At Risk (Gr 9 - 12 Social Studies) (2022)

Friday, April 29 @ 930 am

Spanning subjects from the 19th century (child labour), 20th century (aviation in Alberta and the civil rights movement in the United States), and the 21st century (citizen activism and automated justice), this powerful package examines injustice and how individuals have the power (or not) to change things.

Best of the Fest (2022)

Saturday, April 30 @ 7:30pm - GPLT

Presented by Big Country & North West Crane, this package includes the winners of the juried awards for Best Animated Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Live Action Short Under 15 Minutes, Best Live Action Short 15+Minutes, as well as the top audience favourites. These films provide a diverse cross-section of the festival’s programming. There will be an after-party upstairs in Encores Lounge following the screening.

Cinema Francophone (Gr 9 - 12 French) (2022)

Virtual Fest

Chosen by teachers, this diverse and entertaining package of Canadian films has one thing in common: French dialogue (with English subtitles).

Criminal Intent (2022)

Thursday, April 28 @ 7:30 pm - GPLT

Criminal intent is a defining trait of criminal acts in this diverse package of documentaries, dramas, and black comedy ...but who are the “criminals”?

Extreme Measures (2022)

Tues, April 26 @ 7:30 pm - GPLT

Presented by 989 Rewind Radio, this thought-provoking package follows characters who are set on testing limits and going to extremes. It includes a documentary, dramas, and comedies from Europe, Canada, and the United States.

Flights of Imagination (Gr 1 - 3) (2022)

Thursday, April 28 @ 1:00 pm & Monday, May 2 @ 10:00 am- GPLT

This fun and inventive package contains films about the wilds of imagination and the places it can take us.

New Worlds (Gr 4-6) (2022)

Wednesday, April 27 @ 1:00 pm & Thursday, April 28 @ 10:00 am-GPLT

This engaging package contains films that explore unexpected new frontiers. Some are heartwarming; some are cautionary. All provide great opportunities for further discussion.

On the Job (2022)

Wednesday, April 27 @ 7:30 pm-GPLT

This insightful package explores characters dealing with the responsibilities of their work and the impact of their dedication. There will be a Q&A after the screening with Edmonton filmmaker Frederick Kroetsch (BLIND AMBITION: THE WOP MAY STORY) and an after-party upstairs in Encores Lounge after that.

Psycho Shorts & Pizza Party (2022)

Friday, April 29 @ 7:30 pm - GPLT

Presented by Pizza Hut, this film package has zombies, ghosts, demons, psychopaths, and a twisted Christmas nightmare –are you ready for Psycho Shorts?

Real/Surreal (Gr 9 - 12 English/Languages) (2022)

Friday, April 29 @12:45 pm - GPLT

This varied package contains films that are “real” (documentaries or based on real events) and films that are surreal in some aspect. Where is that boundary when reality becomes surreal?

Sprouts for Kids (2022)

Saturday, April 30 @ 2:00 pm - GPLT

This delightful package contains the films selected for the school program (Flights of Imagination for grades 1-3 and New Worlds for grades 4-6) that the whole family can enjoy.

The Frantic (2022)

Sunday, May 01 @ 7:30 pm - GPLT

PRIMAA and the festival joined forces once again for the Frantic Filmmaking Challenge. Peace Region teams had just nine days to write, shoot, and edit their short films. Join friends, fans, and family for this exciting screening of the 3 films completed during this challenge. Vote on your favourite! A selection of past Frantic48 winners will also screen in this package. An after-party will take place upstairs in the Encores Lounge following the screening.

Wild & Free (Gr 6 - 9) (2022)

Monday, May 02 @ 10:00 am - GPLT

This package contains films with surprising explorations of boundaries, freedom, and responsibility.