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Thanks to the continued support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, SAW Video’s Video Camp for Girls+ will provide an opportunity for training in basic video production and video editing for participants aged 13-17. The camp will take place in conjunction with our community partners Girls+ Skate 613 who provide a safe space for aspiring skateboarders to learn how to skate. Under the direction of female instructors and mentors who are professionals in the audio/visual production field, participants will have the opportunity to conceive, shoot, direct, and edit, short videos about skateboarding.

Like skateboarding culture, film and video-making often tend to be male-dominated fields. This program seeks to encourage young women, girls, femme-identified and non-binary youth, to learn about video and to consider it as a potential career choice. Additionally, this program seeks to remove socio-economic barriers to training for young women in the technical fields of video production and to that end, the program will be offered for free and will only involve a small registration charge for each participant.

Limited space available - Maximum 12 participants / Ages 13-17 / Registration Fee: $25

VC4G+ Schedule
Friday, July 5 6-9pm SAW Video Orientation
Saturday, July 6 11am-5pm SAW Video Video Production
Sunday, July 7 11am-5pm SAW Video Post-Production
Thursday, July 11 5-8pm Skate Park Shoot Day #1
Thursday, July 18 5-8pm Skate Park Shoot Day #2
Saturday, July 20 11am-5pm SAW Video Post-Production
Sunday, July 21 11am-5pm SAW Video Post-Production
Friday, August 2 6-8pm TBD Film Screening

*Please note, it is the responsibility of the parent(s)/guardian(s) to drop off and pick-up participants before and after each session. Drop off at the Charlie Bowens Skateboard Park will be in the parking lot at the McNabb Recreation Centre.  Food will be provided at the orientation, but participants should bring their own lunches or meals for the rest of the program.  SAW Video will also provide snacks and drinks at each session. 

Although registration is open for all young women, girls, femme-identified and non-binary youth we encourage youth from diverse or marginalized backgrounds to apply, particularly POC, Indigenous, queer, low-income and or newcomer & immigrant youth.

To volunteer for the Video Camp for Girls, visit:




Duration in hours
Maximum Participants
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SAW Video, & Charlie Bowins Skate Park
Workshop Dates
Vendredi juillet 5 2019, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Samedi juillet 6 2019, 11:00 - 5:00 pm
Dimanche juillet 7 2019, 11:00 - 5:00 pm
Jeudi juillet 11 2019, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Jeudi juillet 18 2019, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Samedi juillet 20 2019, 11:00 - 5:00 pm
Dimanche juillet 21 2019, 11:00 - 5:00 pm
Vendredi août 2 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Registration Deadline


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Reine Tejares is a multimedia artist who loves to share her knowledge of art and media with anyone that she can. She is currently working at a videography initiative called Youth Active Media where she teaches youth the basics of video production and is also a freelance graphic designer on the side. She studies at the University of Ottawa, doing a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in Communications.


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My name is Aia Raafat, I'm a filmmaker, a movie editor and a graphic designer. I did my master’s in Communications and Media Studies at Ottawa University with a focus on analyzing video content on social media platforms. I am a certified user for Adobe Premiere, Adobe After effects, Adobe Photoshop and Apple FinalcutX.

I worked in post-production for several years and I also led different video production roles by being a part of the creative team at the UNISDR 3rd world conference on DRR - Daytime Ottawa crew at RogerTV cable 22 - DW broadcasting channel in Bonn, Germany - Uottawa Online Hybrid courses project.