2012 film guide

Erik Rosenlung
Denmark

A woman is caught in a bizarre apocalypse  of curlicues, paper and erasers.

Lisa Jackson
Canada

Over the course of a night, two sisters roam the inner-city streets of their neighborhood as they try to escape another stint in the foster care system.

Léonard Cohen
France

Falling up, tumbling sideways, profound flatness and zigzagging lines. Hey, man! Where’s your cube? Welcome to Plato, somewhere between anamorphosis of reality and severity of imagination.

Cassandra Nguyen
Australia

Molly’s Mum has packed her a huge lunch that she promises to finish. When an encounter occurs between Molly and talented footballer Sam, it brings about the possibility of food, football and friendship.

Stan Einar Forgaard
Norway

It’s Midsummer Eve, the brightest night of the year. During the celebrations 10 year old Jon and Line escape to their secret hideout in the forest. However, the idyll passes as Line has to leave.  This is the last time Jon sees her. This story is about a child finding his way back.

Samantha Leriche-Gionet
Canada

A little girl steals the carrots from all the snowmen in town.

Ru Kuwahata
USA

This animated dark comedy is about a vacationing couple's encounter with a man they believe to be the Zodiac Killer. It is based on a true story.

Canada

As part of their Social Studies and English classes at Lucerne Secondary School, students created 10 short films under the guidance of their teachers Terry Taylor and Gary Parkstrom and filmmakers Moira Simpson and Catrina Megumi Longmuir over the course of just a few days.
The students had been learning about their local history in New Denver of the Japanese Canadian Internment during WWII. Many were shocked that something like this could happen in Canada. Through visits to the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, interviews with Japanese Canadian elders who still reside in New Denver, and research, they made a total of 10 short films. Two of these films will be screened:  Kyokowai and Never Again.

Jonathan Lyons
USA

Floyd the charming Android gets tangled up by a novelty teleporter.

Moira Simpson
Canada

As part of their Social Studies and English classes at Lucerne Secondary School, students created 10 short films under the guidance of their teachers Terry Taylor and Gary Parkstrom and filmmakers Moira Simpson and Catrina Megumi Longmuir over the course of just a few days. The students had been learning about their local history in New Denver of the Japanese Canadian Internment during WWII. Many were shocked that something like this could happen in Canada. Through visits to the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, interviews with Japanese Canadian elders who still reside in New Denver, and research, they made a total of 10 short films. These were shared & showcased at a community screening at the Bosun Hall in New Denver to honour the history and the elders in the community. This film provides an intimate behind the scenes look into the students’ journey of digging deep into the history of their community, providing context for their short films. It includes interviews with the youth reflecting on their learning, the process of making a film & uncovering more through this process, and the rewards and outcomes of their work.

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