Short Documentary Filmmakers - Canadawide

Short Documentary Filmmakers - Canadawide

[Paid, Fully Remote Internship for domestic students in Canada]

Artterra is an online art gallery representing artists from all over Canada and we are looking for film student to help us with the creation of short documentary and promotional videos of our artists. 

Our mission is to enhance the Canadian arts ecosystem by showcasing the diversity of artists from Canada through storytelling.

This is a fun eight-weeks paid part-time internship where you'll have the opportunity to add to your video portfolio while getting to interact with some amazing artists.

What is the main goal for this project?

The primary objective of the project is to produce short documentaries that delve into the narratives, creative processes, and inspirations of emerging Canadian artists. This is achieved through an 8-week mentorship initiative where film students are paired with Artterra's represented artists. Within this framework, students are not only tasked with capturing the essence of the artists and their work but also benefit from training, mentorship, and real-world experience, culminating in films that are showcased on Artterra's YouTube channel.

You can watch videos from our previous cohort here.

What tasks will students need to complete to achieve the project goal?

  1. Pre-production: Plan content and familiarize with the artist's background.
  2. Storyboarding: Design a visual and narrative structure.
  3. Skill Development: Attend mentor-led training sessions.
  4. Filming: Capture artist interactions, processes, and interviews on-site.
  5. Post-production: Edit and assemble the documentary with necessary elements.
  6. Feedback & Revisions: Incorporate feedback from mentors and Artterra.

What skills or technologies will help students to complete the project?


  1. Storytelling: Ability to craft a compelling narrative that highlights the artist's journey and work.
  2. Interviewing: Proficiency in conducting insightful and engaging interviews with artists.
  3. Time Management: Efficiently organizing and pacing the production within the 8-week timeframe.
  4. Team Collaboration: Working seamlessly with team members, artists, and mentors.
  5. Critical Thinking: Ability to adapt and solve unforeseen challenges during production.


  1. Video Editing Software: Tools like Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, or DaVinci Resolve to edit and compile the documentary footage.
  2. Camera & Audio Equipment: Knowledge of using professional cameras, microphones, and audio recording devices.
  3. Sound Editing Tools: Software such as Adobe Audition or Audacity for refining and editing audio tracks.
  4. Graphic Design Software: Tools like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator for creating visual elements, titles, and graphics.
  5. Cloud Storage & Collaboration Platforms: Services like Google Drive, Dropbox, or WeTransfer for storing, sharing, and collaborating on footage and edits.

NOTE: All video recording tools must be provided by the student.


    • This is an opportunity for you to add production and film experience to your portfolio
    • Mentorship and feedback throughout the project is provided.
    • Flexible hours and fully remote work.
    • Professional and career development.
    • This is a paid internship.

    How to Apply:

    The project is funded through Riipen Level Up. Please follow the steps below to apply.

    1. Visit Level UP
    2. Check your eligibility by clicking 'Count me in'
    3. Sign-up/Log-in to Riipen via the invite email you received if eligible
    4. Click here to go to Artterra's projects.
    5. Apply! 


    Please Note: This internship is only open to current student registered in a Canadian post-secondary education institution, and whom are Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.


    As a Canadian art gallery and artisan shop, we are dedicated to supporting the vibrancy, diversity and wellbeing of artists, artisans, curators and collectors from across the country including First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, alongside immigrant communities who have gathered here from around the world. We are committed to sharing their work and stories with fellow Canadians and international audiences. We strive to shed racial bias and are focused on supporting creative practices that better reflect the diversity of Canada.


    We strive to create sustainable processes that have a lower carbon footprint than most retail businesses. Recognizing the need to work together to reduce the effects of climate change, we collaborate with our artists, artisans and partners to streamline our processes, reducing our carbon footprint through our shipping practices, art packaging, donations and prioritizing artwork with an environmental mission.