Magic Time (Grade 1-3)

2014 Festival

Tues, May 6 @ 9:30 am Jan Cinema; Tues, May 6 @ 12:30 pm Jan Cinema; Wed, May 7 @ 10:45 am GPLT; Sat, May 10 @ 11:30 am GPLT

Chosen by teachers, this delightful package contains 7 films with a focus on friendship. There will be a Q&A with filmmaker Alison Parker (THE MAGIC FERRET).

Films in this package

The Smortlybacks

On a tabletop mountain, a mahout and his strange herd make a surprising and never-ending journey. Won Honorable Mention at the 2013 Curtinhas Competition Vila do Conde.

Jonah and the Crab

A young boy finds a hermit crab on the beach and brings it home. He’s thrilled to have a pet until he realizes that the crab belongs to a neighbourhood girl.

The Window

When a young boy sees from his window that a girl his age is being bullied, he realizes that he’s not at all like the hero of his book.

Shame and Glasses

A young boy is too embarrassed to wear his glasses in front of his cute classmate, but he must wear them to read the questions on his exam. Won Best Short at the 2013 San Diego International Kids Film Festival among other awards.

The Magic Ferret

Sam is a six-year-old orphan with a pet ferret named Booger. When prospective parents come to visit his orphanage, Sam decides to impress them with a few magic tricks with Booger as his assistant. When their most amazing trick flops, Sam and Booger must conjure up a different kind of magic. Won Best Short Film…

Lift Off

Joey is a clumsy bird who lives in the jungle and can’t fly because of his small wings. When he finds the love of his life at the top of a tree, he has to be inventive.

A story about a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom much to the frustration of her cat. Based on the picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, this magical tale about friendship and family is produced by Magic Light Pictures who made…