The Strand Theatre presents a virtual awards celebration as the culmination of its first annual Strand Youth Film Festival (SYFF) on Friday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. The event will be live-streamed from the Strand's Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The SYFF is a short-film competition that was open to 5th-12th graders living in Knox and surrounding counties, and took place this past summer and fall. The awards celebration will start with a showcase screening of all of the submitted films and include live interviews with the young filmmakers. After the screenings, awards will be announced and the winners will have a chance to give their acceptance speeches. Winners will receive cash prizes and Geiger Awards. The event will be hosted by Strand Education Coordinator Brittany Parker and Maine-based filmmaker Peter Logue. The SYFF is made possible with support from the Harvey & Pam Geiger Charitable Fund.

For more information, visit the Strand Theatre website at or call (207) 594 0070. The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main St.