How much does it cost to take the Film program at Confederation College?
For Canadian citizens, tuition and fees amount to $6779 for your first year and $6969 for second year. For a breakdown of those costs and more information, click HERE.
For International students, tuition and fees are $18,164 for your first year and $18,354 in your second year. For a full breakdown of these costs and more information, click HERE.
Financial aid is available. Click HERE for more information
Where can I live or stay in Thunder Bay if I get accepted to the program?
The professors and instructors of the Confederation College Film Production Program have worked in the film and television industry in many areas. Additionally, most of them have actually graduated from Confederation College. This brings a very unique perspective to how the curriculum is developed and delivered.
Rene Boyer (PROFESSOR)
Rene Boyer graduated from the Radio and Television program of Confederation College in 1973. He has won numerous awards for his documentary and film work including the CCTA National Award of Excellence. Rene was the Regional Program Manager for SHAW TV in Northern Ontario for many years and he has also received numerous awards for his work in the community. Rene currently teaches HU 119 - History of the Movies, FP 266 - Introduction to Documentary, FP 461 - Filmmaking IV: Shooting the Thesis Film, and FP 466 - Advanced Documentary.
LEE CHAMBERS (PROFESSOR)
A film production graduate from Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK, Lee Chambers has worked in England and Los Angeles writing and directing drama shorts, music videos and commercials. Strong film industry links include attracting three Academy Award winners to support films made with students at Confederation College as Executive Producers (Paul Haggis, Denys Arcand and Roger Corman). Lee's recent work includes producing duties on two Australian feature films. He is currently promoting his directorial feature debut, ‘The Pineville Heist’. Currently Lee teaches FP 163 Producing and Directing, FP 263 Producing and Directing II, FP 268 Acting and Casting, FP 363 Producing and Directing III, Directing and FP 369 - Film Business, and FP 463 - Producing and Directing IV.
Andrew Simpson (PROFESSOR)
Andrew Simpson has spent the last 12 years working in the film industry in a myriad of different roles ranging from on set work on Film and Television including Degrassi:The Next Generation to behind the scenes as a Client Rep at William F White where he oversaw production on mutilple Films and Television series including IT, Designated Survivor, The Witch and the oscar winning film Room. He has also directed several successful short films including two currently in festivals, Hey Abbott! and Maternal and his newest film Big Wheels, based on a short story written by Stephen King is currently in post production. Currently Andrew teaches FP 162 - Camera and Lighting, FP 261 - Filmmaking II: Shooting the Second Film, FP 262 Cinematography and Sound, FP 363 - Cinematography and Grip Equipment and HU 119 - History of the Movies.
sarah furlotte (Instructor)
Sarah Furlotte graduated from Lakehead University with a degree in Fine Arts. She also graduated from the Confederation College Film Production Program in 2012. Sarah has worked on numerous productions in a variety of fields but specializes in art direction and production design. Currently Sarah teaches Art Direction and production Design in FP 270 and FP 370.
steve robinson (professor)
Steve Robinson graduated from the Radio and Television program of Confederation College in 1979. Steve moved to Toronto in 1980 and worked for a number of post production facilities editing everything from concerts, music videos, national commercials and TV shows. In 1986 he created a small boutique post production house called 'Command Post and Transfer' with 3 partners which eventually became Canada's largest post production company. Steve was the VP of Operations and Client Services while staying in the chair and editing as much as time allowed. The company rebranded as TOYBOX and worked in the realm of VFX on such films as "Lost in Space" and "Fight Club" among many others. Steve currently teaches editing in FP 164 and FP 264.
ERIC WELLER (CO-ORDINATOR / PROFESSOR) 807 473 3759
Eric Weller graduated from Lakehead University with a Master’s Degree in English. He also a graduated from the Confederation College Film Program in 1999. Before teaching at the college, Eric produced and directed many documentaries, corporate videos and music videos. His first feature film was “Zombie Massacre” (2001). Eric ran the independent Canadian music label “Meathead Records” and operated MHR Media, a small recording and post production facility in Thunder Bay. Eric produces the television series “Conflix of Interest,” now in its sixth season, showcased on Thunder Bay Television. Currently Eric teaches Editing and Scriptwriting in FP 267, FP 364, FP 367, and FP 464.