What is GIFTS?
The Gulf Islands Film & Television School is a creative media epicenter where first time rookies, youth & adults, live with and are mentored by Canada's top media producers and industry professionals. GIFTS specializes in "learning by doing," offering short hands-on media intensive training programs and teen summer camps at its live in training facility situated on beautiful Galiano Island, BC. The high caliber training is widely recognized by filmmakers, industry and academics.

The intimate camp setting amongst an old growth forest on one of Canada's most beautiful islands, Galiano Island, makes GIFTS a truly focused environment. The renowned on-site catering allows students to live life large while learning more in a day than ever possible in a traditional classroom setting. There is no place like GIFTS!


Sep 04, 2014 No Comments by

We are happy to announce that we have opened our FIRST NATIONS week starting October 6th. There are so many untold stories that need to be told. Join us and create a documentary or dramatic film about who you are, where you are from.

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50% Tuition for some weeks in August!

Jul 26, 2014 No Comments by

For a limited time we are offering 50% off tuition for most of our August courses, check out the registration pages to see the deals!

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FUN NEW TOYS! and a message from one of the new owners!

Jul 04, 2014 No Comments

It’s been such a fun summer so far. New drones, steadicams and new tripods. Our game design has moved away from Game Maker and into the UDK Unreal development kit to make 3d playable game level environments. The camp is enjoying the new projector and screen. Nice new rolling computer chairs along with some nice […]

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The Circle Feature Film has Cancelled

Jul 01, 2014 No Comments

In film and television many things can happen, unfortunately with unforeseen circumstances The Circle has had to cancel filming on Galiano at GIFTS this summer. So this has also opened up registrations for up to 25 students per week. We will still be producing our own films a usual and will be open to other […]

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