Ever since youth were toting cameras around Meaford as part of MY Film Studio, MIFF has been a showcase for young local talent. While award winning international films are our main focus, locally produced student “shorts” are a key part of the festival. In 2012 we partnered with the Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library and now open each night with a highlight from the “Grey Bruce Youth Film Festival”. We’re pleased to be able to do that again. It’s a great chance to watch and meet the amazing young people around us.
From Joanne McKenzie, MIFF Artistic Director, “For the last five years, it has been a MIFF tradition to start each of the four nights with a Student film. I’m proud to continue that tradition - it’s been a terrific crowd-pleaser. The four films are selected from the Grey Bruce Youth Film Festival, which is run by Nadia Danyluk the Youth Services Librarian in Owen Sound. Local libraries,including Meaford, participate
Just our student filmmakers out and about at MIFF. Some of these students are set to come back and present new work at the 2014 festival, so keep an eye out for them!
The Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library recently announced the winners of the 2013 Grey Bruce Youth Film Festival. The screening and awards ceremony for the 2013 Grey Bruce Youth Film Festival took place at the Galaxy Cinema in Owen Sound on Monday, April 15. This year’s winning film in the junior category
Here’s a taste of the work being produced by our student filmmakers. RWTFP Productions (Edgar Cameron, Keagan Moore, Brandan King, Kenny Wright, Cory Wagner and John McCaw) took the 2012 award for Live Action with “The Con”, a suspenseful thriller. Members of a secret organization get blamed for a leak in the organization during an
The Grey Bruce Youth Film Festival provides a venue for young filmmakers in grade 7 through 12 to compete with their peers for honours in the Festival, and to have their short films screened on the big screen at Owen Sound’s Galaxy Theatre for an enthusiastic audience during the festival. Produced by the Owen Sound
Back in the summers of 2009 and 2010, Meaford Youth Film Studio (MY Film Studio) gave students the opportunity to learn the film creation process from start to finish during a unique summer camp. Students learned the principles of scriptwriting, storyboarding, location scouting, lighting, sound, filming, and editing, then had the opportunity to have their