Andrew Forbes

Theatre and Film

Andrew Forbes Title: Instructor
Office: 3T10
Building: Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
Phone: 204-258-3810


Masters of Fine Arts: Digital Futures                                 OCAD University

Bachelor’s of Fine Arts: Image Arts - Film Studies          Ryerson University

For over twenty years, Andrew has been exploring the relationship between visual design and storytelling as a cinematographer, artist, educator, and interactive designer.

He is fascinated by the narrative power of images, enjoys enjoys experimenting with their possibilities, and considers both a privilege and a responsibility to develop distinctive visual interpretations of a story. He holds an MFA as part of OCAD University's Digital Futures program and is an proud associate member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.

Andrew's production experiences have taken him all over Canada and around the world, with subjects as diverse as death-defying escapes in distant lands, the labyrinthine political arena of Turkish harems, potentially lycanthropic adolescents and fantastic family adventures in northern Saskatchewan.

His creative curiosity, teamed with an ever-expanding technical and theoretical knowledge base, has produced experiments in stereographic imaging, interactive narrative films for touchscreen devices, 360˚ video presentations and transmedia collaborations which are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with images and story.

As an educator, Andrew has led technical and theoretical workshops for organizations such as the National Screen Institute of Canada, the Winnipeg Film Group, Film Training Manitoba, OCAD University and Freeze Frame Media Arts Centre.


Canadian Society of Cinematographers: Associate Member

OnScreen Manitoba: Active Member

Teaching Areas:

Film Production, Cinematography, Editing, Sound Recording, Film Theory, Film History


THFM-1010-001 Introduction to Film

THFM-2310-001 Filmmaking I: Screen Narrative Technique

THFM-3310-001 Filmmaking II: Directing the Short Film


Selected Production Credits:

Diaspora                                                                           Dramatic Feature                             2020

First Contact Canada Season I - II                                      Education Series                    2018 - 2019

Bella Ciao!                                                                        Dramatic Feature                             2018

Recipe for Danger                                                             Movie of the Week                            2018

Indictment: the Crimes of Shelly Chartier                            Feature Documentary                       2017

Escape or Die!                                                                   Travel Series                                   2016

Last Stop to Armageddon                                                   Documentary Feature                      2015

An Audience of One                                                           Interactive Short                             2014

Passionflower                                                                   Dramatic Feature                             2012

My Lupine Life                                                                  Web Series                                      2011

The Sultan’s Women                                                          Feature Documentary                       2011

Wapos Bay Season III - V                                                  Stop-Motion Animation Series 2007 - 2010