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Finalists Announced for the 9th Annual MyView Youth Film Festival!

May 27, 2024

Youth ages 10-24 across Eastern Ontario have been busy making short videos about something important to them. Eleven original films have been nominated as finalists for the 2024 MyView Youth Film Festival. 

  • You Can Fight Climate Change by Ian Dennis and Isaac Dennis from Kemptville
  • Springtime Melody by Elizabeth Newman from Kemptville
  • Front of Yonge’s Happiness Journey by the Front of Yonge Public School Happiness Committee
  • Get Outside by Ava Derouin from Almonte
  • Social Media Doesn’t ‘Like’ You by Emma Yakimovich from Kemptville
  • Community Love in Full Bloom by the Multi-Exceptional Program students at St. Michael’s Catholic High School in Kemptville
  • Solitude by Miles Dockendorff from Kemptville
  • Finding Home by Oscar Arkeveld and Chloe Waycik from Brockville
  • Little by Little by Cypress Darling from Ottawa
  • Pink Person by Eva Masson from Kingston
  • Where I’m From(?) by Ella Miller from Forthton

Please join us for a celebratory evening Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00pm at the Brockville Arts Centre (235 King Street 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 and the “I Love My Community” $750 prize is sponsored by Exit Realty Eastern Ontario. New this year are the $500 prize for best original music sponsored by Jamming Around Man Productions of Kemptville and an additional $500 prize sponsored by the YMCA of Eastern Ontario. The age-category prizes are donated by YourTV. 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:

  • Alexa Waycik – Previous MyView Winner
  • Cameron Wales – Brockville City Councillor
  • Dale Elliott – DCE Media/Hometown TV12
  • Herb Cloutier – Jamming Around Man Productions
  • Julie Fossitt – City of Kingston

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 2024 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