U19 film festival is coming up for Rossland and area filmmakers

Young filmmakers had better get their cameras rolling, because the U19 Film Festival is coming up quick.

Young filmmakers had better get their cameras rolling, because the U19 Film Festival is coming up quick. The festival invites filmmakers under the age of 19 from the area to submit their creations by April 15. Then, on April 27, the films will be screened at the film festival from 6-9 p.m.

The festival is put on through a partnership between the Rossland Council of Arts and Culture and the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST).

There are seven film categories to enter films in and prizes up to $200. The categories are Drama, Documentary, Comedy, Snow Sports, Sports Adventure, People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice.

The only rules are that films be submitted using a form found on the KAST website, films have to be less than 10 minutes and films must be made by someone 19 years old or younger, from the West Kootenay.

Films are free to enter though, so if you meet the requirements, you can enter as many as you like, but they have to be submitted via DVD.

This is the festival’s second year as a stand-alone, it started as a component of the Rossland Mountain Film Festival, but has evolved into its own event.

KAST provides the young filmmakers with workshops in the fall to give them the tools to create and edit the films, then they do the REEL youth Film Festival in November as a means to inspire.

For more information on how to submit your film contact Rachael Roussin at 362-5452 or by email at rosslandarts@gmail.com.

Alternatively, go to www.kast.com for more information on how to enter.


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