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MyView Youth Film Festival Winners Announced at June 14 Awards Ceremony!

June 15, 2023

The results are in! Nine local youth film-makers were nominated as finalists in the 8 annual MyView Youth Film Festival. Last night they came together with friends, family, community members and the media for an impressive event at the Brockville Arts Centre to celebrate, and reveal the winners.

  • Winner of the 10-13 age category: The Need for Kindness by Elizabeth Newman from Kemptville (prize sponsored by YourTV)
  • Winner of the 14-17 age category: Social Media Dilemma by Jacob Matte-Kubecka from Cornwall (prize sponsored by YourTV)
  • Winner of the $750 “I Love My Community” prize: I Love My Community by Aiden Knudson from Mallorytown (sponsored by Exit Realty Eastern Ontario)
  • Grand Prize $1000 winner for overall best film: You’re Not Alone by Emma Yakimovich from Kemptville (sponsored by McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual Insurance)

All nine nominees got to enjoy a red carpet media event and see their films on the big screen at the beautiful, historic Brockville Arts Centre theatre. The evening began with a welcome and land acknowledgement by Rob Adams, CEO of the YMCA of Eastern Ontario, newest MyView partner, and ceremony sponsor. The awards were presented by Brockville City Counsellor, Cameron Wales, previous MyView winner Alexa Waycik, sponsors from Exit Realty Eastern Ontario, and committee members John Barclay and Rebecca Shams. Anne Shropshire, manager of Cultural Services for the City of Brockville, closed the evening with some encouragement for young people to stay involved in media creation and expressed the Brockville Arts Centre’s commitment to supporting youth voices!

Check out MyView’s facebook page at for more pictures of the event and you can watch the nominated films – including the winners, on the website at

Know someone aged 10-24? Share this opportunity with them – submissions for next year’s festival are accepted anytime before May 1, 2024.


Rebecca Shams – On behalf of the MyView Youth Film Festival Planning Committee
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