Youth Filmmakers Showcase

Thursday, April 6, 4:00 PM | VANCITY THEATRE

The 9th annual Youth Filmmakers Showcase (YFS) is a curated program which brings together the best film and video made by youth in grades five to twelve from across British Columbia. YFS is an opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to screen their films in front of a live audience, and have an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other filmmakers and professionals.

Based on proficiency in form, expression, experimentation and content, prizewinners will be selected by a jury of film industry professionals. The audience will also have an opportunity to weigh in and vote by secret ballot for the most popular film award. Only those in the audience can vote, so come out and support Vancouver's up and coming filmmakers!

This program screens as part of the Youth Media Conference for high school students and is open to the public. You are welcome to arrive early for our Behind the Scenes Expo at 3:00pm -- a career fair focused on the entertainment industry. Have your questions ready; this is your chance to get your foot in the door to the career of your dreams! If you are interested in participating in next year’s edition of the showcase, send us your work. Submission guidelines can be found on the main YFS page.

Build your community with R2R and VPL! As an addition to the Showcase, the Vancouver Public Library will be offering programs for teens in their digital creation space, the Inspiration Lab. Join library staff for a whirlwind tour of the Lab, sign up to try out their Green Screen and filming equipment or learn the basics of audio recording in their sound booths. That's right, a special opportunities to connect with likeminded individuals and learn new skills! The Inspiration Lab is FREE to anyone with a library card






Based on proficiency in form, expression, experimentation and content, the jury will award the prizes above. The Audience Award winner will be determined by you, the audience! Your secret ballot will be collected at the end of the screening--you must be in the audience to vote. See you at the movies!  

Take a look at all the amazing sponsors who make YFS possible 

View the Video Gallery of previous YFS winners here