“Film for Thought” is a cinematic event and experience created by local youth who worked in the Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Youth Media Project.

Screening at the Rotary Hall of the Florence Filberg Center on April 13th, “Film for Thought” will feature the work of the nine youth who participated in the thirteen-week program. Doors for the screening will be open at 6:30 p.m. and screening will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The event features both the personal films from each of the nine youth participants as well as projects the that they have done for a variety of community organizations.

These organizations include the Comox Valley Head Injury Society, Project Watershed, the Black Creek Community Association and Aids Vancouver Island, among many others.

The Youth Media Project is an initiative funded by Service Canada to provide training and skills in video production for young people ages 16 to 30, allowing them to open doors to a variety of career and life opportunities.

This will be the fourth year of the program. To be eligible for the program, participants have to be interested in art and video, between the ages of 16 and 30, not attending school full time, not on Employment Insurance and legally entitled to work in Canada.

Participants will be paid minimum wage for 30 hours per week if accepted.

CVAG is currently accepting applications for the next Youth Media Project, which will start next September. The program is also an Equity employer, so people of all genders, races and backgrounds are welcome to apply. To apply, send an e-mail to Krista Tupper at Krista.cvagymp@gmail.com or drop a letter of application off to CVAG, located at 580 Duncan Avenue.

For details, call 250-3380-6211. The deadline for applications is September 5th, 2018.

CVAG Youth Media Project