Kieran O'Neill wins Nourish NS Food and Film Challenge

Devour! The Food Film Fest, CBC and Nourish Nova Scotia invite children and youth to make a short film about food. Deadline is Oct. 12.

School Food premiered at Devour! The Food Film Fest in Wolfville

Congratulations to Kieran O'Neill from Berwick, N.S., this year's winner of the Nourish Nova Scotia Food and Film Challenge for Youth, presented by CBC. In his film, School Food, he gives us a glimpse of some of food options available to him at his cafeteria and asks why all students in N.S. don't have access to good food in school.


Calling all young filmmakers! The Nourish Nova Scotia Food and Film Challenge for youth is on and it's your chance to make a short film about food. The best film will be screened at Devour! The Food and Film Fest and on CBC.

There's a fantastic prize up-for-grabs:

  • $500 prize to support a healthy eating program or initiative in your school or community, from Nourish Nova Scotia
  • $500 GoPro kit so you can continue on your filmmaking journey, from CBC Nova Scotia
What you need to know to get started:
  • Open to all school-aged children and youth in the province of Nova Scotia. You can enter as an individual, family, or school or community group.
  • Films should be a maximum of three minutes in length.
  • Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 12, 2018.  
  • Films can be submitted as MOV or MP4 (MPEG4 or H.264) files via email to
  • Finalists will be invited to introduce their film at a screening between October 24-28th at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville, NS.
Christelinda Laureijs (right), accepts her prize after winning the 2017 Nourish Nova Scotia Food and Film Challenge for Youth. Pictured with her, left to right: Michael Howell - Devour, Lia Rinaldo - Devour, Amy Smith - CBC, Margo Riebe-Butt - Nourish Nova Scotia, Rose Schoonhoven - 2015 winner. (Chantal Bernard/CBC)
To learn more about this year's theme and a complete outline of rules and regulations, visit the Nourish Nova Scotia website.
CBC's Brett Ruskin has some simple video-making techniques that can help take your videos to the next level. (Chantal Bernard-Robert Short/CBC)
Want to take on the challenge but not sure where to start? CBC's Brett Ruskin, a pro at making videos, gives you some tips and tricks so you can get started. All you need is a smartphone and your imagination.

Find more tips and tricks to take on the challenge here.