New Worlds (Grade 6-9)

2021 Festival

ONLINE April 26 to May 9

Presented by ATB and Swan City Rotary Club, this varied package contains films that reveal the pressures of growing up and the consequences of conflict. Some are heartwarming; some are cautionary. All provide great opportunities for further discussion.

Films in this package

After winning her first international title, an 11-year-old gymnast experiences both new pressures and a new degree of self-awareness. The more recognition she gets, the more she realizes that the game has only begun. Won Best Live Action Short 15+ Minutes at the 2021 Reel Shorts Film Festival.

A man promises his wife that he’ll get a photo of their son and his date before they go to their first high school dance, but his son tries to leave before his dad can keep his promise. Won Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Short at the 2019 Sidewalk Film Festival among other awards.

A teenage girl battling obsessive compulsive disorder has to run the gamut of school bullies every day, until a traumatic event leads her to think she might have supernatural powers. Won the Jury Prize for Best Screenplay – Short Film at the 2019 Molins Film Festival.

The Grolls, victimized minions of a dungeon, are relentlessly attacked by knights in search of adventure. Exhausted, they go on strike to demand better working conditions.

Three aliens land on Earth for a routine scientific expedition, but their plans did not include potentially hostile inhabitants.

In the aftermath of an apocalyptic catastrophe, Celeste and her rabbit Moulee must figure out how to survive.

Once upon a time in a forgotten kingdom, a humble King lived alone with his housekeeper. One day, while walking in his vast garden, he discovers a red tulip and decides that he must have more of them.

In an abandoned attic, a dictaphone robot tries to record the song of a little bird.

In 1938 Germany, a cinema projectionist is forced to screen Nazi propaganda films before the main features, but there have been technical problems with these films. The projectionist blames the rats, but the SS give him a final warning. No more disruptions, but the rats have other ideas. Won Best Animated Short at the 2019…