From left to right are Stephen George

Local Students Keep it ‘Reel’

Eke Me-Xi students produced digital short films with support from Our World

Last year, Eke Me-Xi students created digital shorts with film mentors from Our World.

Our World has been visiting remote First Nations communities in BC and the Yukon; the multi-talented mentors conduct filmmaking workshops that bring youth and elders together.

A strong and supportive relationship with the Gwa’sala-’Nakwax’da’xw Nations has enabled Eke Me-Xi students to participate in film workshops in 2013 and 2014.

In 2013, Mariah Walkus and Ricky Johnny won awards at the Cowichan Film Festival. As a result of last year’s film project, a DVD titled Yuman’s T’sakalamuxw  (These are Our Stories) was created; sales of the DVD support annual student travel and attendance at the Cowichan Film Festival.

At the Cowichan Film Festival held April 24, 2015 Eke Me-Xi students won numerous awards.

Best Scripting – Michael Regnier.

Best Documentary – Kelly Anderson. Kelly received a full scholarship to any Gulf Islands Film and Television (GIFTS) one-week course.

Culture & Heritage Language –  Mariah Walkus.

Best Animation – Alex Heuman.

Research – Roberta Williams.

Culture & Heritage ‘How We See – Stephen George.

Animation – Ricky Johnny.

Nelson Film Festival April 17, 2015

Winner (13-16 years) – Alex Heuman.  Alex received full tuition to any 2015 Spring or Summer one week course at the Gulf Island Film and Television (GIFTS).

Reel 2 Real’s 7th Annual Youth Filmmakers Showcase – Vancouver April 16, 2015

Editing Award – Kelly Anderson.  Kelly received one year free access to Doc BC Professional Development Workshops.

Jury Recognition Award – Roberta Williams.  Roberta received a one-month membership to Digital Tutors

Jury Special Mention – Alex Heuman.  Alex received a one-month membership to Digital Tutors.

 

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