Reel Youth Film Festival and Cumberland Community Schools Society Seek Local Youth Films

Reel Youth Film Festival and Cumberland Community Schools Society Seek Local Youth Films

The Reel Youth Film Festival (RYFF) in conjunction with the Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS) is once again seeking film submissions from local youth.

The Reel Youth Film Festival is a non- profit whose mandate is to empower young voices through media arts. They put out a yearly call for submissions; then gather the best films, and a youth council votes on the ones to be shown at the opening of the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF,) and across the country on their film festival tour. Local films will be shown at our festival and then forwarded to the RYFF Youth Council for application to next year’s touring festival. To see films from last year’s festival go to

“We want to showcase as many local films as possible at our screening,” said Kate Ashton, Program Coordinator for Cumberland Community School Society. “Please help us spread the word to as many youth filmmakers, and future filmmakers as possible. If you have always thought about making a film, this is the perfect time.”

Each film should be between 3-5 minutes long, and be created by youth 19 and under. Adult help is permitted, but must be disclosed on the submission form. Submission forms and more information can be found by emailing Kate Ashton at The submission deadline is February 15th, 2017.

The Reel Youth Film Festival is being hosted by Cumberland youth as a fundraiser for the CCSS Youth Centre. The festival will take place March 4th, 2017 at the Cumberland Community School.

Major sponsors of the festival include the Vancouver Foundations and Tides Canada Initiatives. To become a local sponsor, please email Kate Ashton at



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