FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: April 14

All the Time in the World

In search of a new perspective, a family of five leaves the comforts of home to live in the remote Yukon wilderness during the long northern winter. The parents leave their jobs and take their three children (ages 10, 8 and 4) to spend nine months living in a small cabin with no road access, electricity, running water, Internet, TV or phone. The film is noteworthy for offering the unique perspectives of the children as they connect with both their parents and nature.  Particularly poignant is the family’s solution for celebrating Halloween when the nearest neighbour is a hundred kilometers away…

WINNER - MOST POPULAR CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY - Vancouver International Film Festival
WINNER - GREEN SCREEN AWARD - Planet In Focus Film Festival (Toronto) and Harold Greenberg Fund
WINNER - AUDIENCE FAVOURITE AWARD - Victoria Film Festival

Barbara Howard

In 1938, while still in high school, Barbara Howard set a new record in sprinting and found herself on the Canadian team bound for Sydney, Australia. As a black female athlete, she became a media sensation as she prepared to run the race of her life.

Boardmaster

Boardmaster takes a playful look at how skateboarding was introduced in Uganda.  It was made in collaboration with members of the Uganda Skateboard Union in Kitintale, Uganda.

Finding Josephine

A family has been supporting a child in Uganda via a charity for three years. They travel from the United Kingdom to Uganda to see if their donations really make it to the young girl who writes them letters.

In English and Swahili with English Subtitles

Advisory: mentions the deaths of a child’s family members

Gnarly in Pink: The Pink Helmet Posse

Meet Bella, Rella and Sierra, a trio of skateboarding six-year-olds who form the Pink Helmet Posse. This fantastical short follows the girls as they pop ollies and shred through gender stereotypes—all while dressed in tutus. In a sport where girls are traditionally underrepresented, the posse proves that despite their nail polish and pink helmets, there’s no limit to what they can do.

Advisory: deals with bullying

Humanimals

Dogs are widely embraced as beings of innate kindness, loyalty and unconditional love. These traits will be tested first hand as Matt, an eighteen-year-old boy affected by autism, shares the secrets of his friendship with Finn, his companion dog. Can a dog teach him the safety, comfort and love he can't learn from his human family?  

Advisory: deals with bullying

Sharukh - On the Road to Happiness

Sharukh, a 14-year-old boy who lives in the Indian mega-city of Mumbai, has been forced to work as a car mechanic to support his family since his father left. Is there still space for dreams in the dusty workshop? Shark wants to see his mother smile again and works toward this goal.

In Hindi with English Subtitles

The Outlaw League

In French with English subtitles

Twelve-year-old Nicolas, the son and grandson of fishermen, lives alone with his mother and sister in a village overlooking the sea. A terrible storm snatched his father a few years earlier. Nicolas must not only deal with his loss, but also the slow disintegration of his grandfather, Jérémie, who has started drinking too much to ease the pain of the death of his son.

Summer vacation is the opportunity for Nicholas to resume his greatest pleasure: playing baseball with his friends. A major obstacle greets the children who assemble at the village baseball field: the town council has decided to convert the field into a municipal dump.