Youth Media Project – New Films, New Perspectives

February 9 2023 / 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Perspectives is a free screening of local youth films that will take place at the Sid William’s Theatre at 7PM on Thursday, February 9.

The event will feature recently created original films produced through the Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Youth Media Project.

Free / Public / All Ages Event

Click here to get tickets.


The films explore a wide range of themes that brainstorm future ways we can all work together to strengthen community resilience. Participants have had an opportunity to work collaboratively with the Tsolum River Restoration Society, the Jordan River Restoration Society, Eureka Support Society and the Comox Valley Transition Society’s Girl’s Group to explore how people come together in these spaces to find solutions to some of the upcoming challenges we might face.

One film explores how climate change is impacting our local Tsolum River and what we might be able to do to mitigate this in our community. Another film explores what it might take to bring salmon back to the Jordan River. The film screening will also feature two original music videos, and a computer animation piece created by local artist and past participant Dan Béaule.

The Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Youth Media Project is a program aimed at connecting young creative individuals to employment opportunities while training them in the technical and creative aspects of filmmaking. The program includes multiple workshops and ample opportunities to build connections within the community. The CVAG YMP runs over the course of 13 weeks and is open to young people ages 16-30.

“I am grateful for the opportunities this program has given me and I am excited for the next steps on my journey” Says one YMP participant. “I enjoyed being able to participate in all of the different films and making lots of new connections and friends.” says Mathew Nobert, another CVAG YMP participant.

Perspectives will be screening at the Sid William’s Theatre on February 9 at 7PM. Doors will open at 6:30PM for people to mingle with the budding filmmakers of the Comox Valley. Patrons are encouraged to book their free tickets through the Sid William’s Theatre by phone or online in advance. Mask wearing is currently encouraged but not required.


Click here to learn more about the YMP program.

Contact: Krista Tupper