The organizers of the Lambton Youth Short Film Competition are hoping more teens will participate this year as they bring the contest to the classroom.
The Lambton Food and Film Festival organizes the competition and in the past has held a mass workshop for students from across the county. During the pandemic, more teens participated with the virtual event.
Now the group is bringing the training right to their high schools.
This spring, in order to accommodate strong interest in the community, additional live sessions of “Film in a Day” will be held over the course of a week in April. By completion of the school year, nearly 150 students will have taken the training.
“It is clear that the program enjoys broad community support. For many students, the training is one of their calendar highlights,” says Scott Ferguson of the Forest Optimists.
“For some, it is a means to test their interest and skills in a career in film. For others, it is a means simply to have fun, work on a team, and be creative with their peers,” Ferguson added.
The competition is part of the Lambton Film and Food Festival (LaFFF) which is held annually on the weekend immediately after Victoria Day weekend. This year it will run from Thursday, May 26 to Sunday, May 29.