Young filmmakers will share spotlight in REEL Rejects on Dec. 2

REEL Rejects, a cinematic experience created by local youth, will be screening at the Stan Hagen Theatre on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.

The screening will feature the latest original films created by participants of the Youth Media Project at the Comox Valley Art Gallery. This is a free, all ages event, open to the general public.

The Youth Media Project is a program aimed at helping young creative individuals eliminate barriers to employment while being trained in the technical and creative aspects of filmmaking.

The program includes workshops on employability skills and ample opportunities to build connections within the community. The Youth Media Project runs over the course of 13 weeks and is open to people ages 16-30.

The films cover a wide range of themes and topics. Each of the nine participants create one personal film on a subject that is important to them, and one film as a part of a work placement with various organizations throughout the Comox Valley.

“This has been a life-changing experience,” says Ryan Weaver, 29. “I have learned so many transferable skills and gained confidence in my abilities as a creator and change maker. The environment is incredibly supportive and I am impressed by the quality of work that everyone has put together in such a short time.”

“Being so young and wanting to go into the film industry, this program has given me a taste of what the industry is like,” said Hailey Phye, 19. “It encourages a professional and accepting space where all ideas and strengths are welcomed.”

Doors will open at 6:30 for people to mingle with the filmmakers and enjoy the free snacks. Attendees are encouraged to wear a costume.

 

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