Services and Facilities


The Department of Anthropology offers an ethnographic film methods course (ANTH 478) as part of the Department's regular curriculum. Students interested in this course should consult with the Department of Anthropology as to the scheudling of the course. Further details about the course can be found here.

Film Unit Festival

For nine years the Film Unit hosted a festival of anthropological film. Information on past festivals can be found on our events page.

Onboard a BC fish-boat
On board a BC fish-boat


The Film Unit has a production lab in the Anthropology-Sociology Building. The lab is dedicated to core productions of the the Film Unit and the teaching of ANTH478 (when offered).

Film Lab Hours: the lab is not staffed and thus acccess is by appointment only. The normal hours of access are, by prior arrangement, M-F 8:00 - 18:00. Department members (faculty and graduate students) who wish to use the film lab should contact Charles Menzies to arrange access.

In certain situations students working on Film Unit projects will be provided with a key to the lab and will agree to the following condidtions: (1) Use is contingent upon participation in film unit projects. (2) Use of the lab is to be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of planned use. (3) Normal hours of the lab are 8am- 6pm - use after these hours requires explicit approval from the Film Unit Director. (4) Guests are not permited without prior approval from the Film Unit Director.

The Faculty of Arts provides a full range of editing stations and software that all students can access.

Equipment Booking

The Film Unit has HD and SD digital tape camera kits that members of the film unit and associated members of the university may use. Priority of use: (1) Core Film Unit projects (2) ANTH 478 projects (3) Film Unit member projects (4) other projects.

For a listing of equipment booking fees click here.














Ethnographic Film Unit
6303 NW Marine Drive Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1 charles.menzies @