A FREE program of international short films curated especially for young people.
WHERE: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2019
10 AM – 12 PM – A light breakfast will be served in lobby
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Short Films Programme
The family program is generously sponsored by
THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING
Director: Arna Selznick
The Most Magnificent Thing is an inspirational story about a little girl with a creative spirit, determined to make great things. Joined by her best friend, her pet dog, the two happily explore the world, doing absolutely everything together. When she receives her very own tool kit, the little girl sets out to make the most magnificent thing for her best friend – but it’s not as easy as she thinks! The Most Magnificent Thing is a timeless tale about learning through perseverance and hard work, the power of love, and selflessness.
ALICE IN BORNEO’S WONDERLAND
Director: Oliver Deppert
Sixteen year old Alice dives through the Looking Glass into the undewater world of Borneo, learning to SCUBA, discovering sharks and finding the ocean wild is not all as it appears at the surface.
IT’S ME, LANDON
Director: Landon Moise
Born and raised in La Loche, Saskatchewan, eight-year-old Landon Moise directed and starred in his first Wapikoni production in 2018. Landon is extremely knowledgeable about nature and animals, they make him feel at peace and influence his work. Landon cares about the environment and hopes to inspire others to treat the earth with respect.
Director: Jane Suarez & Yamiset Trujillo
A wide-eyed, newborn sea turtle named Fin finds himself on the illuminated beaches of Miami. It is a perilous time to be a hatchling, with hazards of artificial light and debris present at every turn. With the help of Abueluna, his caring, celestial guide, Fin will make the daring trek from his cluttered nest to the open seas.
METAMORPHOSIS OF A BOTTLE CAP
Directors: Kathryn Jankowski
PLAN E x PLANET IN FOCUS STUDENT FILM WINNER
The winner of the Plan E Climate Video Challenge is Talia Yawney from Guelph, ON.
Director: Talia Yawney
Dear Canadians is a film written from the perspective of Mother Earth as she narrates a letter for all Canadians. Her letter discusses current issues regarding the environment such as the statistics about Canada warming twice as fast as the average rate of global warming and Canada’s relationship with the industry despite the recent declaration of a national state of climate emergency. This film calls Canadians to protect the environment for future generations and to open their eyes to the effects of climate change in their home country and throughout the world.