New Worlds (Gr 4-6) (2022)

2022 Festival

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.

Films in this package

When young fossil hunter Mary Anning finds something truly remarkable in the Jurassic cliffs of Dorset, she finds herself locked in an ideological battle with a devious auctioneer and the soon-to-crumble worldviews of 19th century England.

A French soldier is sent to scout for an unknown object that fell from the sky in no man’s land on the Vosges frontline on Christmas Eve, 1916. As he encounters a German soldier sent on the same mission, they raise their rifles, ready to shoot, until they realize who has crashed and needs their…

With the goal of proving that the earth is flat, a man travels to space in his homemade rocket. Will he find the truth out there?

An orangutan in Borneo catches sight of something bright floating down through the forest canopy. She follows it, not realizing it has the power to change her world.

Jim Abernethy is a conservationist and ecotourism operator who discovered the “affectionate” side of large predatory sharks more than 20 years ago after removing a fishing hook from the jaws of a tiger shark. Since then, he has removed thousands of hooks from sharks in the warm,clear waters off the Bahamas, and has brought divers…

A ten-year-old girl is thrilled when her mother finally agrees to let her have a dog, but she begins to suspect that her mother isn’t telling her what’s really going on. A short film adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s bestselling book. Screened with the kind permission of Network Ireland Television and Welcome Home Pictures. Won the…

In a land where the rain never stops, a young girl plays under the protective “umbrella-beard” of her father. When her dog disappears, she must face her great fear, the rain. Won the Best Animated Short Award at the 2022 Reel Shorts Film Festival.

A preteen girl tries to escape the constant hovering of her overly protective helicopter mom.