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THE YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL

Past Festivals

The Forest City Youth Film Festival started in 2019 with a great screening and awards for 5 films in four categories and 3 pitches. This annual event goes into it's second event in 2020.

YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL

2019 Films

The screenings and awards for the following films happened at Wolf Performance Hall,
October 23, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Melatonin

By Queena Liu, H.B. Beal Secondary SchoolCreative Arts Category Second Place
Overall Best Film Winner
Description

Set to song, a mother and daughter reconcile their ghosts with one another.

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Mother

By Laura Trujillo, London South Collegiate InstituteDocumentary Category Winner
Description

A short documentary portraying a hardworking mother, Patricia, who despite enduring several hardships, has managed to move forward to give herself and her children better opportunities.

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Goodbye For Now

By Emma Tucker & Elyssa O'Brien, St. Mary's Catholic High SchoolNarrative Category Winner
Description

A story about a young girl who is mourning the loss of her best friend and through a series of flash backs we are able to share her best memories with Mia.

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That Customer Ain’t Right

By Tyler Joksas, Oakridge Secondary SchoolAnimation Category Winner
Description

A Lego stop-motion that exaggerates (not by much) the strange nature of certain fast food restaurant customers.

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Freeway

By Ranya Treesh, Oakridge Secondary SchoolCreative Arts Category Winner
Description

This abstract, interpretive video depicts the emotions of letting go and being free. Freeway primarily consists of hand-drawn geometric shapes and designs overlaid onto clips of various colours and textures.

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Caladenia Melanema

By Vanessa Solivio, H.B. Beal Secondary SchoolAnimation Category Second Place
Description

A caladenia melanema is a rare orchid that originates from south-western Australia that closely resembles a ballerina. When it hears music playing, it can't help but dance along.

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Action Not Apathy

By Ranya Treesh, Oakridge Secondary SchoolDocumentary Category Second Place
Description

Action not Apathy is a short documentary film focusing on raising awareness regarding climate change. This film discusses reasons why climate change is of serious concern and outlines plausible solutions.

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Night Moves

By Ethan Hickey, London South Collegiate InstituteNarrative Category Second Place
Description

Two hit men head to a house looking to find answers about a few guns sold to a certain 'Jimmy'. But the two hit men quickly realize they may be at the wrong house.

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Hand-Made

By Dorothy Ouellette, Catholic Central High SchoolAnimation Category Finalist (1:11)
Description

A comedic experiment in stop-motion clay animation.

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Manual Transmission

By Queena Liu, H.B. Beal Secondary SchoolAnimation Category Finalist (1:05)
Description

A brief look at the yearning to break free from the stillness of life.

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Natsukashi Tabi

By Johan Ferney Alvarez, Catholic Central High SchoolAnimation Category Finalist (1:03)
Description

Saito and Saki were a common couple in high school. After a terrible event, Saki disappears by unknown circumstances. Saito decides to search after having a strange dream.

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Colors

By Dorothy Ouellette, Catholic Central High SchoolCreative Arts Category Finalist (2:09)
Description

An exploration of the vivid color in the world around us.

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Scotoma

By Mac Mallory, London South Collegiate InstituteCreative Arts Category Finalist (4:19)
Description

Scotoma, a partial loss of vision or blind spot in an otherwise normal visual field, examines through spoken word and visual symbolism how we choose our perception of the world.

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Tour The Kit

By Queena Liu, H.B. Beal Secondary SchoolCreative Arts Category Finalist (1:00)
Description

Tour the kit with 16 year old drummer Lucy Grant.

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Global Strike For Climate

By Mika Soetaert, Oakridge Secondary SchoolDocumentary Category Finalist (3:42)
Description

This video documents a school strike that took place in London, England on March 15, 2019, in an effort to demonstrate how serious the impacts of climate change really are.

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Keeping Up With The Choristers

By Olivia Tuckey, London South Collegiate InstituteDocumentary Category Finalist (3:42)
Description

A look at a youth choir that was created from an outreach program at Metropolitan United Church in downtown London, Ontario. The small yet diverse group of singers come together to learn about and create beautiful music.

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Life In A Digital World: The London Public Libraries

By Tyler Joksas, Oakridge Secondary SchoolDocumentary Category Finalist (4:53)
Description

A short documentary that provides insights regarding the interest, culture and issues surrounding the public libraries of London, Ontario.

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Bullying Is Bad

By Diego Gonzalez, Catholic Central High SchoolNarrative Category Finalist (2:17)
Description

A little story about a boy named Marckus and how bullying changed his life.

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Daydream

By Madi Langdon & Jakob Ager, St. Mary's Catholic High SchoolNarrative Category Finalist (2:42)
Description

A girl with a dream is trying to find her way through high school. She always finds her way on the stage, where she dreams to be.

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The Graveyard Shift

By Ethan Hickey, London South Collegiate InstituteNarrative Category Finalist (4:13)
Description

A man working the lonely overnight shift at work gets an unexpected visitor knocking at his door.

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