Wild & Free (Gr 6 - 9) (2022)

2022 Festival

Monday, May 02 @ 10:00 am - GPLT

This package contains films with surprising explorations of boundaries, freedom, and responsibility.

Films in this package

A young boy scout gives himself the mission to liberate his friend from her house since her dad won’t let her go to camp.

Amidst the ruins of the Syrian girls’ school she used to attend, Ayeh (nicknamed “Ayeh Ronaldo” for her magnificent playing skills) talks about her love of football and the last game she played there.

Gruf is a graffiti character who comes to life and falls in love with the street artist who created him. He desperately tries to find her in the shabby streets of Tel Aviv and discovers that interdimensional love is not easy. Won Best Animation (over 5 minutes) at the 2021 Bristol International Short Film Festival…

He survived a dogfight with The Red Baron. He was one of the first barnstormers. He connected the world to the Arctic. He helped invent search and rescue in WW2. Wilfrid “Wop” May was an Edmonton hero who had sight in only one eye when he became a legendary bush pilot after the war. Won…

With the goal of proving that the earth is flat, a man travels to space in his homemade rocket. Will he find the truth out there?

An orangutan in Borneo catches sight of something bright floating down through the forest canopy. She follows it, not realizing it has the power to change her world.

Jim Abernethy is a conservationist and ecotourism operator who discovered the “affectionate” side of large predatory sharks more than 20 years ago after removing a fishing hook from the jaws of a tiger shark. Since then, he has removed thousands of hooks from sharks in the warm,clear waters off the Bahamas, and has brought divers…

Tom attends his estranged father’s funeral only to find out that his father had been a spy all along, and his funeral is filled with spy villains from his past. Won Best Live Action Short Film (Canada) at the 2021 Edmonton International Film Festival among other awards.