Reality Check (Gr 9-12 English/Languages)

2016 Festival

Mon, May 9 @ 12:30 pm - DJC; Sat, Mar 14 @ 1:30 pm - GPLT; Tues, May 17 @ 12:30 pm - GPLT

Chosen by teachers, this insightful package contains 8 films that look at how we perceive reality. From documentary to mockumentary, and allegories to comedies, this package is an imaginative tour de force. There are four foreign-language films (two in French, one German, and one Spanish), all with English subtitles.

Films in this package

Zoey’s first night as a superhero is nearly ruined when she’s given a sexy and impractical uniform. Won First Prize for Best Comedy Short at the 2015 Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Jenny Lutkins struggled with her weight and body image after giving birth to her son. After endless diets and efforts to get into shape, she found something that clicked for her – weightlifting. This documentary shows how she overcame depression and became an Olympic weightlifting coach working with young women to improve their strength, health,…

In a near future, the brain chip Reality+ acts on your sensory perceptions in a way that allows you to see yourself with the perfect physique. Anyone implanted with the chip can see your new appearance and you can see theirs, but the chip can only be activated for 12 hours a day. What do…

There are rewards for working hard, but are those rewards what we really want? Or is the idiot box controlling what we want?

Alice wakes up in a foreign land. She does not remember her name or how she got there. Evil forces are at work and Alice will have to fight to survive Wonderland and get back to her daughter. Won Best Short Film at the 2014 International Film Festival Manhattan among other awards. Screened with the…

After a failed suicide attempt, George’s reflection turns its back on him and George must go to great depths to get it back. Won Best Film and Best Screenplay at the 2014 Show Me Shorts Film Festival.

When Mathias and Alex meet one early morning at a small parking lot in the middle of nowhere, they have a goal that must be accomplished before anyone else arrives. Will they succeed? Or will this be the last time they attempt their whimsical undertaking?


Bob is an accomplished expert in his field and his works have made history worldwide. Yet he often feels misunderstood as an air of gloom surrounds the unveiling of his art.