STEFAN VERNA - Black on Black Films - All booked up for the 2020/2021 school year. Get a head start and contact me to book your 2021/2022 ArtistsInspire Grants experience

Film, Photo & Digital Media

Contact Info

Email address
Website address
Resides in
English Montreal

Social Media

Experience working with

  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Media Literacy
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • L'INIS, L.O.V.E. (Leave Out Violence), Concordia University, Dawson College, John Abott College,

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes

School board areas you are available to work in

  • Central Quebec - Quebec City & Environs
  • Central Quebec - Rural/Regional Schools
  • Cree School Board
  • Eastern Shores - Gaspe/Coast
  • Eastern Shores - Lower St. Lawrence
  • Eastern Shores - Magdalen Islands
  • Eastern Townships
  • English Montreal
  • Kativik School Board
  • Lester B Pearson - outside Montreal transportation areas (STM)
  • Lester B Pearson - within public transit area
  • Littoral - Lower North Shore
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay Valley
  • Riverside
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Lanaudiere
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Laurentian
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Laval
  • Western Quebec - Northern area
  • Western Quebec - Southern area (Hull, Wakefield etc)


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
Drawn to cinema via politics & film journalism, Stefan Verna quickly realized that filmmaking could be an agent of transformation for human rights and environmental issues. Teaching the craft of video to inner city or Indigenous youth has been one of his most enriching experiences. His videos have been shown on CBC Newsworld, CBC Arts, APTN, Canal D, AJ+, Bravo, Canal Evasion and 60Sec Docs. He's very comfortable traveling as a one man crew in tough environments and speaks Eng, French & Spanish.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

In the age of social media, I think that encouraging youth to re-appropriate video skills can bring out the best of what social media platforms can offer. Making films is a great path to self-expression and self-knowledge. The creative process allows you to better understand yourself and the world that you are part of. As a collaborative art form, filmmaking is also a great way to develop good social skills. As an instructor I teach the fundamentals and adapt to the skill levels of groups that I work with. Making videos should bring joy despite all the technical skills involved. My teaching technique is to engage with the students on a personal level before discussing the medium we are about to work with. Knowing who my students are and learning what motivates or scares them is fundamental to my pedagogical method.


Director, Cameraman, Editor
Director, Editor