Be a Guest Programmer

Bring Your Vision to a Very Big Screen


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.

We ask for a simple online submission that dives into your specific interest, asks for sample film titles, and asks a bit about you as well. If we select your submission, you’ll work with our team to bring your vision to the public. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2019. We will begin working with the chosen submissions beginning as early as September 2019.

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.