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Film Student Wins Video Contest

Also see: Welland Is Home – A post that features Scott Armstrong’s “What Welland Means To Me.”

Knowing his own community and being able to express it in film has paid off for Scott Armstrong.

The lifelong Wellander is the winner of $500 cash and a $1,000 Niagara College scholarship for his film titled What Welland Means To Me.

As part of the city’s 150th anniversary celebrations, the anniversary planning committee, in partnership with Niagara College broadcasting program, 91.7 Giant FM and The Tribune, in May launched a contest for aspiring young filmmakers.

Titled Through the Lens of Welland, the contest was open to all residents of Welland, as well as 2007-08 registered Niagara College or secondary school exchange students, 16 years of age or older.

Candidates were asked to submit a five-minute dramatic-or documentary-style film in DVD format based on the theme What Welland Means To Me.

Armstrong is a student in the broadcasting program at Niagara College. He found out about the contest through his film teacher, Andrew Stevenson.

“When I saw the details of the contest, I knew right away that I was going for it,” said Armstrong. “Having lived in Welland my whole life, I felt I could come up with some original ideas.”

Continue reading from source at the Welland Tribune

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