During Barbara’s career as a filmmaker and arts administrator, she has mentored and trained hundreds of students, from elementary to post-secondary, in film making, writing and media studies. For three summers, she delivered a week-long summer film camp for 10-14 year olds at St. Michael’s University School as part of a partnership with SMUs and the Victoria Film Festival. In 2008 she was invited to spend a week at SMUs as a visiting scholar for high school students, where she mentored students interested in filmmaking. Barbara has been a mentor for eleven Telus Storyhive teams (2018-2021), including the $100k, Indigenous,Web Series and Local Heroes editions.
“I believe that sharing my knowledge and experience with young people is one way I can contribute to a new generation of storytellers, filmmakers and writers.Barbara Todd Hager
Barbara is a sought after lecturer, guest speaker, jury member, panelist and moderator at film and arts conferences and in post-secondary training sessions and classes. These organizations and schools include:
University of Victoria
Victoria Film Festival
Women in Film and Television Vancouver
ImagineNATIVE Film Festival
School District #61 (Victoria)
Pacific Peoples Partnership
Barbara is available for speaking engagements, panels and consulting. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.