Lights, Camera, Action

Since 2007, we have trained, placed and kept talented youth in the exciting world of film, television, journalism, photography and new media.

WHAT WE DO

POV programming combines hands-on- technical training, one-to-one mentorship opportunities, and social skills development for the next generation of diverse filmmakers and content creators.
Working with our network of industry partners and employers, we then connect young creatives ages 18-25 with internships and job opportunities across the content production sector. Our industry-led training programs educate emerging filmmakers and creatives through a rigorous process that prepares them for successful entry into the content creation industry.
Upon leaving our programs, POV continues offering support to our alumni and broader community through our digital platforms including POVLabs, POV Talks, and POV Screens.

This is an exceptional opportunity and the program is quite literally changing people's lives.

- Jeff Kopas, Co-Founder

POV and 3RD Street combined are a truly unique program, unlike anything else available.

- Jamie Purdon, Co-Founder

Our Partnership

In 2012 POV ran twelve modules in partnership with 3rd Street. This collaboration proved extremely successful and led to our combined training program that not only equips our students with valuable technical skills, but also imparts critical thinking and soft skills that they might not otherwise learn.

Together we are able to prepare our students for, and subsequently place them in, their desired media jobs, as well as mentor them throughout their emerging careers. The partnership between POV and 3rd Street has created an organization like no other: POV 3rd Street is literally changing people’s lives.

our work in action since 2007

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Graduates

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Training hours

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Full time jobs

Meet the team

Biju Pappachan

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Biju Pappachan

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

By fostering and facilitating an environment of creativity and learning, Biju Pappachan has spent the last decade leveraging resources and expertise to form sustainable collaborations that provided economic and social benefits for underrepresented groups across Canada. Committed to systemic change, Biju is focused on innovating sustainable solutions and impact by convening business, government, and community to tackle complex social issues across the GTA. Through this work, Biju hopes to contribute to the growth of the collaborative culture within the public space, offering insights, ideas and evidence-based practices that can help to shape future policies and programming.

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Gabrielle Zilkha

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Gabrielle Zilkha

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Born to a family of funny people in Montreal, Gabrielle’s career has always married humour, creativity and a healthy dose of social responsibility.  An award-winning filmmaker, Gabrielle’s films and transmedia projects have been screened and exhibited around the world. Her work has been covered by media outlets like CBC Radio, The Globe and Mail, TO Grid, Elle Magazine and the Canadian Jewish News as well as popular digital publications like Indiewire. Most recently, her short film Stop Calling me Honey Bunny was shortlisted for the Iris Prize.

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