Adam Beach Film Institute
Committed towards Film making Excellence


Board of Directors

What is ABFI?

The Adam Beach Film Institute began as a dream of Adam Beach, who desired to see more Aboriginal youth find a better way in life through film. Seeing a strong need for the development of a way through telling our story through film, Adam began to seek out support for his vision. In early 2012, an initial gift of donation from San Gold Corporation enabled Adam to begin to see the realization of his dream. Interest in the Institute continues to grow and pledges of support have already begun. As the ABFI grows, it is hoped that its growth will mirror the growth in Aboriginal youth as they pursue dreams of their own.

Our Mission

The Adam Beach Film Institute’s mission is to provide resources and training to Aboriginal youth who are interested in pursuing a career within the film industry. The ABFI will develop a distribution system to serve the needs of its clients and the audiences those clients are to reach. The ABFI will also be a workplace of inclusion and respect, with a main focus on the development of creativity and ideas.


Board of Directors

Adam Beach, President & Founder

Jim Compton, Artistic Director

Michael Birch, Board Member

David MacKay, Board Member

Jurgen Valiquette, Board Member