Award-Winning Youth Videos

In the context of the International Year of Youth (IYY) 2010, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO launched the video project, "Do you See What I Think?" The project resulted in a series of videos created by Canadian members of our Youth Advisory Group (YAG).

The messages conveyed in these creative works touch on UNESCO’s major themes, and are the beginning of a dialogue we hope will continue and lead to greater mutual understanding.

The project consists of collective works inspired by IYY’s central theme, “Dialogue and Mutual Understanding.” Through videos, and in the context of their regional priorities and realities, Youth Advisory Group members expressed their interpretations of the theme. Their collective efforts were supported by professional artists and Canadian artist-run centres, thanks to partnerships with the Media Arts Section, the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC), and the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMMA).

Recognizing excellence

  • "Here," by Nova Scotia YAG members Isabelle Levert Chiasson, Katelynn Northam and Kimberly Cshias, was accepted by the 31st Atlantic Film Festival in its “Atlantic Shorts” segment.
  • “I Believe ….”, produced by Ontario YAG members Chris Royle, Ronan MacParland and Zoe Gordon, won the Turkish Cultural Center New York Friendship Award in recognition of an “outstanding film and promotion of friendship, dialogue and understanding among people from different walks of life.” The video was shown as part of the PLURAL + Youth Film Festival in New York.