March 2012

A WORLD OF SHORTS:

SHORTS FOR SHORTIES - SOUNDTRACK SING-A-LONG!

Join the jam session as young and young at heart come together to create the musical soundtracks for a handful of silent shorts.  Sit back and enjoy these stories of aliens and elephants, ballerinas and Gruffalos aimed at shorties 12 and under.  Don't forget to bring your noise-makers and instruments or use your hands and voices to add sound and song to the silent films!

DATE & TIME: Wednesday March 21st, 2012 at *special times* 6:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
LOCATION: NFB Cinema, 150 John St (at Richmond West)
RUNNING TIME: 49 minutes
ADMISSION: Tickets are $6 Adults, $4 Students, Seniors, NFB Members
*FREE ADMISSION FOR KIDS 12 & UNDER*

Learn how to make your very own musical instruments! CLICK HERE

 BLIND LUCK
 
  Diane Aarts | Canada | 2011 | 1 minute

A playful service dog must decide between the temptation of his favourite toy and helping his blind master.

*Filmmaker in Attendance!*

 IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED  
  Brent Dawes | South Africa/Zimbabwe | 2010 | 5 minutes

Elephant is willing to do just about anything to get at the delicious meal hanging just out of reach.

 


"WE COME IN PEACE" DESTINATION: TORONTO
 
  Eva Ho, Jingchuan Sui | Canada | 2011 |
1 minute

There are aliens among us, you just have to know where and how to look for them!

*Filmmakers in Attendance!*

 EVENFALL
 
  Carolyn Chrisman | USA | 2009 | 3 minutes

A little girl brings her drawings to life so that they can light her way through a dark forest.

 THE IDEA  
  D. Jesse Damazo | USA | 2011 | 1 minute

A guy has the bright idea to launch himself to the moon… but now what?

 


 BALLET OF UNHATCHED CHICKS
 
  Shaun Kim | USA | 2011 | 2 minutes

Who knew chicks could dance?  Freshly hatched ballerinas shake their tail feathers, literally!

 


LANDSCAPE #7: SOUTH-FACING WINDOW VIEW BETWEEN LONGBRANCH AND EXHIBITION TRAIN STATIONS, TORONTO
 
  Renee Lear | Canada | 2011 | 1 minute

You've never seen the view from a Go Train window look like this!

*Filmmaker in Attendance!*



 IN BUBBLE TROUBLE
 
  Iain Lew Kee | Canada | 2011 | 1 minute

A classroom of kids escape school by taking flight thanks to some A(lready) B(een) C(hewed) gum!

*Filmmaker in Attendance!*

 WHAT'S UP
 
  Meruan Salim | Finland | 2010 | 6 minutes

Huuhaa lives on an island, in the sky. He accidentally sets off a surprising chain of events when he decides to get rid of his belongings.

 LOVIN U.
 
  Marcos Calandrelli | USA | 2011 | 1 minute

A whale looking for love, falls for the wrong mate.

 


 THE GRUFFALO
 
  Jakob Schuh, Max Lang | UK/Germany | 2009
| 20 minutes

Based on the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, this Academy Award®-nominated and WSFF Telus Audience Choice Award winner tells the magical tall tale of a mouse who takes a stroll through the woods and has to outwit his predators.

 DOG DAYS
 
  Bailey Kerluke | Canada | 2011 | 1 minute

A little dog has an adventure in the big city and a chance encounter with an unexpected friend, when he sneaks past his gate.

THE CROSSING
(LA TRAVERSÉE)
 
  Élise Simard | Canada | 2010 | 5 minutes

A boy and his rabbit embark on a boat voyage into the night and into slumber.

 LITTLE WHITE CORVETTE
 
  Shane Azam, Alex Bowron | Canada | 2011 |
1 minute

The world is a treacherous place for a toy car that decides to venture out on its own

*Filmmakers in Attendance!*

Please be sure to arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to the screening's start time. Please note that seating is accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is not guaranteed.