Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Kemptville, Almonte, Brockville students’ films chosen as MyView festival finalists

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Some talented young filmmakers from across Eastern Ontario have been recognized for their hard work.

Local youth ages 10 to 24 have been busy making short videos about something important to them. Eleven original films have been nominated as finalists for the 2024 MyView Youth Film Festival.  

You Can Fight Climate Change by Ian Dennis and Isaac Dennis from Kemptville

Springtime Melody by Elizabeth Newman from Kemptville

Front of Yonge’s Happiness Journey by the Front of Yonge Public School Happiness Committee

Get Outside by Ava Derouin from Almonte

Social Media Doesn’t ‘Like’ You by Emma Yakimovich from Kemptville

Community Love in Full Bloom by the Multi-Exceptional Program students at St. Michael’s Catholic High School in Kemptville

Solitude by Miles Dockendorff from Kemptville

Finding Home by Oscar Arkeveld and Chloe Waycik from Brockville

Little by Little by Cypress Darling from Ottawa

Pink Person by Eva Masson from Kingston

Where I’m From(?) by Ella Miller from Forthton

A celebratory awards ceremony will be held Wednesday, June 12 at 7p.m. at the Brockville Arts Centre (235 King St West in Brockville). The event is free to attend.

Attendees will get to 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 $1,000 is jointly sponsored by McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual Insurance and the “I Love My Community” $750 prize is sponsored by Exit Realty Eastern Ontario.

New this year are the $500 prize for best original music sponsored by Jamming Around Man Productions of Kemptville and an additional $500 prize sponsored by the YMCA of Eastern Ontario.

The age-category prizes are donated by YourTV.

Judges this year are:

Alexa Waycik – Previous MyView Winner

Cameron Wales – Brockville City Councillor

Dale Elliott – DCE Media/Hometown TV12

Herb Cloutier – Jamming Around Man Productions

Julie Fossitt – City of Kingston

The Brockville Arts Centre and the City of Brockville Cultural Services is proud to host this celebration of youth voices and film-making at the Awards Ceremony. Want to watch the nominated films ahead of time? Check out the 2024 MyView Nomination Reel on the main-page of our website at 

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