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General News · 21st May 2016
Leah (Reel Youth)
This documentary filmmaking program will bring youth, adults, and seniors together to produce films that celebrate the rich history of Cortes Island and its senior residents.

In this program you will:
• Learn how to plan, shoot, and edit a short documentary film
• Work creatively with a small group of peers
• Help tell the stories of elders in your community
• Have a ridiculous amount of fun!

We are looking for people ages 13 and up to participate in this exciting project.
Adults are welcome too!

The final films will be featured on our website and YouTube channel, on, and screened publicly on Cortes Island as part of the Reel Youth Film Festival.


All experience levels are welcome. We only have room for 15 participants, so check out the details below and register now!

Thursday, June 9th ~ 4-8pm
Friday, June 10th ~ 4-8pm
Saturday, JUNE 11th ~ 11-5pm
Sunday, JUNE 12th ~ 11-5pm

Saturday, JUNE 18 ~ 11-5pm
Sunday, JUNE 19~ 11-5pm

WHERE: Manson's Hall, Pioneer Room

WHO: Open to anyone ages 13 and up. No experience necessary!

NOTE: If you're in high school, we can give you 32 volunteer hours for your participation.

PROGRAM FEE: $20 (payable on arrival). Bursaries available upon request.

Thursday, July 7th from 7-9pm at Manson's Hall


This project aims to celebrate the rich history of Cortes Island and it's residents. If you would like to nominate a local senior (ages 65+) to be featured in one of the six films we're producing, please click on the link below.

Thank you to the following organizations for making this project possible:
Cortes Island Seniors Society
Cortes Island Museum and Archives Society
Literacy Now Cortes