Reel Youth Film Festival
For the sixth year running, the VIFF partners with Reel Youth to showcase an international program of incredible youth-made short films. Music videos, animations, dramas, documentaries, comedies—all are represented in this diverse and entertaining package dealing with subjects ranging from love, loss and sex to identity, isolation and the imagination.
Films in Program
Parents aren’t always the best at talking about sex. Based on a true story, a mother’s plan backfires, and opens up an uneasy conversation. (YouthCO, Reel Youth)
Envisioned and created in response to local youth suicides, this touching short follows a young man as he navigates high school, encumbered by his struggles with isolation, loneliness, and despair. Spoken word by poet Shane Koyczan and scored by Corwin Fox.