Today’s youth are becoming ever more aware of the power that they can wield with the use of digital media, and of the international audience that is waiting to hear what they have to say. On Saturday April 23rd, the Reel Youth Film Festival, in partnership with Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS), will provide a stage for young filmmakers to show their stuff in Cumberland.
CCSS, in conjunction with Reel Youth, is currently seeking film submissions from Comox Valley youth. Films must be under ten minutes in length, and created by youth 19 and under. All local films will be shown in Cumberland and winning films will be added to the travelling festival. Submission forms and additional information can be found by emailing Kate Ashton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission deadline is March 30th.
The Reel Youth Film Festival (RYFF), which premieres at the Vancouver International Film Festival, is being hosted by CCSS as a fundraiser for the Youth Centre. The event will take place Saturday April 23, 7 PM at Cumberland Community School. Tickets are $15 or $8 (youth 18 and under) and are available online at Eventbrite or at the door. Thank you to our local sponsor Shoreline Orthodontics for supporting this event.
Reel Youth’s mandate is to empower young voices through the media arts. Their facilitators deliver issue-based animation and video production programs to youth groups throughout Canada and the world. Reel Youth is a project on Tides Canada’s shared platform, which supports on-the-ground efforts to create uncommon solutions for the common good. Tides Canada is a national Canadian charity dedicated to a healthy environment, social equity, and economic prosperity.
Major sponsors of the festival include the Vancouver Foundation and the Vancouver International Film Festival.