School Favorites - Saplings

2018 Festival

Sat. May 12 @ 4:00 pm - GPLT

Chosen by popular vote from the Grade 6-12 students in our school program, this package will contain a surprise mix of entertaining and engaging films for older kids, teens, and adults.

Films in this package

Libby is a deaf four-year-old girl who is expected to lip read to understand her hearing family, but it is not until a caring social worker teaches Libby sign language that she learns to communicate. As their relationship blossoms, Libby’s mother begins to question whether Libby should be learning it at all. Won the Academy…

A new kid shows up at the high school boys’ basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team? Won Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film at the 2017 LA Indie Film Fest among other awards.

When a city made entirely of cardboard catches fire, it’s up to the local fire chief and his brave deputies to save Cardboard City and its citizens from impending doom. A comedic suspense-filled animation that is fascinating to watch, particularly its brilliant crayon-drawn animated characters. Won Best New Zealand Film at the 2017 Show Me…

Dear Basketball

Written and narrated by basketball great Kobe Bryant, this adaptation of his retirement announcement in 2015 after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers is a testament to his love of the game. Won the Academy Award in 2018 for Best Animated Short.

A woman tells a beautiful and delightful fairy tale to her baby girl, using the story to explain how she and the baby’s father met and fell in love. Won Best Short at the 2017 Riverside International Film Festival among other awards.

In a Montreal park, a young boy’s curiosity about a Muslim woman’s head covering leads to a discussion about hair, hijabs, and the Habs.