Cinespace renews support for York University Motion Media Studio with $3.12M gift

$3.12 million in renewed support announced for York University Motion Media Studio at Cinespace. Cinespace’s generous new donation means each AMPD student who has access to this studio will continue to participate in hands-on learning in Toronto’s booming film-and-television production industry, and have the opportunity to develop a creative voice, contribute to our collective cultural […]

Motion Media Studio Summer Workshop Series

York U Motion Media Studio in partnership with Fae Pictures presents:  Summer 2022 workshops  Schedule: Friday June 17: Festival and Socials with Shant Joshi, Zaarin Bushra, Ingrid Veninger Friday June 24: Producing in Prep with Shant Joshi Thursday June 30: Producing in Production with Lindsay Blair Goeldner Friday July 8: Producing in Post with Shant […]

Emma Ferreira joins Rob Lowe’s new Netflix comedy

Alum Emma Ferreira joins Rob Lowe’s new Netflix comedy 2021 Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) Rising Star award recipient, Emma Ferreira (BFA), is joining the cast of Rob Lowe’s Unstable alongside Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live), Sian Clifford (Fleabag) and John Owen Lowe (Holiday in the Wild) in the new Netflix comedy. Unstable follows an introverted […]

AMPD launches graduation preparation podcast series 

AMPD launches graduation preparation podcast, The Final Mile Club Get career-ready with the Final Mile Club, anywhere at any time.  The York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) launched a graduation preparation podcast series, The Final Mile Club, hosted by Dean Sarah Bay-Cheng with industry guests including former Canadian Academy of Cinema & […]

2022 Dean’s Student Leadership Award recipients announced

2022 Dean’s Student Leadership Award recipients announced Dean Sarah Bay-Cheng is pleased to announce Film Production student Devki Patel and Music student Selwyn Tchang as the recipients of the 2022 Dean’s Student Leadership Award. While the adjudication committee received many excellent nominations, Patel and Tchang stood out as passionate and dedicated advocates for students across […]

CineSiege 2021 | November 19, 2021

CineSiege 2021  In its 19th year, CineSiege will continue to celebrate cinema online on November 19, 2021, at 7 PM. The festivities are open to AMPD community members and film lovers alike. CineSiege features a juried selection of shorts chosen by program alumni and leading practitioners in film and media culture. Professors’ shortlist nominated films from all 200 […]

The Space Between Queer Tolerance and Acceptance

Jacob Robert, just completed his 2nd year in the Film Production program at York University. While the pandemic certainly posed us all with challenges for building a portfolio, Robert worked within these confines to create a deeply personal Alternative film. He had total control over from pre-production through post-production, and through it he gained a […]