouting, marketing and distribution. 

Humber works with our industry partners to use their expertise in designing the program, ensuring you earn an industry-respected credential that opens doors for you.

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Film and Television Production - 2018 Graduate Film Showcase

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Watch the video to find out about Humber's Film and Television Production advanced diploma program.


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How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by July 15, 2024 to receive your Application Fee Credit. Applications for September will remain open as long as the program availability status shows Open.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Matthew Kennedy, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4489
matthew.kennedy@humber.ca

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Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

Admission Requirements

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission selection is based on the following five requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

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    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • Information Session

  • Applicants will attend an information session, during which they will complete a writing sample on a topic assigned during the session. Applicants must register for this session. See below for registration instructions.

    Registration Instructions

  • Questionnaire

  • The questionnaire will focus on your interest in the program and knowledge of the industry. You are encouraged to answer the questions as fully as possible.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.

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Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Quad-Core i5 Quad-Core i5 or i7
OS Win 10 64bit v1803 or macOS 10.13 or newer Win 10 64bit v1803 or macOS 10.13 or newer
Memory 16GB 16GB
Storage 250GB SSD 500GB SSD
Monitor 1280 x 800 1920 x 1080 or higher
Other 1 Gigabit Ethernet for HD, 2GB GPU (Graphic Card), High-speed internet access, Warranty 1 Gigabit Ethernet for HD, 4GB GPU VRAM (Graphic Card), 2 x USB-C ports or more, High-speed internet access, Warranty

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Matthew Kennedy, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4489
matthew.kennedy@humber.ca

Fees & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,985.24
  • international: $20,795.16

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

$1,400 (for Year 1)

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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