This is an opportunity for the whole family to see an amazing selection of films from around the world. Stay for a few films, or stay for them all! There are five short film programs to choose from; there are five short film programs to choose from: Family ShortsFun Films, the Indigenous SpotlightMore Fun Films, and films that are Made in BC.

Add workshops to the mix and make your own animation using some wacky props, and paper cut-outs (workshops listed below). With all of this excitement, you’ve got a truly irresistible afternoon filled with activities for kids from ages 4 and up. Workshops and films will be available from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Pancake Breakfast 

Come early and enjoy our all-you-can-eat breakfast of homemade pancakes and sizzling bacon. We’ll also have juice, and gallons of hot coffee for the grown-ups. Vegan and gluten-free options are available. Breakfast will be available from 10:00 - 11:30 AM.

Event Partner

Special price: $5 per person, includes films + workshops and a pancake breakfast



Family Shorts

Sunday, April 10 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 
Recommended for age 4+

This program of short films has animals, trains, wind and robots take us on eventful journeys that will make both young and old laugh, learn, and ponder life's lessons.

Fun Films

Sunday, April 10 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Recommended for age 7+

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.

Indigenous Spotlight

Sunday, April 10 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
Recommended for age 13+

This short film program invites young audiences to explore the joys and challenges of native experience in our world today. 


More Fun Films

Sunday, April 10 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Recommended for age 7+

If you didn't get enough fun films already, here's some more! We'll repeat the Fun Film program for those who missed it and add a couple others to the mix. There is a singing car, a boy who won't let his feet touch the ground, and girl who tests the five second rule.




Made in BC

Sunday, April 10 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Recommended for age 13+

Celebrate British Columbia’s talent with our homegrown selection of short films. Local musician Luke Wallace shares his story of environmental activism, while members of the Helitsuk First Nation discuss the importance of preserving culture. A young girl looks for a sense of belonging and a place to call home. We learn about past injustices that have forever altered a family.



Come for a day full of creative expression and hands-on activities. These animation workshops offer children and families the opportunity to spark a new shared interest, hone the ability to tell a simple story, and even learn to fly. All workshops are available with the purchase of a special day pass for $5, and are on a first-come first-serve basis. Please sign up upon arrival. 


Get animated! Choreographed by the instructor, you will glide, disappear and fly through the air. This is a great introduction to special effects and stop-motion animation.

objects in motion

Using everyday office and school supplies, kids and parents will animate objects in new, interesting and imaginative ways.

cut-out animation

A variety of pre-fashioned and cut-out materials will be used to create characters and sets. In small groups, using video capture techniques, attendees will be taken through the steps of creating a short animation.