2 Years - 4 Semesters
Ontario College Diploma
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Sep 2024
Program Code: 1097


The real you has a vision that was destined to come to life. Press play on a career in digital film production at Sault College.

Experience a unique 2-year program that takes you through the filmmaking process from start to finish. Learn essential skills in directing, idea development, scripting, production and distribution for both film and television.

Your film school storyline at Sault College will also guide you to a deeper understanding of the business side of the film industry including project financing, the best ways to set yourself up for a successful career, effective networking strategies, and more.

We want your experience in the Digital Film Production to be the opening credits to the rewarding career you’ve envisioned. To help you meet that goal, we offer:

  • Access to industry-standard, advanced technology and software
  • Hands-on classes
  • Personal projects and portfolio building opportunities (work on films shot locally)
  • Exclusive entry to screenings
  • Access to influential guest speakers and industry thought leaders

Join a cast of successful characters. Film production is a thriving business in Canada and Sault Ste. Marie. Just ask our world-travelling graduates working on projects from Netflix series to major studio films.

10 Years in Digital Film

The 2023-24 academic year marks a decade of excellence in Digital Film Production at Sault College. Born from night classes that gained immediate popularity, the program has had nearly 200  graduates - thanks to the booming northern Ontario film industry.   The program is led by industry expert Candice Day, with 15 years of industry experience, who returned home to Sault Ste. Marie to develop the new program with Sault College.

The recent 10th Anniversary Screening at Galaxy Cinemas showcased samples of diverse projects by current students and graduates, ranging from commercials to experimental films - reflecting the program's versatility. Alumni have found success in roles spanning from camera work to directing, with some establishing their own production companies. Join us in shaping the future of film production at Sault College.

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status. Missing any requirements? Get them for free from Academic Upgrading.

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

13 MacBook Pro (M2,16GB UNIFIED, 512GB SSD) OR a PC (i7,16GB Ram, 512GB SSD HD (with camera and mic)Smartphone with video capabilities, transfer cable and a basic smartphone tripod
Adobe CC subscription will be supplied by the College

Career Path

Graduates may work as Independent Filmmakers, Screenwriters, Producers, Production Managers, Production Coordinators, Production Assistants, Assistant Directors, Directors, Sound Recordists, Sound Mixers, Editors, Editorial Assistants, Camera Operators and Camera Assistants. They may also gain employment at a variety of companies in roles involving film development, distribution, production, post-production, technical, festival and broadcasting in administrative, business, sales, finance and management capacities.

Fees & Costs


These fees are for the 2024-2025 academic year (year 1 of study), and are subject to change. Please visit your Student Portal to view your Schedule of Fees.


What you can expect:

  • Small Classes with a healthy student/teacher ratio that will allow for a lot of one on one time with your instructors.
  • Access to new equipment and software (all dictated by current industry trends).
  • To graduate with a demo reel, resume and references and possibly even broadcast credits.

Program Coordinator: Frank Salituri, (705) 759-2554 ext 2793, frank.salituri@saultcollege.ca

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