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Summer 2024

Montreal Summer Film Program is not offered Summer 2024.

A summer urban indie filmmaking experience.

As the vibrant cultural capital of Quebec, Montreal serves as the urban backdrop for this highly creative and immersive 6-credit Urban Indie Filmmaking course. You will engage in all aspects of film production including screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, sound recording and video editing.

Set your imagination free.

Filmmaking Summer Program at Champlain College Montreal Campus

Enhanced by Montreal’s dynamic art scene, numerous festivals, and diverse cultural events, the Urban Indie Filmmaking course aims to foster innovative and creative projects and to nurture passionate, aspiring filmmakers. Working in small collaborative groups, you will write, produce, shoot, and edit films using professional-level equipment and facilities at our Montreal campus. Whether working in narrative fiction, documentary, or music video, you will acquire the necessary skills in the cinematic arts to begin your career as an indie filmmaker.

This month-long program stresses the importance of maintaining a proactive and professional environment. This filmmaking study-abroad experience includes weekly screenings, master classes, a speaker series with industry professionals, and visits to local production companies and studios, such as Eyesteelfilm, Parafilms, 4U2C, Cineground, Framestore, and Mel’s “La cité du cinéma.” Final projects will be screened at a major independent downtown theater.


Total Cost: $5,475.00

  • Includes tuition, housing, activities fee, and insurance for one month.
  • Production and editing equipment will be provided.
  • You are encouraged to bring your own computer capable of editing video.
  • Personal production costs not included (location fees, on-site equipment transport, catering, etc.).

Admission to Montreal Summer Filmmaking Program

  • Current Champlain College Filmmaking students who would like to enhance their programmatic experience.
  • Current Champlain College students in other programs, such as Creative Media or Broadcast Media Production, who would like an integrated filmmaking experience.
  • Students in relevant disciplines at other institutions of higher education who are interested in spending a summer in Montreal honing their filmmaking skills.
  • Champlain College students: Minimum of 50 college credits and FLM 225 or equivalent by the start of the Summer Program.
  • Students from other institutions: Minimum of 60 college credits and at least one year of production courses by the start of the Summer Program. With your application, please submit a transcript from your home institution, as well as a short essay (250 words) describing your personal goals for engaging in the Montreal Filmmaking Summer Program.
  • Applications are due by March 1
  • Deposit of $500 due by March 15
  • First payment of $2,000 due by April 15
  • Balance due by May 15
  • Equipment Information

Production and editing equipment will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own computer capable of editing video.


Contact the Study Abroad office at studyabroad@champlain.edu about the application process and the Montreal campus.