VIEWFINDERS YOUTH FILM COMPETITION
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!
Presented by DHX Media and produced by ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, the competition accepts short films less than five minutes long from youth participants living in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 5.
Top entries are eligible for prizes that will be awarded at a special Red Carpet screening at the Scotiabank Theatre Halifax on Saturday, June 3. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: animation, live action and documentary. There will also be a grand prize.
VIEWFINDERS TOUR COMING FALL 2017
This year’s ViewFinders School Tour, taking place in October of the 2017-2018 school year, offers a FREE program of matinee features, short film programs for school groups and several filmmaking workshops for students and teachers. The tour will visit Cineplex Cinemas in the Halifax Regional Municipality as well as in Saint John, Charlottetown, Yarmouth and Sydney. More details and booking information coming soon.
Named after the optical window of a camera, ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth began as weeklong film festival for young people and their families in 2002. Since then it has grown into an Atlantic Canada-wide youth initiative that brings the Atlantic Film Festival experience to school groups and communities across the region.
Each year ViewFinders presents the best in regional, national and international films for youth, tackling issues from multiculturalism and community to sustainability and creativity. The program’s activities introduce students to the wonderful world of filmmaking through hands-on media workshops, and the ViewFinders Youth Film Competition provides a platform for young filmmakers - a proven launching pad for the next generation of talent.
ViewFinders is the first step in a life full of experiencing and celebrating the art of film and filmmaking.