2023 YOUTH PROGRAMS

Two days of special programming for high school filmmakers.

Ideal for students interested in Film, TV and Broadcasting.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 19TH

Special Screening with Ethan Hickey, Xavier Wehrli and Queena Liu

Ethan, Xavier and Queena are award-winning young filmmakers and Forest City Youth Film Festival (FCYFF) alumni. This event will screen three of their shorts—all of which were selected for this year’s Forest City Film Festival. A Q&A with the three directors will be moderated by two student filmmakers.

Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm

Location: Wolf Performance Hall, London ON

Cost: $10 per student (non-OYFF Members) or $5 per student (OYFF Members)

A Feature and a Short

This special screening pairs FCYFF-alumnus Ethan Hickey’s feature film, Older Every Day, with Aidan Lesser’s short film, Greenfield. A moderated Q&A session with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

Time: 3:00pm to 4:45pm

Location: Wolf Performance Hall, London ON

Cost: $12 per student (non-OYFF Members) or $10 per student (OYFF Members)

Forest City Youth Film Festival Screening and Awards Show

This showcase event highlights the amazing talent of Southwestern Ontario’s high school filmmakers! Come see 30 amazing short films in the Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, Music Video and Feature Pitch categories. Be sure to stick around for Fanshawe College’s Red Carpet Soirée, where attendees can mix and mingle after the show.

Time: 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Location: Wolf Performance Hall, London ON

Cost: $10 ($7 for students/seniors) Note: FCYFF Official Selections receive 4 complimentary tickets.

School Fair

Select post-secondary schools with programs in film/TV/broadcasting will be in attendance at this FREE event. School representatives will be available to discuss their programs, answer questions and provide brochures.

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm and 4:45pm-6:30 pm

Location: Wolf Performance Hall, London ON

Cost: FREE!

FRIDAY OCTOBER 20TH

High School Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM): Working With Actors

A unique reach-ahead opportunity for students in the Arts & Culture and Information and Communications Technology streams! Led by three industry experts, this interactive workshop will provide valuable tips on how to direct, light and record your scenes for maximum impact!

Time: 9:30am to 11:45am

Location: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Grand Ballroom, East Room, London ON

Tickets: $60/student (non-OYFF Members) or $40/student (OYFF Members)

Six Shorts Bundle: Inspiring Youth (with Pizza Lunch Option)

If the morning SHSM event has you all jazzed up, why not take in six amazing short films while scarfing down pizza, pop and a two-bite brownie? (Food and beverages can be consumed in the theatre.) A short Q&A will follow the shorts program.

Time: 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Location: Wolf Performance Hall, London ON

Cost: Six Shorts Bundle: $12/student (non-OYFF Members) or $10/student (OYFF Members)

OR Six Shorts Bundle with Lunch: $22/student (non-OYFF Members) or $20/student (OYFF Members)

Note: Special group rates available for classes of 15 students or more.

Register today!

Limited tickets available, so don’t delay!