International & Mature Students

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International & Mature Students2017-01-11T23:02:33+00:00
Two student winners 2014

Annabelle Foss and Michael Stevantoni with PRDFS director Tony Papa following their gold win in a Skills Canada video contest in Toronto in June 2014.



Our unique program reaches beyond B.C. and Canada

Have you always dreamed of making a film? Are movies your passion? At Powell River Digital Film School, you’ll create your own videos while gaining excellent hands-on skills, inspiration, and technical know-how.

You’ll not only learn about drama, documentaries, and special effects, you’ll leave with a portfolio of videos from solo and/or group projects.

And you could win awards!


Click here for more info on PRDFS students’ gold win in a 2014 Canada-wide video contest


No matter what your age or where you live, we can provide  short- and long-term course electives and other options for a variety of groups:


  • visiting ESL students from other countries e.g. China and Brazil
  • international students, ages 16 to 25
  • mature students from Canada and elsewhere
  • high school students from outside B.C.

 Tailored, hands-on learning

Learn from industry professionals. The course covers everything from filming concepts, techniques, storytelling editing and marketing.

All graduates receive a program certificate.

IMG_1950.JPGPRDFS students who won WorkSafe BC’s 2014 video contest pose in Powell River with school director Tony Papa (third from right, back row) and William Crewes of Seaspan (second from right, back row). The winning student team are (L to R, first row): Zan Plesner; Sophie Wadden; Annabelle Foss. Back row: Lucas Scheffler; Thurston Burke; Michael Stevantoni; Curtis Havekotte.

Click here for more information about the WorkSafe BC 2014 video contest win

Tony with Chinese students summer 2014 low-res website

Chinese students celebrate in August 2014 with PRDFS director Tony Papa (front, centre).

For international students

Don’t know where you’ll stay? Still learning to speak English? Don’t worry. Leave that to us.

Click here to find out more about our Homestay Program in Powell River

You’ll discover the beautiful ocean world and cultural warmth of this wonderful small-town Powell River, part of Canada’s spectacular west coast in British Columbia.

 Click here to find out more about Powell River

Powell River Digital Film School is part of Brooks Secondary School in Powell River, B.C.’s School District 47. For more details regarding international education within this school district, please see our International Student Program content.

For more information about related costs, please contact Tony Papa, Director and Instructor at Powell River Digital Film School.