Trading Places (Gr 4-6)

2015 Festival

Tues, May 5 @ 10:00 am – GPLT; Thur, May 7 @ 9:30 am – GPLT; Fri, May 8 @ 12:45 pm – GPLT; Sun, May 10 @ 4:15 pm - L106, GPRC

Chosen by teachers, this entertaining package contains 8 films with elements of fact and fantasy, empathy and entrepreneurship. There are two foreign-language films (Dutch and Spanish) with English subtitles.

Films in this package

Moziah Bridges is the subject of this documentary and he was 9 years old when he started his company, Mo’s Bows, in Memphis. As a Grade 6 student, he offered 20% of his bow tie business for an investment of $50,000 when he appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2014.  

  In spite of his amazing gourmet lemonade, Anthony’s lemonade stand business goes sour when a competitor sets up across the street.

Maria becomes friends with the new child at school and finds imaginative ways to include him in games. Winner of the 2015 Best Animated Short Award.

Jake spends most of his time playing video games until his mom decides to give him a present. Won Best Animated Short at the 2014 Rhode Island Film Festival.  

A video game master gets schooled by a toddler and discovers the true meaning of life. Won 2014 Student Academy Award for Best Animation.

Dinosaurs – the prehistoric titans who ruled the Earth for 160 million years. Their name literally means “Terrible Lizards” and this animated documentary looks at whether they deserved this terrifying monicker.  

When a young man finally musters the courage to approach the girl of his dreams at an outdoor café, she has already left. When he finds a mysterious watch that can turn back time, he gets a second chance to talk to her, but travelling back in time means there’s a second copy of himself…

A young girl discovers a bottle that gives the person who possesses it the power to “freeze” people momentarily, but then bullies steal the bottle from her. How can she get the bottle back without getting frozen?