Thank you to everyone who attended the May 23rd screening of the Reel Youth Film Festival! The event was a great success and we're excited to release five new Cortes-made films to the world.
We'd also like to thank all of the amazing seniors (and new movie stars) who participated in the program. Trude Albright-Sweeny, Jeannie Campbell, Andy Ellingsen, Bruce Ellingsen, Diane Hansen, and Ed Piggott; thank you for sharing your inspiring stories, wit, and wisdom with us.
To watch the fantastic films created in the Celebrating Seniors Film Program, visit:http://reelyouth.ca/cortes-seniors-2015.html
Thanks to all who voted at the Film Festival! The tallies were close but you can find out the winner of Best Local Film by going to the film program page above.
This inter-generational film program was made possible by:
Cortes Island Museum and Archives Society
Cortes Island Seniors Society
Strathcona Regional District
Literacy Outreach Cortes Island
50% of the funds raised at the Film Festival screening will go towards Literacy Outreach Cortes Island's programs. The other 50% will be put towards future Reel Youth film programs on Cortes Island.
Thank you everyone for your ongoing support of community-made media!