Be a Guest Programmer

Application deadline extended! Get your suggestions in by April 30.


Have an opinion about a film, genre, or series that you think we should be showing? Here’s your chance to take on some of the programming at Metro Cinema. Every year Metro works with many people who are passionate about a filmmaker, a genre, a new way to think about films, in order to bring a diversity of perspectives to our screen. Some people choose to suggest recurring monthly or bi-monthly series, while others create festivals and miniseries, or a single multi-faceted evening at the Garneau Theatre. Submissions should not include self produced work. If you are interested in seeing your film on the big screen, feel free to contact us any time throughout the year here!

Our online application form dives into your specific interest and asks for sample film titles. If we select your submission, you’ll work with our team to bring your vision to the public. The application deadline is April 30, 2020. We will begin working with the chosen submissions as early as September 2020.

If you have additional material you want to provide in support of your idea, or questions about this process, send them to, or call us at 780.425.9212.