In 2012, a raffle was held to raise money for scholarships - the winning tickets were drawn October 28, 2012, 1:30pm at the Capitol Theatre Port Hope.
Raffle Prizes and Winners are:
1st Prize: VIA RAIL Round Trip for 4 between Cobourg and Quebec City. Value $1,600
Roz Farber - Port Hope - photo at right - taken at Capitol Theatre.
|2nd Prize:||Lady Bug Massage Therapy Vouchers - Value $660||Mike Field - Cobourg|
|3rd Prize:||Best Western Dinner Theatre Package - Value $500||K. Clarke - Cobourg|
|4th Prize:||2 nights MacKechnie House B & B - Value $300||June Chambers - Bond Head|
|5th Prize:||2 Tickets Toronto Silent Film Festival Opening Night - Value $100||Charles Geen - Mississauga|
|6th Prize:||Tickets 4th Line Theatre - Value $85||Phyllis May - Cobourg|
2012 Scholarship winners
The photo at right shows VFF Chair Chris Worsnop with the two winners: Heather Abrams and Patrick Quigley.
HEATHER ABRAMS 2012 WINNER OF THE $1,000 MARIE DRESSLER BURSARY
Heather graduated from C.D.C.I. West, Cobourg, and has been on the honour roll throughout high school. She is enrolled at Queen's University aiming for her B.A. (Honours) with a major in Drama. She has set her sights on becoming an actress, with dreams of stage roles at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. She has spent the last two summers at the Shakespeare school.
Heather has been working part-time in a Cobourg cafe; assisted with fundraising for the Cancer Society; volunteered at Ten Thousand Villages shop, and created posters for Anti-Bullying campaign at her school.
PATRICK QUIGLEY 2012 WINNER OF THE $1,000 MARIE DRESSLER BURSARY
Patrick graduated from St. Mary’s Secondary School, Cobourg, and has been on the honour roll since Grade 10. He is enrolled in the Centennial College Broadcasting and Film program.
He has been a volunteer at TV Cogeco, assisting with the taping of council meetings. He enjoys being behind the scenes and is interested in editing and producing movies. Patrick created, produced and ran the school’s first news magazine program. He has filmed school events such as the talent shows, the annual Terry Fox run and assemblies.
Patrick has assisted with fundraising for the Art Show at Victoria Hall; coached the NCS softball team since grade 9; played and umpired for the Cobourg Legion Softball Organization for several years.
Marie Dressler book
The Vintage Film Festival has acquired a limited number of copies of the new book by VFF review-writer Victoria Sturtevant, A Great Big Girl Like Me: The Films of Marie Dressler.
Order your copy online now.
The total purchase price is $25.00 (For pickup. Add $4.00 for shipping).
"Help Choose our 2012 Program" Results
We recently asked for help in choosing our program for 2012. We wanted to know which three of six Oscar winning movies we should show. The results are shown below. Our full program includes these three winners.
|1929-30||All Quiet on the Western Front||#2|
|1939||Gone with the Wind|
|1946||The Best Years of Our Lives||#3|
|1950||All About Eve|
|1953||From Here to Eternity|
A big thank you to everyone who participated
Did you know that The Vintage Film Committee awards one or more bursary/Scholarships every year to students at West Northumberland High Schools (Cobourg & Port Hope)? The scholarships are worth $1000 and applications are submitted via the schools in the area. Applications are accepted from grade 12 students and this year we are making a special effort to increase the number of scholarships to be awarded by running a raffle. The previous winners are listed here.
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.
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 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.
The Vintage Film Festival Committee members are pleased to announce that the winner of this year's scholarship of $1000 is Melissa MacCoubrey (photo right).
Melissa is attending Bishop’s University, Shebrooke and was not able to attend the award ceremony in Victoria Hall on October 29. However, her parents were there to accept on her behalf.
Each year the Marie Dressler Foundation awards a scholarship to a student graduating from grade 12 at one of the local high schools who show an aptitude for the arts - particularly those related to film.
2009 Scholarship Winners
The Vintage Film Festival Committee members are pleased to announce this year three Marie Dressler Scholarships of $1,000 each would be presented to qualifying graduate students from Cobourg and Port Hope High schools. We congratulate the following winners:
A graduate of Cobourg District Collegiate Institute West, Tom Henderson is a well qualified recipient of this year’s Marie Dressler Scholarship Award. This Fall he began a four year course of studies at Ryerson University for Image Arts-New Media, exploring new creative ways to produce films. Tom’s teachers describe him as a high energy, creative, very determined student with a marvelous sense of humour. At the Zoom Film Festival, he won the Adjudicators’ Award for Complexity of Animation.
Tom has been an Honour Roll student for all four years; played in the Concert band; was on the swim team, and made time to put many hours into community work. We wish him success in the future.
A graduate of Port Hope High School, we are delighted Julie applied for the Award. This Fall she began a four year course at Humber College specializing in Film and Media Production. This course covers a wide spectrum of the film industry and Julie looks forward to deciding which aspect she wants to pursue when she graduates.
Julie has been an Honour Roll student throughout her high school years, receiving an Ontario School Certificate and the 2008 Math award. She has participated in filming and editing documentaries and has shown an interest in photography.
Julie’s teachers speak highly of her involvement not only in school but also in the community, and holding down a part-time job. She relates well to people of all ages and demonstrates leadership skills. We wish her success in the future.
L/R: Juliana Wilton, Thomas Henderson, Scott Leonard
A graduate of St. Mary’s Secondary School, Scott is another worthy winner of the scholarship. This Fall he is enrolled in the theatre arts production program at Cambrian, and afterwards hopes to go to Fanshawe for two years. An honour student whose interest lies in music, he is currently learning more about sound effects and systems. Upon graduation he hopes to use his knowledge in films, theatre, radio or television. Scott’s continuing education will cover many of the behind the scenes work, including lighting for stage and screen productions.
Scott’s teachers describe him as organized, knowledgeable, at ease whether on a baseball diamond, playing music with friends or in the community where he gives many volunteer hours. We wish him success in the future.
Below are some photos from previous festivals. On the first night of the Festival, a reception is held with refreshments and entertainment.