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 YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL FILMS

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

Hosted by Maddie King from The Young & Free Press

CALADENIA MELANEMA

By Vanessa Solivio
H.B. Beal Secondary School

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.

Animation Category Finalist (1:12)

Animation Category Finalist (1:12)

HAND-MADE

By Dorothy Ouellette
Catholic Central High School

A comedic experiment in stop-motion clay animation.

 
Animation Category Finalist (1:11)

Animation Category Finalist (1:11)

MANUAL TRANSMISSION

By Queena Liu
H.B. Beal Secondary School

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

Animation Category Finalist (1:05)

Animation Category Finalist (1:05)

NATSUKASHI TABI

By Johan Ferney Alvarez
Catholic Central High School

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.

Animation Category Finalist (1:03)

Animation Category Finalist (1:03)

THAT CUSTOMER AIN'T RIGHT

By Tyler Joksas
Oakridge Secondary School

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

Animation Category Finalist (3:00)

Animation Category Finalist (3:00)

COLORS

By Dorothy Ouellette
Catholic Central High School

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

Creative Arts Category Finalist (2:09)

Creative Arts Category Finalist (2:09)

FREEWAY

By Ranya Treesh
Oakridge Secondary School

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. 

Creative Arts Category Finalist (1:05)

Creative Arts Category Finalist (1:05)

MELATONIN

By Queena Liu
H.B. Beal Secondary School

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

Creative Arts Category Finalist (2:05)

Creative Arts Category Finalist (2:05)

SCOTOMA

By Mac Mallory
London South Collegiate Institute

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.

Creative Arts Category Finalist (4:19)

Creative Arts Category Finalist (4:19)

TOUR THE KIT

By Queena Liu
H.B. Beal Secondary School

Tour the kit with 16 year old drummer Lucy Grant.

Creative Arts Category Finalist (1:00)

Creative Arts Category Finalist (1:00)

ACTION NOT APATHY

By Ranya Treesh
Oakridge Secondary School

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. 

Documentary Category Finalist (5:00)

Documentary Category Finalist (5:00)

GLOBAL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE

By Mika Soetaert
Oakridge Secondary School

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.

Documentary Category Finalist (3:42)

Documentary Category Finalist (3:42)

KEEPING UP WITH THE CHORISTERS

By Olivia Tuckey
London South Collegiate Institute

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 while making great friendships.

Documentary Category Finalist (3:42)

Documentary Category Finalist (3:42)

LIFE IN A DIGITAL WORLD:
THE LONDON PUBLIC LIBRARIES

By Tyler Joksas
Oakridge Secondary School

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

Documentary Category Finalist (4:53)

Documentary Category Finalist (4:53)

MOTHER

By Laura Trujillo
London South Collegiate Institute

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.

Documentary Category Finalist (6:07)

Documentary Category Finalist (6:07)

Narrative Category Finalist (2:17)

Narrative Category Finalist (2:17)

BULLYING IS BAD

By Diego Gonzalez
Catholic Central High School

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

DAYDREAM

By Madi Langdon & Jakob Ager
St. Mary's Catholic High School

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.

Narrative Category Finalist (2:42)

Narrative Category Finalist (2:42)

GOODBYE FOR NOW

By Emma Tucker & Elyssa O'Brien
St. Mary's Catholic High School

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.

Narrative Category Finalist (4:48)

Narrative Category Finalist (4:48)

NIGHT MOVES

By Ethan Hickey
London South Collegiate Institute

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.

 

Narrative Category Finalist (5:00)

Narrative Category Finalist (5:00)

THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT

By Ethan Hickey
London South Collegiate Institute

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

Narrative Category Finalist (4:13)

Narrative Category Finalist (4:13)