The Reel Youth Film Festival (RYFF) in conjunction with the Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS) is once again seeking film submissions from local youth.
“Each year that we have hosted this event, we have doubled our local filmmaker content. This event continues to grow and we love being able to provide a venue for filmmakers to feature their work,” said Kate Ashton, program co-ordinator for CCSS. “Please help us spread the word to as many youth filmmakers as possible. Films can be anything including music videos, skate videos, funny content and dramatic content. You can even use your phone if the resolution is high enough. This is the perfect activity to do over the winter break!”
Each film should be between three and five minutes long, and be created by youth 19 and under. Adult help is permitted, but must be disclosed on the submission form.
Submission forms and more information can be found by emailing Kate Ashton at firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 8, 2020.
The Reel Youth Film Festival is being hosted by Cumberland youth as a fundraiser for the CCSS Youth Centre. The film night will take place March 2, 2020 at the Cumberland Community School.
The Reel Youth Film Festival is a non-profit whose mandate is to empower young voices through media arts. The RYFF has a yearly call for submissions and then their youth council decides which films will become part of that year’s festival.
The festival kicks off at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and then tours across the country with a stop in Cumberland. Local films submitted here will be shown at our film night and then forwarded to the RYFF Youth Council for application to the 2020 touring festival. To view last year’s films please go to www.reelyouth.ca
Major sponsors of the festival include the Vancouver Foundation and Tides Canada Initiatives. To become a local sponsor, please email Kate Ashton at email@example.com