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Finalists Announced for the Eighth Annual MyView Youth Film Festival!

June 7, 2023

Youth ages 10-24 across Eastern Ontario have been busy making short videos about something important to them. Nine original local films have been nominated as finalists for the 2023 MyView Youth Film Festival. 

  • The Need for Kindness by Elizabeth Newman from Kemptville
  • Dogs by Carter Blake from Kemptville
  • You’re Not Alone by Emma Yakimovich from Kemptville
  • Social Media Dilemma by Jacob Matte-Kubecka from Cornwall
  • Behind High School Preview by Shyanne Anderson from Ingleside
  • Instant Gratification is Bad for Your Health by Adam Yakimovich from Kemptville
  • Passing of Time by Zoe Mainville from Ottawa
  • Horizon Boulevard by Joseph Gagliardi from Merrickville
  • I Love My Community by Aiden Knudson from Mallorytown

Please join us for a celebratory evening Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00pm at the Brockville Arts Centre (235 King St West in Brockville). Walk the red carpet, meet the film-makers and see the nominated films on the big screen in a beautifully restored historic theatre. Winners are determined by a panel of local celebrity judges and will be announced at the evening celebrations! The Grand Prize of $1000 is jointly sponsored by McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual Insurance, the “I Love My Community” $750 prize is sponsored by Exit Realty East and the age-category prizes are donated by YourTV. The YMCA of Eastern Ontario is a new partner for MyView and will be helping amplify and celebrate youth voices for the festival. This event is free to attend so please plan to come and see what young film-makers have to say!

Our judges this year are:

  • Nancy Peckford – Mayor of North Grenville
  • Cameron Wales – Brockville City Councillor
  • Alexa Waycik – Previous MyView Winner
  • Theresa Graham – Previous MyView Winner
  • Doreen Barnes – Producer & Host of F.Y.I on YourTV

The Brockville Arts Centre & City of Brockville Cultural Services is proud to host this celebration of youth voices and film-making at the Awards Ceremony. Want to watch the nominated films ahead of time? Check out the 2023 MyView Nomination Reel on the main-page of our website at 


Rebecca Shams – On behalf of the MyView Youth Film Festival Planning Committee
Health Promoter
Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
613-345-5685 extension 2259
Cell: 613-802-8051