Flights of Imagination (Gr 1-3)

2013 Festival

Tues, Apr 30 @ 9:30 am; Tues, Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm, Fri, May 3 @ 9:30 am; Sat, May 4 @ 1:00 pm

Chosen by teachers and presented by Moose FM, this delightful package of 11 films is tied together by a focus on imagination … or the lack of it. There will be a Q&A with filmmaker Rio Fitch (THE TRAP) and his eight-year-old daughter and star Billie Fitch.

Films in this package

Fear of Flying

A bird who’s afraid of flying does everything he can to avoid heading south for the winter, but when a squirrel raids his food and a winter storm rages, he must find a way south or perish. Screened with the kind permission of Network Ireland Television and Lovely Productions.


Snap is the smallest Water Haggis and he’s very hungry because he hasn’t mastered the art of spearing fish. With the help of an unlikely new friend, he’s inspired to try a new way of catching fish. Won the Children’s Choice Award at the 2013 Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival among others.

A Sea Turtle Story

An exquisite stop-motion animated film that chronicles the life cycle of this critically endangered species and captures the beauty of the ecosystems they inhabit.

Big Mouth

When Trudy starts school, she is eager to make new friends, but her habit of honestly pointing out what she sees – be it a big mole or a big belly – results in an impressive collection of disciplinary notes from her teacher … and no friends. How to speak the truth without being rude…

Snack Attack

Waiting to board the train, an old lady just wants to eat her cookies in peace, but then a young punk sitting next to her starts eating them too! This could mean war.


After her train ticket is stolen by a mysterious fox, a young girl must pursue the thief into a strange new world of secrets.


A stirring rendition of Chopin’s Opus 10, No. 4 for piano provides the music accompaniment to this story of a minimalist painter who loses his toddler inside one of his own paintings and must follow the child into a world of imagination where a toy xylophone becomes a flying piano, doodles grow into forests, and…

Imaginary Friend

A lonely boy watches other children having fun in the playground until a young girl offers to play with him, but will he be abandoned when her friends want her to play with them again?

The Trap

A little girl sets a trap for her unsuspecting visitor. Won Best of Show at the 2013 Epiphany Children’s Film Festival in New York City. There’ll be a Q&A with Rio Fitch and daughter/actress Billie Fitch after the screening.

Mira's Night

On a summer evening full of magic a young girl learns that some things are not meant to be captured. Won Programmer’s Choice Award for Narrative Short at the 2012 Virginia Film Festival.

Brad and Gary

The director of Despicable Me creates a supremely silly tale of misadventure as two friends, stuck for something to do, find it increasingly difficult to get unstuck.