Brockville – The 5th Annual MyView Film Festival Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, June 8th at the Brockville Arts Centre.
Youth ages 10-24 across Eastern Ontario were busy this spring making short videos about something important to them.
Eight original local films were nominated as finalists for the 2017 MyView Youth Film Festival.
The eight nominees were:
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
The grand prize winners were Sarah Haggett & Vanessa Birt for their film “Who Gets to Decide What Beauty Is?”
The winner of the 10-13 year-old category was Luke Gardiner with his film, “Canada 150”.
The winner of the 14-17 year-old category was Stewart Travers for his film, “Keep Our Spaces Beautiful”.
The winner of the 18-34 year-old category is the Boys & Girls Club of Cornwall/SD&G with their film, Plain & Standardized Packaging”
Category prizes were donated by CogecoTV, and the grand prize of $1000 was provided by Video Communications Ltd, owned by Producer/Director Chris Cochrane of Brockville.
They are already accepting submissions for next year’s youth film festival.
For more information please visit: http://myviewfilmfest.ca/