The BC Teachers Federation had a regional conference in Nelson and sponsored an amateur film contest. Here are the winning entries – enjoy!

Documentary – Why I Love The Kootenays

By Morghan Watson. Very unique with the use of stop motion animation. Super awesome sketches and a nice count down from 3-2-1. She acknowledges how lucky we are to be in this area and to have these wonderfully clean resources. Great link beyond herself and into future generations!!

2nd Place

Loving the Kootenays: Shedding the light

By Kazia Drake. An extremely powerful soundtrack brings us perfectly into an unique and unexpected topic: Light Pollution. A sweet narration with soft video and great images used. A good explanation with suggestions on how we can act to help reduce the problem.

3rd Place

Love the Kootenays

By Silk Lauritzen. Lego model of boats in clean water with hydroelectric power…and super odd narrative voices. Unique and interesting movement of the boat with a message that is loud and clear for the audience. Makes us appreciate what we have and also reinforces the importance of choosing the appropriate method of energy generation.