Youth Filmmakers Showcase

Thursday, April 10, 4:00 pm | Vancity Theatre

The 6th annual Youth Filmmakers Showcase (YFS) is a curated program which brings together the best film and video made by youth in grades five to twelve from across British Columbia. YFS is an opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to screen their films in front of a live audience, and have an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other filmmakers and professionals.

Based on proficiency in form, expression, experimentation and content, prizewinners will be selected by a jury of film industry professionals, who will award prizes for: Best use of Music and/or Sound, Camera and/or Lighting, Editing, Acting, Writing, Direction and Best Picture. The audience will also have an opportunity to weigh in and vote by secret ballot for the most popular film award. Only those in the audience can vote, so come out and support Vancouver's up and coming filmmakers!

Roadsides and Pillowcases

ROADSIDES AND PILLOWCASES 
Conner Dwelly // 6:30
A young girl struggles to keep a secret from her best friend, but the truth soon tears them apart.

ONE OF A KIND
Ravia Arora, Jennifer Lau, Elizabeth Li, Angela Lo, Harnoor Sidhu //  3:03
Sometimes it’s hard to be unique, when everyone expects you to be just like them.  

Facebook Terror

FACEBOOK TERROR
Harjeet, Mujtaba, Hannah, Jadyn, Juan // 1:00
Facebook can be a terrifying place.

Phone-Y

PHONE-Y
Simran Cheema, Alina Bains, Jessica Higgs, Chloe Yeo // 4:40
The anonymity of the Internet is not necessarily helpful when it comes to meeting new people.

Breaker

BREAKER
Luke Anderson, Liam Baynes, Karsen Seel, Ella Swan // 2:13
A video game addict gets tricked into going camping.

Community

COMMUNITY
Rose Wang // 2:33
Planting the seeds of community can take many shapes, colours and sizes. Diversity is key!

Toy Castle

TOY CASTLE
Temma Shandon, Nikitha Martins, Nesta Toft, Alexandra Abrahamsen // 2:15
For siblings, sometimes sharing isn’t the easiest task. 

Outlaw's Reckoning

THE OUTLAW'S RECKONING
Thomas Perkins // 4:42
The West is a dangerous place--full of outlaws and bandits. It’s time for a reckoning.  

Lord of the Guys

LORD OF THE GUYS
Peter Bundic, Joshua Costea, Ben Harrison, Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey, Kaiden Downie, Arjun Gawri // 5:59
No parents. No teachers. No rules... No mercy. A comedic takes on being lost in the woods.

The Doorbell

THE DOORBELL
Riley O’Neill // 1:16
“I want to push my finger down on it, until heavenly chimes ring through my ears!”

Iron First: The Arrival

IRON FIRST: THE ARRIVAL
Jensen Tung, Charlie Park, Chan Lee, Aidan O’Brien // 4:14 
With great power comes great responsibility, the Iron Fist is looking for his creator.

Creative Derby

CREATIVE DERBY
Mariama Boima, Laura Valencia, Sheila Sanchez Arellano, Hien Truong, Andreas Nikolaou, Hailey Krakoczki // 3:00 
Experimental, artistic and bold, this film explores the tensions between creativity and the rigid structures of school life.

Sleep to Smile

SLEEP TO SMILE
Camille Point, Erin Hwang, Sabrina Lin, Sophia Trisoglio // 1:00

Are you getting enough sleep?

Dreams

DREAMS
Aynsley Hamilton, Mikaela Gluck, Megan Taylor, Taylor Mander // 3:25
An experimental documentary explores the uncanny, surreal world of the dream and seeks to understand why we dream.

Sampled HWSS

SAMPLED HWSS
Jonathan Kang // 2:24
Slick editing and innovative camera angles highlight the rhythmic soundscape of Heritage Woods Secondary School. 

Line By Line

LINE BY LINE
Camile Point // 5:54
After an accident, a mother’s love and support helps get Alexa through a difficult time. 

In the End

IN THE END
Katie McDonald, Michelle Kwok, Jasmine Teng // 4:06
Caring for your elders is difficult, especially if they don’t want your support—it might be time to clear the air.

The Life of Dilys Mary Shotton

THE LIFE OF DILYS MARY SHOTTON
Kana Saarni, Jodi-Ann Wang // 3:32
Ageism is Canada’s most widely tolerated form of social discrimination. Dilys Mary Shotton, 91, is unapolagetically full of life.

Aushwitz

AUSCHWITZ
Cole Jones, Shay Alford, Stephanie Serraglio // 4:55
The remnants of WWII have to be seen to be believed. This doc will take you to Germany’s infamous concentration camp, Auschwitz.

1 in 5

1 IN 5
Bailee Trytko, Hannah Davis, Jordan Lawrence, Lauren Hunt // 2:51
This girl is just letting some guy ruin her day. Why doesn’t she do something about it?

Last Fall

LAST FALL
Kora Vanderlip // 5:55
When you’re headed in the wrong direction, sometimes you have to get off the train and wait for it to turn around before you can go back.

The Edge

THE EDGE
Sarah Moonje, Alina Bains, Jessica Higgs, Chloe Yeo, Simran Cheema // 1:07  
Suicide is a reality for many Canadians who live on the edge. 

Folds

FOLDS
Stephanie Serraglio, Emmaline Holtz, Shay Alford // 5:00
A couragous young girl shares the story of her long struggle with her body image. 

Them

THEM
Harriet Chen, Claire Brnjac, Jastina Aujla, Vanessa Kwan // 2:57
Music and love provide an antidote for homophobic bullying.

Mirrors

MIRRORS
Emmaline Holtz // 3:15
Self-reflection is a powerful exercise that can sometimes be the most difficult of your life.

Note: this program screens as part of the Youth Media Conference for high school students and is open to the public.

If you are interested in participating in next year’s edition of the showcase, send us your work. Submission guidelines can be found on the main YFS page.