Real/Surreal (Gr 9 - 12 English/Languages) (2022)

2022 Festival

Friday, April 29 @12:45 pm - GPLT

This varied package contains films that are “real” (documentaries or based on real events) and films that are surreal in some aspect. Where is that boundary when reality becomes surreal?

Films in this package

With bathing suit season just around the corner, Steve decides he can no longer indulge his sweet tooth for cookies, but he’ll need more than willpower when an ambitious Cookie Scout darkens his doorway, dead set on the sale. Won Best Animation at the 2021 SF IndieFest.

Kathleen is a hairdresser. Always has been. Always will be. Even at 83, she’s still doing hair. But not in the way one would expect. Her work is special. Won Best Documentary Short and Best Canadian Short at the 2022 Reel Shorts Film Festival.

Bernd Ziegler’s childhood dream of becoming a train driver came true, but the nightmare of unintentionally killing people who jump in front of his train was something he had to learn to live with.

Tom attends his estranged father’s funeral only to find out that his father had been a spy all along, and his funeral is filled with spy villains from his past. Won Best Live Action Short Film (Canada) at the 2021 Edmonton International Film Festival among other awards. Won the Youth Audience Choice Award at the…

When a neighbour suggests to an older couple that they rent their son’s room to tourists, the old man is against it, but his wife talks him into it. Even though they’ve never gotten over the death of their only child in the war, they need the money, but Marko is deeply troubled by having…

All Don wants is a quiet life in the Scottish Highlands. Unfortunately, the universe has other plans. Won Best Comedy Short at the 2021 Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival. Screened with the kind permission of Network Ireland Television and Sonya Sier.

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When a delicate ballerina meets a rough boxer, shy feelings draw them together, but will their contrasting worlds drive them apart? Nominated for an Academy Award in 2022 for Best Animated Short Film.