The Reel Youth Film Festival is being hosted by Cumberland youth as a fundraiser for the CCSS Youth Centre. Photo by Ron Pogue

Reel Youth Film Fest seeks local youth films

The Reel Youth Film Festival (RYFF) in conjunction with the Cumberland Community Schools Society (CCSS) is once again seeking film submissions from local youth.

“Last year we were excited to have three local films included in the festival. We would love to top that this year. Our goal is to showcase as many local filmmakers as possible at our screening,” said Kate Ashton, program co-ordinator for CCSS.

“Please help us spread the word to as many youth filmmakers, and future filmmakers as possible. If you are looking for a winter break activity, how about making a film?”

Each film should be between three to 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 Ashton at ccss.youthcoordinator@gmail.com.

The submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 9.

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 3 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 2019 touring festival.

To view last year’s films go to http://reelyouth.ca/tour2016-17.html

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