Young filmmakers asked to explore homelessness

Youth Action for Homelessness is seeking youth aged 14 to 21 to submit videos exploring issues around homelessness. The five-minute videos can educate, challenge myths or raise awareness. Winning filmmakers can receive one of two laptops, a $500 educational bursary or a week of film study.

“When we started thinking about issues in the Capital Regional District, the issues of homelessness and youth awareness (and) engagement kept coming up as two areas we felt strongly in wanting to support,” says Chris Tilden, branch manager for Vancity Credit Union.  “The goal of the video contest is to give youth a platform to have their voices heard while challenging the myths of homelessness.”

The Y.A.H. Video Contest project is delivered by a team from the 2011 Leadership Victoria program, and is proudly supported by the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness.

The contest closes April 30 and a showcase event will take place in late May. For more information, visit the coalition’s website.

Youth who wish to participate but do not have access to video equipment can contact yahvideocontest@gmail.com.

Just Posted

Science fair draws best junior scientists from Vancouver Island to Victoria

200 young science enthusiasts share their inventions and discoveries at UVic

Young cyclist struck near Galloping Goose Trail

Minor injuries reported by police

Vic. Symphony, Jeans ‘n Classics will rock you with the Best of Queen

Post-Bohemian Rhapsody, Pops Series concerts bring British band’s music back into spotlight

LOCAL FLAVOUR: Farm Whisperer tackles tough subject of farm succession

Linda Geggie is executive director with CR-FAIR

New Coast Guard ship crashes into Ogden Point breakwater

‘It is fairly unprecedented that it would happen’

VIDEO: Keeping the hope alive, 28 years later

Annual Michael Dunahee Keep the Hope Alive run raised money for Child Find B.C.

Bobrovsky perfect as Blue Jackets blank Canucks 5-0

Vancouver shut out for 10th time this season

Fundraising campaign launched for man caught in SilverStar avalanche

In only two days, the GoFundMe surpassed its $15,000 goal

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps says future assembly deliberations won’t be closed to public

Reversal comes after Saanich Coun. Judy Brownoff raised concerns

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frightened cruise passengers in Norway

The Viking Sky cruise ship was carrying 1,300 passengers and crew when it experienced engine trouble

Search and rescue team helicopters injured climber from B.C. provincial park

A 30-year-old woman suffered a suspected lower-limb fracture in Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park

DOJ: Trump campaign did not co-ordinate with Russia in 2016

Attorney General William Barr said special counsel “does not exonerate” Trump of obstructing justice

Most Read