Youth Filmmakers Showcase 2024

We’re thrilled to announce the winners, presented by the Jury at the VIFF Centre on April 13!

 

Best Film Award
Prize: A Vancouver Film School Summer Intensives course of your choice / 10 tickets to VIFF
Winner: THE SUMMONERS

Directing Award
Prize: A Vancouver Film School Summer Intensives course of your choice
Winner: Terrifying Tales of səl̓ilw̓ət

Runner-up: HEY DARLING
Prize: The Cinematheque’s Summer youth filmmaking program, Cinelab

Documentary Award
Prize: One Year professional development pass from DOC BC / One Online Pass for DOXA
Winner: THE POTTINGERS

Animation Award
Prize: 1 year full subscription to Toon Boom Storyboard Pro + Harmony Essentials
Winner: STRAY

Runner-up: MISSION RESCUE NOVA
Prize: 6 Tickets to RIO Theatre

Screenwriting Award
Prize: A copy of A Writer’s Journey from Massy Books / 1  Final Draft License
Winner:  SMILE FOR ME

Runner-up: THE SUMMONERS
Prize: A copy of Save the Cat from Massy Books / 1  Final Draft License

Music and/or Sound Award
Prize: One VideoMic NTG from Røde
Winner: REFLECTIONS

Runner-up: STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM
Prize: Røde NTH-100 Headphones

Acting Award
Prize: A Vancouver Film School Summer Intensives course of your choice / 2 Books from Massy Books – Sanford Meisner on Acting and An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavsky / 1 pass for VLAFF
Winner: PROMISES

Camera and/or Lighting Award
Prize: One production membership with equipment credit of $1000 from Cineworks / 1 pass for VLAFF
Winner: MY FRIEND, FRANCIS

Editing Award
Prize: One producer membership with equipment credit of $500 from VIVO Media Arts
Winner: LOVE IS UNIVERSAL

Runner-up: TIMELESS INFECTION
Prize: One production membership with equipment credit of $500 from Cineworks 

Audience Award
Prize: One production membership with equipment credit of $500 from Cineworks
Winner: LOVE IS UNIVERSAL

Strawberry Ice Cream | Leah Park, Linnea Logie, Sarah Wang | 5 min
A perfectionist runs into a young optimist.

Reflections | Sanique Hunt | 2 min
Reflections is a song based on a musical journey. The verse “Let if Flow’“ tells you to go for it and not hold back.

Terrifying Tales of səl̓ilw̓ət​ | Kadence, Harley, Takiyah | 8 min
A series of three terrifying tales, as told by youth of the Tsleil-Waututh nation.

Love is Universal | Rylie Siraj, Kyonna Clarke, Kael Gough-Johnson, Jared Magale, Mason Fraser | 3 min
Two lovers question whether or not they love each other in every universe.

Hey Darling | Elliot Walker | 10 min
Dorian is a transgender teen boy who lives at home with his single dad, Barney. He feels trapped in a mirage of masculinity by his father and the gendered expectations of the world around him. One day a mysterious figure leaves behind a flyer advertising an amateur drag competition and a spark ignites in Dorian’s mind.

Mission Rescue Nova | Camdyn McLaughlin | 1 min
A starship malfunctions and an astronaut must save her co-pilot.

Smile For Me | Ayush Senanayake, Ben Bueckert, Wesley Eeagles, C-Jay Bryce | 7 min
Sam, a grieving brother desperate for answers about his missing sibling, turns to an artificial intelligence program, for assistance. This reveals unsettling truths and offers cryptic insights into Sam’s past and the lines between reality and delusion blur. With tension mounting and secrets unraveling, Sam confronts the haunting consequences of his quest for closure.

The Pottingers | Calille Pottinger | 8 min
A loving portrait of grampa Pottinger.

My Friend, Francis | Vlada Hayvoronska | 6 min
Arlow is grappling with the tragic loss of her best friend Francis. She engages in heartfelt conversations with Francis’ spirit, desperately seeking closure and understanding amidst the shrouds of guilt, regret and unanswered questions.

Stray | Alek Gorczycka | 1 min
An alien finds a demented cat.

Promises | Jada Chang, Ella Dixon, Caia Freidel, Kennedy Kopke, Emma McDonald, Sanaa Latif | 7 min
Upon discovering a box of childhood memories, a helicopter mother is faced with her childhood memories, prompting her to reassess her estranged relationship with her daughter.

Timeless Infection | Zachary Nabi | 4 min
A man goes looking for his girlfriend in an infected wasteland.

The Summoners | Lyra Murphy | 10 min
New student, Lilith, navigates high school relationships while battling blatant misogyny. Alongside her new friends she overcomes her struggles with demonic help.

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