May 13 2019 | 6:30PM

Student Block

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Dream Life

Alexander Mackenzie H.S. 


St. Jean de Brebeuf C.H.S.


Jean Vanier C.H.S.

Kept in Check

St. Elizabeth C.H.S.

A Storybook Ending

Emily Carr S.S.

Save the Purple House

St. Edmund Campion S.S.

C’est La Vie

St. Elizabeth C.H.S.


Alexander Mackenzie H.S. 

The Umbrella

Bill Crothers S.S.


Tommy Douglas S.S.

Pass the Note

St. Jean de Brebeuf C.H.S.


St. Michael C.S.S.

The Letter

TDChristian H.S.


Richmond Hill H.S.

My Strange Addiction

Alexander Mackenzie H.S. 

The Power of Imagination

St. Jean de Brebeuf C.H.S.

From What I Heard

St. Elizabeth C.H.S.

Make Ideas Actions

TDChristian H.S.

International Block 1

May 13 2019


Made Public


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A Kiss

Directed by: Foster Wilson

Comedy | USA

The night before he says ‘I do,’ Dave’s doubts about tying the knot go viral.

The Secret of Travel

Directed by: Lizzie Peirce

Experimental | Canada

Through traveling, you come to realize what’s truly important in life - the people you love.


Directed by: Michael Killen

Drama | USA

On a Pennsylvania farm in the 1980s, Beth makes it her mission to care for the weak.

Directed by: Benjamin Elia

Experimental | France

A little girl in pajamas runs away from home to turn on strange circuit breakers in the streets of Paris.

Directed by: Sura Mallouh

Documentary | Canada

A young refugee bears the weight of her family’s future and their new life in Canada.

Directed by: Gisela Nadasy

Drama | Sweden

Before handing in his thesis on kissing, a forever single post-grad hires an escort to put theory into practice, but that’s the one thing she won’t do.

Arthur Rambo

Directed by: Guillaume Levil

Drama | France

A little boy born on the wrong side of the tracks recites poems to earn a few pennies.

Lost and Found

Directed by: Andrew Goldsmith & Bradley Slabe

Animation | Australia

A bumbling knitted dinosaur must unravel himself to save the love of his life.


Directed by: Spencer Ryerson

Drama | Canada

Following a brutal attack, a young woman’s seemingly inevitable fate is rudely interrupted by a piece of music she despises.

This is Not a Drill

Directed by: Ravi Steve

Comedy | Canada

Two brothers are conflicted as they search for the best way to euthanize their ailing mother.

Minor Key

Directed by: Ivan Sainz-Pardo

Drama | Spain

The moving story about a man locked in a Portuguese Fado.

International Block  2

May 15 2019


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This One's For You Alice

Directed by: Patrick Hanser

Thriller | Brazil

When Joaquim finds out his recently wed wife is cheating on him, he writes a suicide letter.

From Life

Directed by: Uli Meyer

Drama | United Kingdom

An amateur artist sketching in a churchyard has a series of encounters with a young woman, who we might come to believe is a ghost. In fact, the truth is stranger than that.

The Helping Hand

Directed by: Brenden Hubbard

Thriller | USA

A couple turns to a new monitoring technology to handle their newborn child. After years of neglecting their own duties the couple learns a disturbing truth.


Directed by: Morgan Ommer

Experimental | Vietnam

A house on a hill in Northern Vietnam. A man , a dog, and some recent history.

A Voice for Change:

The Laura Hillier Story

Directed by: Sarah Gonyea

Documentary | Canada

Laura Hillier’s dedication to creating change during the months leading up to her tragic passing inspired a movement that has saved the lives of many.

One Small Step

Directed by: Bobby Pontillas & Andrew Chesworth

Animation | USA

An ambitious young girl endeavors to realize her aspiration of becoming an astronaut with the support of her humble father. 


Directed by: Jeremy Comte

Drama | Canada

Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.

The Fox

Directed by: Sadegh Javadi Nikjeh

Animation | Iran

A young fox on the verge of experiencing her first love is trapped by a hunter.


Directed by: N’cee van Heerden

Comedy | Canada

Barry has a unique problem; he came up with a truly original idea and is the only one immune to it.

Run in Circles

Directed by: Marion Raymond

Experimental | Switzerland

A young man wakes up with the oppressive desire to find the woman of his dreams by all means. 

My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes

Directed by: Charlie Tyrell

Documentary | Canada

Charlie seeks to better understand his late father through the personal belongings he left behind-including a stack of VHS dirty movies.

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