Watch Your Language (Gr 10-12 English/Languages)

2013 Festival

Wed, May 1 @ 12:30 pm; Sat, May 4 @ 9:00 am

Chosen by teachers, these fascinating films make reference to literature (Shakespeare’s plays, Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry) as well as raising some very interesting questions that could spark much discussion.

Films in this package

Food of Love

Iris is a shy baker who lives a vivid fantasy life inspired by the works of Shakespeare. The real world intervenes when she develops a crush on a regular customer. Will cupcakes and couplets be enough to turn her imaginary romance into true love?

Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven

December, 1959: Poe, a young writer, has locked himself inside a seedy hotel room with a bottle, an 8mm projector, and the haunting memories of his “lost Lenore.” A raven visits him and Poe turns to the bird for answers and the promise of being reunited with his lost love, but the bird’s only reply…

Talking Dog for Sale 10 Euros

When a man sees a curious advertisement for a talking dog for sale cheap, he pursues the offer with natural scepticism. Won the Audience Award at the 2012 San Jose International Short Film Festival among many other awards.

The Man Who Didn't Know

It is midnight. An inspector on night patrol pays a surprise visit to Mr. Tremblay who is sleeping soundly. During interrogation, he learns that he has broken several laws and the penalties are huge. Won Special Jury Mention at the 2011 Festival du cinema international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn-Niranda.

The Grand Design

A young man’s theory about fate is tested on the basis of whether he explains the theory to his friend. The ripple effect of that minor decision will determine who lives and who dies that night.

Good Karma $1

A documentary about acclaimed ad-guru Alex Bogusky’s fascination with collecting homeless signs. What starts out as a project to understand the world’s simplest form of communication becomes an enlightening journey into authenticity and generosity.


After getting hassled by subway police on the way home with his young son, a man spares another passenger the same fate at the hands of the subway’s ticket takers. Instead of being grateful, the man he helped is verbally abusive and throws the boy’s toy off the train. How does a father explain these…


A young man has a job interview at Greendays, a company where transparency is the governing principle of the workplace. By the end of the interview, it is clear what he must give up to get it.

The Maker

A strange creature must race against time to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life. Won Best Short Film at the 2012 Indianapolis International Film Festival among many other awards.