A day-long conference of screenings, interactive presentations, and activities for high school students, the Youth Media Conference inspires and equips students to explore, appreciate, analyze, create and share screen media. The conference will promote youth participation and representation in the media as a way to build community strength, encourage dialogue, and empower youth to be creative and innovative.
The Youth Filmmakers Showcase presents new, entertaining and well-crafted works by youth across British Columbia. A jury of some of Vancouver’s most renowned film professionals will present awards and comments following this inspiring and energizing program of shorts made by youth. Be sure to come and cast your vote for the audience award, which will be determined by secret ballot.
This is an excellent field trip opportunity for youth to learn about films and cultures from around the world. These weekday matinee screenings of award-winning feature films are followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, discussant or Festival Director. All films are accompanied by a study guide with relevant information about the films and suggested discussion questions, activities, and resources. There are grade recommendations for each film. The Talent Lab program includes the option of attending a workshop. The workshop is available to school groups and home-learners by pre-registration.