Fun Films

A SHORT FILM PROGRAM

SUNDAY, APRIL 10 | 12:00 PM | ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY ARTS & RECREATION CENTRE

This series of ten films from six countries features young protagonists facing challenges, using their imagination, fitting in, or finding the courage to stand out. There is a ghost, a singing car, and a boy who could be god.

Themes: friendship, identity, humour, identity, and imagination

This program screens as part of SUNDAY FUN DAY!

Carface

Cars perform a song-and-dance number while the planet slides toward ruin.

length: 
4min
screens: 
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 12:00
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 14:30

If I Was God…

What would you do if you were 12 and suddenly found yourself charged with God-like powers? Would you use them for good? For bad? Perhaps a little of both? For one Grade 7 boy whose mind starts to wander while dissecting a frog in Biology class, the possibilities seem endless. He will have the power to toy with life and death, to create monsters who can punish those who torment him daily (in particular, Augie, who sits in the back row), and, more importantly, to create that one perfect day with Lily, the love of his 12-year-old life. 

Directed by two-time Oscar®-nominated animator and long-time NFB collaborator Cordell Barker (The Cat Came Back, Strange Invaders), the film explores the difficult gateway between childhood and adolescence. Drawing inspiration from his own memories of a particularly awkward day in Grade 7, Barker uses a variety of animation techniques, from traditional animation to stop-motion puppets and more. He creates a darkly whimsical 3D animation with an organic, hand-made feel that’s as imperfectly human as the world we all ultimately craft for ourselves.

Advisory: There is an animated frog dissection that some children may find off putting.

length: 
9min
screens: 
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 12:00
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 14:30

Five Second Rule

A girl is walking down the street eating a cookie. She drops the cookie, which gets attacked by germs around it. But antibodies come out from the saliva on the cookie to protect it. While they are fighting, the girl picks up the cookie and eats it. Will she get sick from the germs?

length: 
2min
screens: 
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 12:00
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 14:30
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 15:30

The Ghost of Grandpa Tong

When Zoe discovers that she is the only one who can see the ghost of her best friend’s grandpa, she begins to understand the importance of culture, tradition, and sharing cookies with the ones you love.

length: 
11min
screens: 
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 12:00
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 14:30
Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:00
Wed, 04/13/2016 - 11:45

Very Lonely Cock

A day starts out like any other for a hen, but soon, things begin to go haywire in the barnyard.

In Russian with English subtitles, though it's mostly nonverbal.

 

length: 
6min
screens: 
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 12:00
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 14:30
Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:00
Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:45

The Story of Percival Pilts

While playing on stilts as a child, Percival Pilts declares that he'll never again let his feet touch the ground! He stays true to his word and is compelled ever higher; he builds his stilts so tall that he no longer fits into normal society.

length: 
8min
screens: 
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 12:00
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 14:30
Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:00
Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:45

Mr. Violet

Мr. Violet lives on a mug in a busy cafe. His life is boring and full of lonely feelings, until the time when the presence of another mug changes his life.

 

length: 
3min
screens: 
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 12:00
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 14:30
Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:00
Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:45

Michi

Michi leaves her familiar home for an adventure, expecting to experience something new and wonderful. However, when she meets the community of Mojis, Michi faces challenges that will change her idea of home.

length: 
4min
screens: 
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 12:00
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 15:30
Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:00
Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:45
Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:00
Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:45

Lila

Lila is a dreamy girl who can’t resign to accept reality as flat as she perceives it. Hence she uses her imagination and her skills to modify it, to somehow “patch it up,” creating drawings that complete whatever she thinks it is missing.

 

length: 
9min
screens: 
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 12:00
Sun, 04/10/2016 - 14:30
Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:00
Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:45
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