Richmond Youth Media Festival

Richmond Youth Media Festival

A festival organized by youth and for youth, the Richmond Youth Media Festival is a unique hands-on opportunity for young people to engage in the exciting world of digital media.  Get ready to be wowed by the award winning films, making your own animation, videos, gifs, music, and showcase your talent together with professional media artists at the Richmond World Festival!

11:00AM to 6:00PM


Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9, Canada


Evolution of Media Interactive Showcase, 11:00AM - 5:00PM

In this day and age, it is possible to take photos inside the realms of video-games, harmonize with yourself and share information instantly.

The Evolution of Media will take participants on a journey from the present, into the past and future of communication and innovation, creating a critical overlap of the efficiency of idea-spreading and how rapidly it shapes into new forms.

Partnering with the Richmond Museum, this cutting edge display will put viewers an experience like no other, provoking the question “what is media?” and exploring how our life is influenced by evolving technology.

Get ready to create your own song, interact with sensory applications, make your own headline and snap polaroids while becoming a part of the ever-changing evolution of mass communication.

Film Scratch Animation Workshop, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

Instructor: Sepideh Saii Young
(space is limited, pre-registration is required)

This workshop will lead you into the mystery of traditional filmmaking and its new potential futures. Participants will learn to create animations by drawing, painting or scratching on strips of celluloid film and then having their hand created films screened through a traditional film projector at the evening event Your Kontinent Digital Carnival.


Sepideh Saii Young, a local experimental filmmaker, will also introduce participants to the origins of filmmaking and how filmmakers have experimented with its physical nature in the past.

Live Video Jockey Workshop, 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Instructor: Brady Marks
(space is limited, pre-registration is required)

The Live Video Jockey Workshop is all about new innovations and creative thinking techniques.

Participants will be shown how to edit live video (similar to DJing, but with visuals instead of audio) and how to use free live editing programs. Students will then get to mix their very own videos and take home their creations on their own USB sticks.


Brady Marks is a Vancouver based media artist working in sound, light, and interactive sculpture. She holds her MSc in Interactive Arts from Simon Fraser University. She hosts a monthly, sound-art radio show and teaches at VIVO Media Arts Centre and Simon Fraser University. She plays music in the Vancouver Electonic Ensemble and DJs regularly.

Screening & Awards, 4:30PM - 6:00PM

(space is limited, pre-registration is required)

Curated by a Youth and Professional jury, this award film screening is filled with risk-taking short films created by both local and international youth filmmakers aged 15 – 20. Two awards will be given out at the event: one focusing on the best experimental film, and the other centering on the most socially impactful work. With over 650 submissions from all over the world, the Richmond Youth Media Festival will screen the best of the best, playing the top 15 films.



We also acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.

Illustration by: Lynn1 Chen12


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