The 2020 intake of students was really exciting. 11 new students and 3 from last year in an Advanced Course. The future was bright and amazing ideas were being developed by students. However, the program was suspended halfway through due to Covid restrictions and will start again as soon as possible.
This Just In
“Clouding Around” a film by Hannah (LOOK 2019) has recently been nominated in the prestigious animation category at the Yorkton International Film festival.
See below for information on the LOOK experience and student-produced film screenings.
WHO WE ARE
LOOK, founded in 2015, is a RIFFA FOUNDATION initiative. The LOOK program provides individuals living with mental health challenges an opportunity to express themselves creatively by making films in a safe, fun and supportive environment. With the support of mental health practitioners and members of the film and teaching community, participants have an opportunity to further develop vocational skills, forge bonds and community connections.
As an occupational therapy program aligned with the audiovisual screen industry, the LOOK program encourages healing and coping skills through the power of artistic & cinematic expression.
TEAM + INSTRUCTORS
Our faculty members are highly influential players in the industry. In every course they teach, they bring their rich experience, knowledge and passion to the classroom, the field and the edit suites. Get to know our talented team below.
Trevor GrantEducational & Creative Director | Documentary Instructor
Heidi AtterC0-Creative Director | Still Photography Editing
GERALD SAULGuest Instructor Animation
Alexa LawlorGuest Instructor Editing
KENDALL LATIMERGuest Instructor The Creative Mind
Layton BurtonCo-Creative Director | Cinematography & Lighting Guru
IAN ROGERSGuest Instructor Camera & Sound
MATT DUGUIDGuest Instructor Editing
Emily PasiukGuest Instructor Documentary Camera & Editing
TREVOR AIKMANGuest Instructor Editing Post Production
JOHN THIMOTHYPresident & CEO Regina International Film Festival (RIFFA)
DIANNE ALLENDirector - Community Relations
WENDY FINK (RPN)Coordinator - Admissions
Partners, Friends and Support
LOOK is partnered with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the Canadian Mental Health Association – Saskatchewan Division. LOOK is supported by the School of Journalism – University of Regina.
Canadian Mental Health Association - Saskatchewan Division
As a leader and champion for mental health, CMHA Sask. facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illnessContact
School of Journalism
At the University of Regina School of Journalism, you’ll learn to craft stories for all forms of media including documentary. Stories that engage. Stories that inform. Stories that empower the public. Stories that build a stronger, smarter and more democratic society.Contact
I would encourage a great number of my peers to join this course in the future. Trevor, Layton, as well as everyone else involved are incredibly knowledgeable, passionate, and engaging individuals. I have learned not only how to use a camera, but duly the importance behind the usage of a camera and its ability to navigate, captivate, and provoke an audience through various artful techniques. Likewise, the in depth teachings of past films and documentaries of all kinds were both interesting as well as informative – to the extent in which one may even consider them inspiring. I can honestly say I have thoroughly enjoyed this program and thought it increasingly compelling with each passing week.
Season 1 – Screening
LOOK student films premiered on the opening night of RIFFA (August 13, 2019). The films were very well received and a question and answer session followed.