National Shakespeare Youth Festival – Film

The film category is demanding as it requires acting and filmmaking skills, not to mention some sense of set and costuming!

Congratulations to Monarch Park Collegiate’s Alli Iannanen, Nataliya Pekar, and Mason Soares who created this film for Macbeth (4.1) – winner at this year’s Festival!  Peter Smith, adjudicator, praised them for filming outdoors (quite the challenge), for clear sound, and for lovely costumes.  This scene was originally filmed in the winter, with snow everywhere.  The team re-shot it entirely, applying the feedback from earlier stages.  Well done!

National Shakespeare Youth Festival Update – Film

We now present the winning trailer and film from this year’s Festival – congratulations to E.L. Crossley’s Jon Broughton, Emily Frost, Emily Kertcher, and Emma Mann for their hard work and achievement!

National Shakespeare Youth Festival Update – Acting

On Saturday, May 14th, Shakespeare in Action held its annual Youth Festival finals…
…and the results are in!

Left to right: Elmira District Secondary School’s Emeka Agada and Sam Lanesmith perform in Taming of the Shrew (2.1) – winners in the Acting division at this year’s Festival!

Elmira District Secondary School’s Candace Kuepfer and Sam Lanesmith perform in Taming of the Shrew (2.1) – winners at this year’s Festival!

Left to right: E.L. Crossley Secondary School’s Jessical Elliott, Laura Gemmel, Katie Sawchuk, Nik Duliban, and Abbey Carr perform in Twelfth Night (2.3) – highly commendable performance at this year’s Festival!

Stay tuned for updates from the Design and Film categories!