Destination Halifax Announces Challenge for Young Halifax Nova Scotia Filmmakers

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Halifax NS Viewfinders: International Film Festival for Youth to feature Halifax March Break Movie Contest winner.

Halifax Nova Scotia March Break is right around the corner with folks pondering how to spend a Halifax Staycation. Youth living in the Halifax region are invited to enter their short films into the Destination Halifax March Break Movie Contest for their chance to win a Staycation prize package and have their film screened at the Viewfinders International Film Festival for Youth.

HRM youth can enter online through the Movie Contest tab on Destination Halifax’s Facebook page, Parents, guardians and teachers are also welcome to enter the Halifax contest on their children’s or students’ behalf. Film entries will be featured on the Movie Contest Facebook tab and finalists will be showcased on Destination Halifax’s Youtube channel,

Films must be one minute or less and all genres of film are welcome. Halifax NS region filmmakers must be under 18 years of age as of submission deadline, Monday, March 19, and must express in their film what makes a March Break staycation in Halifax fun and memorable to them – the more creative and imaginative, the better. Full submission details are available on the Movie Contest Facebook tab.

The winner of the Destination Halifax March Break Movie Contest will receive a prize package that features four tickets to the Youth Filmmaking Day on Saturday, April 21, at Empire Theatres Dartmouth Crossing, where their film will be shown on the big screen, along with a night on the town for the winner and their family. The evening portion of the Halifax vacation will include one night family accommodation at Radisson Suites Hotel in downtown Halifax with continental breakfast, a $100 meal voucher to Murphy’s Cable Wharf Restaurant, round trip limo service with A World Class Limo from the Radisson to Empire Theatres, and a gift basket from Sweet Jane’s.

Youth Filmmaking Day is part of ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth, which takes place April 15-21, 2012.

There is always something new to discover on a Halifax vacation. With vacation ideas and packages for everyone, it’s easy to explore the hidden gems of the region and discover new ways to have family fun in your own city.

About ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth
Offering daytime screenings and workshops targeting key grade ranges from Elementary through High School as well as evening and weekend screenings and activities for families, ViewFinders aims to inspire young people to find and broaden their own views of the world. They will have the opportunity to experience hands-on media workshops, mentorship from film industry professionals and exposure to some of the best in national and international films, tackling important youth issues – such as multiculturalism and diversity, community and creativity as well as offering fresh perspectives from home and abroad.

ViewFinders gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Hansen-MacDonald Family in its endeavors.

About Destination Halifax
Destination Halifax is a partnership of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Halifax Regional Municipality, the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia, the World Trade and Convention Centre, and participating industry members. Since its inception in 2002, Destination Halifax has operated with a goal of promoting the Halifax Regional Municipality as a year-round destination of choice for business and leisure travelers.

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