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First Mohawk Video Festival takes place tomorrow in the McIntyre Theatre

Capture-Mohawk Video Festival 2011_poster Third year broadcast television students at Mohawk College welcome participants (local high school and college students), and the community at large to the first Mohawk Video Festival tomorrow. The festival takes place in the McIntyre Theatre, doors open at 7 p.m. ADMISSION IS FREE, but if you donate $5 to Hamilton Food Share you will be entered into a draw for a GoPro HD Helmet Camera..

The Festival features four categories showcasing the work of grades 11 and 12 high schools students plus students enrolled in Mohawk’s School of Media & Entertainment.  “Making It Better”, the theme taken from the two ‘Open Category” groupings, is keynote speaker Rick Green – a treasured Canadian writer, director, actor - well known for his work on History Bites, The Red Green Show, the award-winning documentary ADD and Loving It?! and the comedy troupe, The Frantics

Hosting the Mohawk Video Festival is Shane Cunningham, a producer at Much Music and former MTV S-Trip Intern.  Performing on stage is Pete Van Dyk and the Second Hand Band who currently have one album released and are originally from the Hamilton area.

More details are available on Facebook (Mohawk Video Festival 2011), Twitter (www.twitter.com/MohawkVideoFest) and the Mohawk College web site (www.mohawkcollege.ca).