MyView Youth Film Festival is back for its 6th year thanks to new sponsors! Kemptville’s own McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual have teamed up to provide the $1000 Grand Prize for 2019. This creative contest is open to all youth ages 10-24 in Eastern Ontario (see www.myviewfilmfest.ca for list of eligible counties).
Young people are encouraged to pick up their phones or cameras and make a short video that celebrates something in their life or community; shows a solution to a problem or showcases their opinion! Thanks to McGahey Insurance, Grenville Mutual and to YourTV for the chance to win great prizes in the following categories:
· Best Overall Video – $1000
· Age Category Prizes (10-13; 14-17; 18-24)
The deadline for video submission is May 1. Local youth are encouraged to get out into their communities to look for inspiration. There is no shortage of interesting topics to explore. “This generation of young people have all kinds of new issues to tackle. Between #metoo, cannabis legalization and social media, youth are extremely well informed and I look forward to seeing what they have to say!”, says Rebecca Shams, Health Promoter and MyView committee member.
Judging criteria heavily favours the content of the videos over the production elements.
Hopefully this encourages novices to participate and share their stories. “It is shaping up to be another great festival,” says John Barclay, MyView founder and Producer with Triune Productions, “with three months left until the deadline; we already have 5 films submitted.”