Good news! The deadline for submissions for the MyView Youth Film Festival has been extended for one week. Youth ages 10-24 in Eastern Ontario now have until midnight on Friday May 8th to submit their film.
Most young people are at home during this pandemic, and it’s a good time to get those cameras going. If you’ve got a phone, you can make a film. Pick a topic that means something to you; it could even be about how you are managing and adapting to all this upheaval. No fancy editing software required. You can film in one take – or take advantage of free editing apps like iMovie or FilmoraGo. The judging criteria favour the content over the production quality – so don’t let being a first time film-maker deter you. The rules are simple – 5 minutes or less, and no copy-written music without permission. Check out our website at www.myviewfilmfest.ca for a full list of rules, judging criteria, and how to submit.
Encouraging community engagement and youth voices, as well as empowering youth to be producers of media instead of passive consumers, are the driving forces for this festival. Fantastic age-category prizes (sponsored by YourTV) and the grand prize of $1,000 (co-sponsored by McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual Insurance) are great motivators as well.
The judges for the 2019 Festival have been confirmed and are: Nancy Peckford – Mayor of North Grenville; Brett Todd – Mayor of Prescott; Cameron Wales – Brockville City Councillor; Alexa Waycik – Previous MyView Winner; and Theresa Graham – Previous MyView Winner.
The Red Carpet Awards will be adapted this year due to the need for physical distancing – so stay tuned for more details on how we will announce the winners and deliver the great prizes, all while doing our part to help #FlattenTheCurve.