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MyView Youth Film Festival Winners Announced at June 12 Awards Ceremony!

June 13, 2024

The results are in! Eleven local youth film-makers were nominated as finalists in the ninth 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.

  • Grand Prize $1000 winner for overall best film: Where I’m From(?) by Ella Miller from Forthton (sponsored by McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual Insurance)
  • Winner of the $750 “I Love My Community” prize: Front of Yonge’s Happiness Journey by the Front of Yonge Public School Happiness Committee (sponsored by Exit Realty Eastern Ontario)
  • Winner of the $500 Original Music Category: Solitude by Miles Dockendorff from Kemptville (sponsored by Jamming Around Man Productions)
  • Winners of the YMCA prizes (sponsored by the YMCA of Eastern Ontario):
    • Get Outside by Ava Derouin from Almonte ($500)
    • Finding Home by Oscar Arkeveld & Chloe Waycik from Brockville ($250)
  • Winner of the 10-13 age category: You Can Fight Climate Change by Isaac & Ian Dennis from Kemptville (prize sponsored by YourTV)
  • Winner of the 14-17 age category: Community Love in Full Bloom by the Multi-Exceptional Program students at St. Michael’s Catholic High School in Kemptville (prize sponsored by YourTV)
  • Winner of the 18-24 age category: Pink Person by Eva Masson from Kingston (prize sponsored by YourTV)

All nominees got to enjoy an electric 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 from the YMCA of Eastern Ontario. The awards were presented by both festival sponsors and celebrity judges. Comedian and writer, Carolyn Bennett, closed the evening with some encouragement for young people to stay involved in media creation on behalf of the Brockville Arts Centre’s commitment to supporting youth voices!

Check out MyView’s Facebook and Instagram 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, 2025.


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