Lambton Youth Short Film Competition names winners

Program is part of Lambton Film and Food Festival, sponsored by Forest Optimist Club

Photo of youth who attended a workshop put on last year by representatives from the Toronto International Film Festival. Photo via

Organizers of this year’s Lambton Youth Short Film Competition, a part of the larger Lambton Film and Food Festival recently held in Forest, are pleased with the number of films submitted by students from across the County.

“The growth has been tremendous,” says Scott Ferguson, president of the Forest Optimist Club, which organized the festival.

A record number of films were submitted (18 in total, seven more than last year), with winners in five categories, each film being shown on the “big screen” as part of the event.

This year’s winners included:

  • States, by Matt Hampel (Documentary)
  • Boons with the Tunes—A Mock Rock Du Drama, by Joey Hawkins  (Drama)
  • The Chef in the Woods, by Ashley Symington and Donat Lemay (Animation)
  • Things Dads Say, by Kaely Kraeft, Kaela Goerts, and Suzy Lochart (Comedy)
  • Mae Allen Edibles—Life of a Chocoholic, by Maggie Steven (Commercial Application)

The coveted “People’s Choice Award” was granted to Things Dads Say. Each of the category winners was awarded a $200 cash prize.

The Lambton Film and Food Festival is generously supported by area service clubs and through a grant by the Lambton County Creative Fund

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