Local youth film festival offers $1,000 grand prize

Posted on: March 2, 2017

CJ Cochrane presents the 5th annual MyView Youth Film Festival and this year it’s open to all youth ages 10-24 in Eastern Ontario.

Young people of Eastern Ontario are encouraged to pick up their phones, tablets or even (gasp) an actual camera and make a short video that celebrates something in their life or community; shows a solution to a problem or showcases their opinion.

There will be a grand prize of $1,000 for the best overall film an other awards in the three age-based categories: 10-13; 14-17; 18-24.

The deadline for video submission is May 1st. Local youth are encouraged to get out into their communities to look for inspiration. Judging criteria heavily favours the content of the videos over the production elements with the hope that novices will participate and share their stories.

Thanks to the generosity of Brockville City Council, this year the MyView Awards Ceremony will be held at the Brockville Arts Centre on Thursday, June 8. Nominees, their friends, families, fans and the public will get the chance to see the videos on the big screen in a beautifully restored historic theatre. Come out to celebrate youth film-making, walk the red carpet and share your thoughts.