Take Me Home

2011 Festival

Thur, May 5 @ 12:30 p.m.

Whether we’re already there or trying to get there, home is a special place for people, animals, and quirky furniture; appropriate for Grade 4-6 students.

Films in this package

Ten-year-old Pico struggles to settle into the international boarding school high in the Himalayas of India that his British parents have enrolled him in.  Picked on by bullies, he runs away.  Travelling through a landscape he barely knows, can he find his way home? www.nomadosphere.com

Each night the only border crossing between India and Pakistan on a 1000-km stretch becomes the sight of an extraordinary event.  Thousands of people gather to witness the ritual closing of the border, after which the masses get as close as possible to the gate to greet their former neighbours.  This daily ritual provides the…

Wood If profiles the work and process of world-renowned Vancouver artist and furniture designer Judson Beaumont as he creates a new piece and his previous work is shown with new context and perspective.

Presenting Sponsor: Freson Bros. IGA Ormie is a pig in every sense of the word.  Pig see cookie.  Pig want cookie.  But they are out of reach and Ormie will do anything to gain the warm sweet taste that is his obsession.

Presenting Sponsor:  Mr. Mikes Steakhouse & Bar Using classic, high-speed camera with dynamic and smooth jumps, and zooming in with 3D animation, Formic shows how a skateboarder (Dennis Gläser) disturbs the life of an ant and how it finally gets even.

A lonely man courts danger by drinking a glass of milk with the expiration date just seconds away.  Shot in the style of classic noir-era Hollywood thrillers, Expiration walks a hilarious line between comedy and suspense.

Elsa and Bo are eagerly expecting their first baby.  While Elsa gets the baby’s room ready, Bo composes a special musical piece for the occasion.


A hamster chases his true love around the globe.  Will he get her?  Won the Audience Award at the 2010 AlpeAdriaCinema Trieste Film Festival. www.jacobfrey.de

Barko runs away to join the circus even though he never wanted to be a performer.  Yet he finds exactly what he was looking for in the arms of a caring boy. www.titmouseshorts.com

Based on the book of the same name by multi award-winning author and illustrator Shaun Tan, The Lost Thing tells the story of a boy who discovers a strange creature on the beach and decides to find a home for it in a world where people are too busy to notice it.  Won the Oscar…