Summary of organization/program

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Contact information




Geographic region

  • Although located in Downtown Eastside, the organization works willingly with youth from local and surrounding neighborhoods of Vancouver.


Projections focuses mainly on youth with limited resources in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver (as well as surrounding areas).

History/Background Information

Projections is a film and video training mentoring project for youth through the Intersections Media Project.  Intersections Media is a film and video mentoring project working with youth with limited access to resources.

Divided into three phases, Projections not only introduces youths with limited resources to the creative process of media production, but aids in producing the envisioned short video/film as well as placing their participants in real work internships. 

Dominant Media Forms

video production

music production


Projections is focused on developing the creative and individual capacities of youths in the Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) by providing transferable skills and work experience in the visual medial sector.  Youth participants learn technical skills and concepts associated with film and video production.  The projects combines hands on experience through in-house productions, internships, mentorship, external work placements, and access to scholarship opportunities.

Projections is the third step in Intersections continuum of programming that begins with Intersections Media’s Workshops.

Intersections’ goal is to work with 20-30 participants per year through a three-step process: Workshop Programming, Snapshots and Projections.

Workshops offered both inhouse and in the community and is the entry point for programming.  Focusing on technical skill building and thematic or more indepth exploration in the field of animation, videography, documentary, sound design and other creative practices.

Snapshots (Short Term Projects) represents the work done within the inhouse production arm.  Projects are either developed by youth and/or staff or in response to experience for youth teams to work more actively in the community.

Statement of Principles

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Samples of work

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Funding Sources

Intersections media is an agent of the Sage Foundation.  Funded through: The William Vince Foundation, Other Foundations, Film Industry and Corporate Support.