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This year we received a record number of applications for our $1,000 bursary award, all excellent candidates and a credit to their course instructors. Through additional sponsorship, we have been able to give a second bursary this year.

VFF-winners-2011L-R Christopher Joseph-Sudlow and Quinn McDermottChristopher Joseph-Sudlow
Christopher graduated from Cobourg District Collegiate Institute West, Cobourg this year and will begin studies at Brock University for an Honours bachelor degree in Film Studies. He is currently working towards certification in Videography and photography.

Christopher constructed individualized interview videos for retiring school staff, was President of the Student Council, and worked in the local Cogeco Studio. He is a member of the Ontario Men's Soccer and Basketball leagues.

Quinn McDermott
Quinn graduated from St. Mary's Secondary School, Cobourg this year and will begin studies at Humber College in September. He will be working towards a Bachelor of Applied Arts - Film and Media Production, a four year degree program.

He has made numerous short films and participated in school theatre productions. Quinn has organized Film Festivals at St. Mary's, and has lead retreats for younger students for two consecutive years. Quinn was Vice President of the Student Council, on the school swim team, and an honour roll student.