Film Camp For Kids Looking For Votes

Tuesday October 13th, 2015

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A local film camps is hoping to win big.

The Downtown Film Camp for Kids & Youth have entered the Aviva Community Fund competition to win $100,000.

The film camps have proven to be a success with 25 campers enrolled in 2013, 65 in 2014, and 123 this past summer.

“Participants learn many new skills that will last a lifetime. Filmmaking is teamwork that requires leadership, patience, communication, and attention to detail and deadlines,” says Nicole Gellman, camp director. “Filmmaking and technology are also universal – and we now know that this form of digital media builds relationships and bonds amongst people that might otherwise never know one another.”

Film Camp for Kids & Youth accepts youth ages 8 to 17 years. 60% of participants come from Windsor and 40% from Essex County. They come from diverse communities and ethnic groups, including new Canadian and Refugee youth who speak little to no English but who understand that the goal is to make a film in a week, as well as participants referred by local charities who are admitted for free.

If they win the funding it can be used to purchase more equipment, for instructors, transportation, supplies and bursaries.

Voting can be done using a computer, iPad or cell phone, and each person gets to vote once a day until October 23rd.

You can vote at the link here.

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