May 18, 2017
Finalists Announced for the 5th Annual MyView Film Festival!
Youth ages 10–24 across Eastern Ontario were busy this spring making short videos about something important to them. Eight original local films have been nominated as finalists for the 2017 MyView Youth Film Festival.
- Keep Our Spaces Beautiful by Stewart Travers from Ottawa
- Mr. Bully by Cole VanStoken from Kemptville
- Canada 150, Canada and War by Luke Gardiner from Brockville
- Who Gets to Decide What Beauty Is? by Vanessa Birt from Mallorytown
- Perfection by Holly Sparks from Lansdowne
- Plain & Standardized Packaging by the Boys and Girls Club of Cornwall
- One Two Three by Theresa Graham from Bishop’s Mills
- Costa Rica by Elliot Stickle from Nepean
Everyone is encouraged to go online to www.myviewfilmfest.ca to view the nominated films and vote for your favourite. Final winners are determined by a blend of online votes and judge’s scores. Our judges this year are:
- Alexa Waycik – Grand Prize winner from the 2016 MyView Festival
- Bridget Manahan – Kemptville Youth Centre Program Coordinator
- Drew Hosick – Juice FM in Kemptville
- Eric Duncan – Mayor of North Dundas
- Jeff Earle – Brockville City Councillor
- Sabrina Bedford – Brockville Recorder and Times Reporter
Please join us for a celebratory evening Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 8 at 7:00pm at the Brockville Arts Centre (235 King Street West). Come and walk the red carpet, meet the film-makers, see the nominated films on the big screen in a beautifully restored historic theatre and find out the winners of the great prizes! Category prizes are donated by CogecoTV in Kemptville, and the grand prize of $1000 is provided by Video Communications Ltd., owned by Producer/Director Chris Cochrane of Brockville. Get your free tickets now on Eventbrite or Snapd www.1000islands.snapd.com.
Rebecca Shams Health Promoter, Tobacco Program
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
On behalf of the MyView Youth Film Festival Planning Committee
Phone: 613-345-5685 extension 2259