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Subtitling and Translating Film Scripts

2.5-hr. workshop
Online workshops will be held starting in March 2021 – please check back or call for more details
Cost: $120
Get your earlybird discount and pay only $90 + GST

An introduction to subtitling and translating scripts for the film industry. In our globalized world, film subtitling, dubbing and script translation is an increasing industry with growing opportunities, especially in a city like Vancouver. A great chance to combine translation and linguistic skills with creativity and entertainment.

Topics covered:

– What is subtitling
– Common subtitling tools
– Spotting: creating time codes and subtitles based on an original film script
– Translating subtitles: general rules, industry standards, studio-specific guidelines
– Hands-on examples (incl. subtitling software)
– Subtitling market and potential clients



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Presenters of above workshops are members of the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC), ATA (the American Translators’  Association) and/or experienced subtitlers and coaches.

Please check back for updates or send us a message to find out more, register or stay informed on upcoming events:


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