Media is about communicating and we do a lot of that in Powell River. We are privileged to have an annual Film Festival as well as a film school, a camera club and a community radio station to entertain and inform.
7 pm third Wednesday of each month Community Room, Westview Elementary School, Selkirk off Nootka
Begun in 1988, the purpose of the club is to bring together people in Powell River interested in photography to share knowledge, expertise and experience. It was formed under the direction of Jim Willoughgy, a well known diver and undersea photographer, and Gunner Hagelund (d. 1998), one of Powell Rivers finest wildlife photographers. If you are interested in photography consider joining the Facebook group, Powell River Photography.
Community Radio is – by its nature and mandate – a place where so-called ‘marginal’ ideas and arts will naturally find a place to express themselves, within the limits of the law and good sense. Get Involved!
CJMP is a non-profit local radio station operated by volunteers under the direction of the Powell River Community Radio Society (PRCRS)
The Powell River Film Festival, now in its 15th year of operation, is a registered non-profit society with charitable status. The Film Festival produces an annual event in February dedicated to showcasing the finest current releases. The mandate of the Society also includes youth programs that promote media literacy, skills development, an appreciation of cinema, and an awareness of community issues such as social justice, sustainability and personal responsibility.
A free, five month course sponsored by SD47, the Digital Film Program is open to youth 16 to 20 who reside in B.C. Students gain a thorough understanding of camera, lighting, screen writing, producing film, editing, and marketing.