Friends & Lovers

Presented by Q99. Relationships can be serious, funny, and profound. This short film package mixes drama with light-hearted and black comedy to explore the emotional nuances and challenges inherent in human relationships. Tues, May 8 @ 7:30 pm - GPLT

The Sky's the Limit (Gr 9-12 English/Languages)

Presented by Capstan Hauling and chosen by teachers, this insightful package deals with the theme of limitations: those that are imposed upon us by ourselves, others, or the laws of nature; and those that can be surpassed despite expectations and perceptions. Thur, May 10 @ 12:30 pm - DJC; Fri, May 11 @ 1:30 pm - GPLT

World of Wonder (Gr 4-6) (2018)

Presented by Capstan Hauling and chosen by teachers, this entertaining package of animated shorts explores metaphor (Like an Elephant in a China Shop and Outdoors), a cultural tradition (Lion Dance), and environmental change. Helping others is a theme in many of the films. Wed, May 9 @ 9:30 am - DJC; Thur, May 10 @ 1:00 pm - GPLT; Mon, May 14 @ 1:00 pm - GPLT

Psycho Shorts & Pizza Party (2018)

Presented by Pizza Hut, the psychos are loose in this popular package of horror shorts, as the fear of the unknown creates chills (and a few laughs). Fri, May 11 @ 9:30 pm - GPLT

School Favorites - Sprouts

Chosen by popular vote from the Grade 1-6 students in our school program, this package will contain a surprise mix of entertaining and engaging films for the whole family. Sat, May 12 @ 1:30 pm - GPLT

School Favorites - Saplings

Chosen by popular vote from the Grade 6-12 students in our school program, this package will contain a surprise mix of entertaining and engaging films for older kids, teens, and adults. Sat. May 12 @ 4:00 pm - GPLT

Cinema Francophone (Gr 9-12 French) (2018)

Presented by Capstan Hauling and chosen by teachers, this diverse and entertaining package of animated films, dramas, and comedy has one thing in common: French dialogue (with English subtitles) in films from France and Canada. Mon, May 7 @ 9:30 am - GPLT

All in the Family

Presented by Oliver's Funeral Home, the films in this package explore familial bonds and the challenges faced in navigating these close relationships. Fri, May 11 @ 6:30 pm - GPLT

A Passionate Eye

Presented by Q99 and MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual, the eight short films in this package examine the unique passions that people pursue which bring meaning to their lives and how the lives of those around them are affected. We are proud to include two Peace Region films: the world premiere of CROOKED CREEK, Alexandra Lazarowich’s documentary about the most famous donuts in the Peace Region; and Patrick O’Connor’s documentary DEFINING MOMENTS, an exploration of the moments that changed the course of a woman’s life. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Wed, May 9 @ 7:30 pm - GPLT

Crime & Punishment (2018)

The films in this package present a deadly serious or darkly comical view of crime and its consequences. It includes films from Europe and the US, as well as Peace Region filmmaker Daniel Brisbin’s HELTER SHELTER. The film was originally created for PRIMAA’s 2017 Frightening48, and won the Best Film juried award. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Thur, May 10 @ 7:30 pm - GPLT

Best of the Fest (2018)

Presented by Big Country and the Sandman Hotel, this package includes the winners of the juried awards for Best Live Action Short, Best Animated Short, and Best Documentary Short, as well as the top audience favorites including the Audience Choice Award winner. These films provide a diverse cross section of the festival’s programming. Sat, May 12 @ 7:30 pm - GPLT; Mon, May 14 @ 7:30 pm - GPLT

At Risk (Gr 9-12 Social Studies) (2018)

Presented by Capstan Hauling and chosen by teachers, this thought-provoking package contains dramas, a comedy, and a documentary from Europe, Israel, Africa, and the US. Issues that divide people (e.g. religious/geographical conflict) and bring them together are the themes addressed in this package. Thur, May 10 @ 9:30 am - DJC; Fri, May 11 @ 10:45 am - GPLT

Fire & Ice (Gr 6-9)

Presented by Capstan Hauling and chosen by teachers, this engaging package has stunning animations, insightful allegories, comedies (including a black comedy that most viewers, but not all, will find hilarious), and a documentary. Each film illustrates two contrasting ideas (e.g. pretend/reality; heat/ice; machine/nature; love/loss; digital/analog; creation/destruction; pet/wild animal). Wed, May 9 @ 12:30 pm - DJC

Critter Tales (Gr 1-3) (2018)

Presented by Capstaul Hauling and chosen by teachers, this delightful package of 7 films features animals, a pair of trams, and magical rag dolls. Friendship, imagination, and growing up are the themes in these films from Europe, Australia, the United States, and Canada. Mon, May 7 @ 1:00 pm - GPLT; Tues, May 8 @ 9:30 am - DJC; Mon, May 14 @ 10:00 am - GPLT