A Step Beyond (Grade 4-6)

2021 Festival

ONLINE April 26 to May 9

Presented by ATB and Swan City Rotary Club, this engaging package contains films that contrast fantasy and reality from the perspective of art, sorrow, and satire, with many opportunities for class discussion afterwards.

Films in this package

When a pelican starts snatching his fish, an old fisherman will do anything to stop it.

Within the mysterious depths of the ocean, bizarre creatures and eerily beautiful landscapes can be encountered, but how does this imaginary world compare to the real one? Won the Gold Medal for Animation (International Film Schools) at the 2020 Student Academy Awards among other awards. Won Best Animated Short at the 2021 Reel Shorts Film…

Boje and his father live in a remote cottage by the sea – a boy longing for answers and a father struggling for words. When his father looks to the sea for help, answers magically find their way to Boje.

A magical adventure in pursuit of a red balloon leads a little girl to an important decision.

The lure of a street artist and a pair of red shoes carry a young woman into a magical world of art illusions where their steps turn into dancing taps, gestures into splashes of paint, actions into art, and art into the creation of its own reality. Won Best Short at the 2019 Open World…

When a kid starts spending time in the real world, it’s up to his smartphone to bring his attention back to where it belongs. Won Best Animation at the 2019 Open World Toronto Film Festival among other awards.