The Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Youth Media Project is excited to finally present films from its last two sessions at a live-streamed presentation on Saturday, Sept. 19, thanks to a partnership with the Sid Williams Theatre. The usual end-of-session public screenings were cancelled due to COVID.

The presentations will take place at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Only the filmmakers and invited guests will attend the screening in person, to respect COVID-19 protocols. Everyone else will be able to go the Sid William’s Theatre website to see the presentation live-streamed at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com/broadcast

The screenings will feature the latest original films created by participants in the Youth Media Project sessions that ran in the spring and summer.

The films cover a wide range of themes and topics. Each participant creates one personal film on a subject that is important to them, and one film as a part of a work placement with various organizations throughout the Comox Valley.

The Youth Media Project is funded by Service Canada to provide training and skills in media production to young people aged 16 to 30. CVAG is currently accepting applications for the next Youth Media Project which will start in November.

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 EI and legally entitled to work in Canada. Participants will be paid a full-time minimum wage if accepted.

To apply, send an e-mail to  [email protected] or drop off a letter of application to CVAG, at 580 Duncan Ave. For details, check out the YMP webpage: www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com/projects/youth-media-project.