Youth ages 10-24 across Eastern Ontario were busy this spring making short videos about something important to them. Nine original local films have been nominated as finalists for the 2019 MyView Youth Film Festival:

Precious Cargo by Joy Covey from Brockville
Barbie and Ken by Mackenzie Ball from Kemptville
Simple Math by Max Benda from Smiths Falls
I am I & You are You by Gwyneth Orr from Ottawa
Creativity is Courage by Jaida McCain from Brockville
It’s Your Choice by Lauren Armstrong, Leah Garrah, Leah Hamlen and Hannah Pruner from Brockville
B&H: World’s Best Grocer! by Adam Yakimovich from Kemptville
Bullying and How to Solve it by Demetra Foley and Kelauna Doyle from Lansdowne
Relieving Stress Solution by Jorja Reed and Zoe Harrall from Lansdowne

Our judges this year are: Nancy Peckford – Mayor of North Grenville; Brett Todd – Mayor of Prescott; Cameron Wales – Brockville City Councillor; Alexa Waycik – Previous MyView Winner; Theresa Graham – Previous MyView Winner; Janet Venn Jackson – St. Lawrence College – Brockville; and Dale Elliott – DCE Media Productions.

Please join us for a celebratory evening Awards Ceremony on Thursday June 6 at 7pm at the Brockville Arts Centre (235 King St West). Come and 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 provided by McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual and the age-category prizes are donated by YourTV. Get your free tickets now on Eventbrite, or by visiting the MyView facebook page.

Want to watch the nominated films ahead of time? Check out the 2019 MyView Nomination Reel on the main-page of our website at www.myviewfilmfest.ca.

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