The Festival canadien de cinéma jeunesse | Canadian Youth Film Festival is a non-profit festival that aims to provide a showcase for youth film. Our festival also seeks to support teachers who wish to make films with their students in a school setting.
We organize an annual youth film festival that will showcase film productions made by elementary and secondary school students in Canadian schools. Our goal is to create a national dialogue on the importance of filmmaking in schools, as cinema can create a sense of well-being in young people. The festival is a competition open to students from both French and English schools. In order to support teachers who wish to participate in the festival with their students, we also offer educational resources and pedagogical kits.
Who are we?
Emma June Huebner and Julie Talbot, devoted media arts educators and dedicated researchers, met through their shared passion for teaching film. Emma teaches at Villa Sainte-Marcelline and is a graduate student at Concordia University in Art Education. Julie teaches at Collège Sainte-Anne and is pursuing a Master's degree in Visual Arts (research and intervention profile) at the Université du Québec à Montréal. They founded the Canadian Youth Film Festival in 2021.