Congratulations to Director Nathan Fast (right) and the rest of the HB production team of (from left) Writer/Producer Imogen Pohl, Cinematographer Chillton Alstad, and Editor Mike Evans for winning the Calgary International Film Festival’s YYC (Youth by Youth Cinema) Best Overall Youth Short Film!
HB was the short film created during our first YFMP (Youth Film Mentorship Project) that awards a production package of $10,000 including professional mentoring to an Alberta Peace Region production team between the ages of 13 and 25. We are very grateful to have been able to provide this opportunity for Peace Region youth through funding from the Alberta government and the generous support of Encana and the Stanford Inn, our Youth Film presenting sponsors.
CIFF (Calgary International Film Festival) received 85 submissions to YYC from around the world. We are incredibly proud of Nathan for winning this award! It is an honor for our festival, our fabulous YFMP mentors (Scott Belyea, Scooter Corkle, and Michael Bourree), and everyone else who was involved in making HB.
HB will also screen at the Edmonton International Film Festival in Our Own Backyard 3 package at 2:00 pm on Sunday, Sep 29 along with three other films including festival-produced The Horizon Project and Peace Region film Sophia.