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Short Film Programme

Director Various
Year 2022
Genre Action/Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Family, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller
In addition to the feature films in this catalogue, we also offer a wealth of Canadian short films suitable for various grade levels. They cover a variety of themes and topics, and encompass fiction and documentary, live action and animation. For the full list, check out our Short Film Programme page, and use the filters at the top to find something that meets your needs. 

If you’d like to show several short films together as a programme, please feel free to get in touch for advice and tips on selecting the perfect combination for your needs. 

Director

Various

Genres

Action/Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Family, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller

Interests

Arts and Culture, Biography, BIPOC Stories, Bullying, Classics, Cult & Offbeat Cinema, Discrimination, Environment, ESL, Family Relationships, Female Filmmaker, Global Experiences, History, Indigenous Filmmaker, LGBTQ2S+, Literary Adaptation, Newcomer Stories, Social Justice & Politics, Sports, Strong Female Leads

Original Languages

English, French

Window Horses

Director Ann Marie Fleming
Year 2016
Run Time 88min
Genre Action/Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family
This extraordinary animated feature tells the tale of Rosie, a young Canadian poet of Chinese and Persian descent. Rosie lives in Vancouver with her Chinese grandparents and dreams of travelling and seeing the world. 

When she receives an invitation to a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, Rosie embarks on a journey that unravels a personal mystery and brings her closer to her Persian roots. 

Voiced by an all-star cast including Sandra Oh, Ellen Page and Don McKellar, Window Horses is a beautiful and poignant story about family, imagination, culture and finding your own voice. 

"This is not just a visual treat, it's a rewarding and unexpectedly engrossing piece of female-led storytelling." - Wendy Ide, Screen International 

Director

Ann Marie Fleming

Fleming is a visual artist, filmmaker and writer who has animated over 20 films, including the shorts Stories Sarah Tells, Big Trees and Heart. Her features include New Shoes, The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam and The French Guy. Fleming has won nearly 20 awards for her films, including 10 for Window Horses. Most recently, she directed the shorts A Short Film About Tegan & Sara, Question Period, and Old Dog.

Writer

Ann Marie Fleming

Cast

Elliot Page, Don McKellar, Nancy Kwan, Sandra Oh, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Producers

Sandra Oh, Ann Marie Fleming, Shirley Vercruysse, Michael Fukushima

Genres

Action/Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family

Interests

Arts and Culture, BIPOC Stories, ESL, Family Relationships, Female Filmmaker, Global Experiences, Literary Adaptation, Strong Female Leads

Original Language

English

Canadian Distributor

Mongrel Media

Ballerina

Directors Éric Summer, Éric Warin
Year 2016
Run Time 89min
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family
Eleven-year-old orphan Félicie (Elle Fanning) has one dream: to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor (Dane DeHaan), a highly imaginative boy, has a dream of his own: to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But there’s a catch —Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to get into a prestigious ballet school, where she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by Camille le Haut (Maddie Ziegler) and her wicked mother, Régine (Julie Khaner).

Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette (Carly Rae Jepsen), who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, helps her reach for the stars.

Directors

Éric Summer, Éric Warin

Writers

Éric Summer, Laurent Zeitoun, Carol Noble

Cast

Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Rae Jepsen

Producers

Valérie d'Auteuil, Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky

Genres

Animation, Comedy, Family

Interests

Arts and Culture, Strong Female Leads

Original Language

English

Language Versions

EN CC, FR Dub, FR Subtitles

Canadian Distributor

eOne

Anne of Green Gables

Director Kevin Sullivan
Year 1985
Run Time 199min
Genre Drama, Family
On turn-of-the-20th-century Prince Edward Island, siblings Matthew (Farnsworth) and Marilla Cuthbert (Dewhurst) decide to take in an orphaned boy to help them on their farm. Instead, they get freckle-faced, red-haired Anne Shirley (Follows). The stubborn and outspoken 11-year-old girl’s fiery spirit and imagination are sure to turn life upside down on the peaceful island, and add a lot of love into the Cuthberts’ lives.

So begins Anne of Green Gables, one of the most beloved stories in Canadian literature for readers of all ages. This mini-series adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s series of novels — one of the highest-rated broadcasts in Canadian television history — features Megan Follows in the title role, who has since gone on to become one of Canada’s most critically acclaimed actors.

This trophy-sweeping Genie Award-winner is a charming, family-friendly affair that is sure to delight.

Director

Kevin Sullivan

Writers

Joe Wiesenfeld, Kevin Sullivan

Cast

Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Jonathan Crombie

Producers

Ian McDougall, Kevin Sullivan, Trudy Grant

Genres

Drama, Family

Interests

Classics, Family Relationships, Literary Adaptation, Strong Female Leads

Original Language

English

Canadian Distributor

Sullivan Entertainment inc

Breakaway

Director Robert Lieberman
Year 2011
Run Time 101min
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rajveer Singh (Virmani) is struggling to balance the wishes of his traditional Sikh family and his own true passion for hockey. Raj and his friends play only for fun, held back by the prejudice and mockery of other teams as their turban-clad crew steps onto the ice. Enter Coach Dan Winters (Lowe) and soon the Speedy Singhs are competing in a real tournament, while Raj is falling in love with the coach’s beautiful sister, Melissa (Belle).

A cross-cultural story of self-discovery, Breakaway is a heartwarming, action-filled comedy, bringing a dash of Bollywood to Canada’s favourite sport. With a hilarious supporting cast including comedian Russell Peters, and a special appearance from Drake, Breakaway will have you cheering for its unlikely heroes.

Director

Robert Lieberman

Lieberman’s directing credits include the feature films D3: The Mighty Ducks, Fire in the Sky and Table for Five. He has won 29 Clio Awards for his work in advertising and has directed such hit TV shows as Lost Girl, Republic of Doyle, Houdini & Doyle, Haven, The Expanse, Rogue, and Criminal Minds. Most recently, he directed the features Christmas in Tahoe, Love Stories in Sunflower Valley and Love on the Road.

Writers

Noel S. Baker, Jeffrey Alan Schechter, Matt Simmons, Vinay Virmani

Cast

Vinay Virmani, Russell Peters, Rob Lowe, Camilla Belle

Producers

Ajay Virmani, Don Carmody, Frank Siracusa

Genres

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Bullying, Discrimination, ESL, Family Relationships, Newcomer Stories, Sports

Original Language

English

Language Versions

EN CC, FR Dub, FR Subtitles

Canadian Distributor

eOne

Corner Gas: The Movie

Director David Storey
Year 2014
Run Time 95min
Genre Comedy, Family
Times get tough in Dog River, Saskatchewan when Mayor Fitzy (Cunningham) blows the town’s budget on a risky investment. With no electricity, no water and local businesses dropping like flies, the town’s residents have no choice but to pull together to keep their beloved hometown from going under.

Suddenly, the normally apathetic Brent (Butt) is spurred into action, buying the shuttered town pub and entering Dog River into the “Quaintest Town in Canada” competition. With a chance to win $75,000, the townsfolk make one last rally to best their arch-rival town of Wullerton, head off big corporate investors and “quaintify” the town. Will their efforts be enough?

Based on the Canadian Comedy Award–winning TV series — with all of your favourite characters returning for this big-screen reunion — the latest tale of Dog River is sure to charm, amuse and delight.

Director

David Storey

Storey began his career as a musician, then moved into directing music videos and eventually television. He served as an executive producer, director and writer on the Corner Gas television series, which garnered him four Gemini Awards and two Canadian Comedy Awards. He is currently producing and directing the Corner Gas animated series.

Writers

Andrew Carr, Andrew Wreggitt, Brent Butt

Cast

Brent Butt, Gabrielle Miller, Fred Ewanuick, Eric Peterson, Janet Wright

Producers

Brent Butt, David Storey, Virginia Thompson

Genres

Comedy, Family

Interests

ESL, Social Justice & Politics

Original Language

English

Language Version

EN CC

Canadian Distributor

VSC

Fido

Director Andrew Currie
Year 2006
Run Time 91min
Genre Comedy, Horror
Welcome to Willard, an idyllic town in a 1950s parallel universe where the sun shines every day, everybody knows their neighbour and zombies carry the mail.

Visually captivating, sly and clever, Fido follows the Robinson family, who have been hesitant to get a zombie of their own even though everyone on the block has one. All that changes when Mom (Moss) buys Fido (Connolly), and the loveable brute becomes young Timmy’s best friend. Fido is a funny, satirical and refreshing movie with an all-star cast and a standout performance by Billy Connolly as Fido.

“Currie’s zombie comedy is in a class by itself.”
— Lori Fireman, NOW Magazine

Director

Andrew Currie

Currie attended Simon Fraser University and the CFC. His feature films Mile Zero and Fido garnered international acclaim and awards. He recently directed The Steps and produced the feature Indian Road Trip and the short film Cloud Striker. He is currently writing and directing the feature The Invisibles.

Writers

Robert Chomiak, Andrew Currie, Dennis Heaton

Cast

Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Dylan Baker, Henry Czerny

Producers

Blake Corbet, Mary Anne Waterhouse

Genres

Comedy, Horror

Interests

Cult & Offbeat Cinema, Social Justice & Politics

Original Language

English

Language Version

FR Dub

Canadian Distributor

TVA Films

The Grand Seduction

Director Don McKellar
Year 2013
Run Time 113min
Genre Comedy, Drama
A funny and fresh English-language adaptation of the 2003 Quebecois comedy La grande séduction, this film tells the tale of a small fishing village in Newfoundland that must secure a new doctor in order to keep the community alive.

When city doctor Paul Lewis (Kitsch) arrives for a court-ordered trial residence, the townsfolk rally to charm and hoodwink him into staying. Under the guidance of an unemployed fisherman (Gleeson), they go to hilarious lengths to fabricate all the amenities of the big city and make it seem as though their sleepy town has everything Dr. Lewis could possibly want. Will the good doc fall for their tricks, or will he see through them to the truth about small town life?

Director

Don McKellar

McKellar is a prolific filmmaker and actor whose work has garnered numerous awards. He wrote Highway 61, The Red Violin and Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, and wrote, directed and starred in Last Night (which won the Prix de la jeunesse at the Cannes film festival), and Childstar, and has directed several other films. He recently starred in Meditation Park, Crimes of the Future, and directed Sensitive Skin. Currently, he is writing episodes for Park Chan-wook’s The Sympathizer, which he is also executive producing.

Writers

Michael Dowse, Ken Scott

Cast

Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Gordon Pinsent, Liane Balaban

Producers

Barbara Doran, Roger Frappier

Genres

Comedy, Drama

Interest

ESL

Original Language

English

Language Versions

EN CC, FR Dub, FR Subtitles

Canadian Distributor

eOne/Criterion

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Inside Hana’s Suitcase

Director Larry Weinstein
Year 2009
Run Time 88min
Genre Documentary
Based on the internationally acclaimed book Hana’s Suitcase, this poignant documentary tells the tale of George and Hana Brady, two young children who grew up in pre-WWII Czechoslovakia, and the terrible hardships they endured because they were Jewish.

When Fumiko Ishioka, a teacher in Japan, requests artifacts from a Holocaust museum to illustrate the history of WWII to her students, one item she receives is a suitcase labelled “Hana Brady.” As she and her students unravel Hana’s story, the film seamlessly transports audiences through 70 years of history, back and forth across three continents.

“Larry Weinstein’s deft, unique balance of documentary and narrative techniques helps…convey the combination of deep personal trauma and epic atrocity at the heart of Inside Hana’s Suitcase…a lovely, accessible and moving work.” — Kieran Grant, EYE Weekly

Director

Larry Weinstein

Weinstein has received three Gemini awards for his work, including Best Direction for Beethoven’s Hair. Weinstein also directed the docs Mulroney: The Opera, The Devil’s Horn, Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star, and Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas, and co-directed Our Man In Tehran. His latest, Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies, premiered at Hot Docs 2019.

Writer

Thomas Wallner

Cast

Daniel Hajek, Jindriska Hanusová, Linda Drexlerova, Karim Tarakji

Producers

Rudolf Biermann, Jessica Daniel, Larry Weinstein

Genre

Documentary

Interests

Biography, Discrimination, ESL, Global Experiences, History, Literary Adaptation

Original Language

English

Language Version

EN CC

Canadian Distributor

eOne

Le journal d’Aurélie Laflamme (The Journal of Aurélie Laflamme)

Director Christian Laurence
Year 2010
Run Time 108min
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family
She's shy, she's misunderstood — wait, hold that thought. Who’s that cute boy behind the counter at the pet store? Fourteen-year-old Aurélie Laflamme (Verville) feels a little alien on this strange planet of ours, so when she makes a new friend, things begin to look up… to the stars, perhaps, where Aurélie imagines she's from.

Based on the first novel of Québecois author India Desjardins, this quirky and endearing coming-of-age story about a girl lost in her own world is sure to delight.

Director

Christian Laurence

Montreal director Laurence has been working in film and TV for more than 15 years, focusing primarily on short films, including L’astronaute and Songs We Sing. Le journal d'Aurélie Laflamme, his first feature film, was nominated for three Jutra awards. He recently directed the TV mini-series La Derape, Manuel de la vie sauvage, and Haute démolition.

Writers

Christian Laurence, India Desjardins

Cast

Marianne Verville, Genevieve Chartrand, Aliocha Schneider

Producer

Claude Veillet

Genres

Comedy, Drama, Family

Interests

Literary Adaptation, Strong Female Leads

Original Language

French

Language Versions

EN Subtitles, FR CC

Canadian Distributor

TVA Films

A Bear Named Winnie

Director John Harrison
Year 2004
Run Time 90min
Genre Comedy, Family
Based on the true story behind author A.A. Milne's beloved character, Winnie the Pooh, this is a tale of the remarkable friendship between a Canadian soldier and the cub that stood as a symbol of friendship and hope in a world plagued by war.

It was during the early days of World War I that veterinarian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn (Michael Fassbinder) purchased a small bear cub and named her Winnie after his hometown of Winnipeg. As the specter of war looms heavy in the conscience of the citizens and children of London, Winnie becomes the star attraction at the zoo. When a man named A.A. Milne brings his young son to visit the zoo, the story of the bear and her friendship with a far away soldier inspires him to create one of the most beloved characters in the history of children's literature.

Director

John Harrison

Writers

Simon Vaughn, John Goldsmith, John Harrison

Cast

Michael Fassbender, Gil Bellows, David Suchet, Stephen Fry, Jonathon Young

Producers

Simon Vaughn, Kim Todd

Genres

Comedy, Family

Interest

History

Original Language

English

Language Version

FR Subtitles

Canadian Distributor

CBC

Babine

Director Luc Picard
Year 2008
Run Time 112min
Genre Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

In the small village of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, whenever something bad happens, the villagers blame Babine, the son of the village witch. Babine was born an outsider, and has spent his life being teased. When the local church burns down, the new priest becomes determined to find the culprit, and puts the blame on Babine, deciding he must be punished once and for all.

Babine is an offbeat comedy and a charming fairy tale filled with eccentric characters and has a strong message of acceptance that will resonate with audiences of all ages.

Director

Luc Picard

Luc Picard is a celebrated actor with over 50 film and television credits and two Jutra Awards to his name. He has directed Audition, Babine, Ésimésac, and a segment in the anthology film 9. Les rois mongols earned six Canadian Screen Award nominations. His latest film is Confessions and he recently starred in Arsenault & Fils and French Girl.

Writer

Fred Pellerin

Cast

Vincent-Guillaume Otis, Luc Picard, Alexis Martin, Isabel Richer, René Richard Cyr

Producer

Lorraine Richard

Genres

Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Interest

Bullying

Original Language

French

Language Versions

EN Subtitles, FR CC

Canadian Distributor

eOne

La guerre des tuques (Snowtime!)

Directors Jean-François Pouliot, François Brisson
Year 2015
Run Time 92min
Genre Action/Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
This remake of the 1984 French Canadian classic La guerre des tuques (The Dog Who Stopped the War) catapults the story of the most epic snowball fight ever into the realm of 3D animation.

The result is a family-friendly contemporary hit full of chilly thrills, snow-fort hills, and a rollicking energy that is unstoppably fun. Fortunately, there’s also a brilliant anti-war message packed in the ice that’s sure to melt hearts.

Snowtime! (La Guerre des tuques) 3D was a bilingual box-office smash, winning the Golden Screen Award for being the highest-grossing Canadian film in 2015.

Directors

Jean-François Pouliot

In addition to over 500 commercials, Montrealer Pouliot’s credits include feature films Guide de la petite vengeance and the 2015 box-office success Dr. Cabbie as well as the hit animated film Snowtime!. Recently, he directed the feature films Les 3 p’tits cochons 2, Votez Bougon and the Snowtime! sequel, Racetime.

Writers

Paul Risacher, Normand Canac-Marquis, Roger Cantin, Danyèle Patenaude

Cast

André Sauvé, Nicholas Savard L'Herbier, Mariloup Wolfe, Sandra Oh, Ross Lynch

Producer

Marie-Claude Beauchamp

Genres

Action/Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Interest

Bullying

Original Languages

English, French

Canadian Distributor

eOne

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Mighty Jerome

Director Charles Officer
Year 2010
Run Time 84min
Genre Documentary
In 1959, at just 19 years of age, African-Canadian Harry Jerome was Canada’s most promising track and field star, on his way to the Olympics. By 1962, after a terrible leg injury, everyone feared his career was over. But Jerome was determined not to quit, starting what his coach called “the greatest comeback in track and field history.” A truly inspiring Canadian hero, Jerome kept running through years of personal, racial and political challenges, with a strength of character as impressive as his athletic ability. A deeply insightful documentary that tells the runner’s story from his early days through his sudden, tragic death, Mighty Jerome will electrify all those who appreciate stories of courage and passion.

Director

Charles Officer

Actor, writer and filmmaker Officer’s first feature, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, was nominated for 10 Genies, winning one. Officer also directed the docs Mighty Jerome, The Skin We're In, Unarmed Verses, and Invisible Essence: The Little Prince, as well as the feature Akilla's Escape, which won five CSAs. He has recently directed episodes of Coroner, and executive produced and co-directed The Porter. He’s also the executive producer of the upcoming docs The Art of Dance and Emmanuel.

Writer

Charles Officer

Cast

Nykeem Provo

Producers

Tracey Friesen, Selwyn Jacob

Genre

Documentary

Interests

Biography, BIPOC Stories, Discrimination, History, Social Justice & Politics, Sports

Original Language

English

Language Versions

EN CC, FR Subtitles

Canadian Distributor

NFB

Maurice Richard (The Rocket)

Director Charles Binamé
Year 2005
Run Time 124min
Genre Drama
The Rocket traces the meteoric rise of hockey legend Maurice Richard (Dupuis), from his humble beginnings as a Montreal machinist during the Depression to star of the Canadiens and the greatest scorer in hockey.

But this is much more than a sports movie. Director Binamé frames the story in a cultural context: It isn’t until Richard, a man of few words, begins to speak his mind about the inequalities and prejudice directed toward French Canadians that he finds his voice.

Many feel that the riots caused by Richard’s suspension in 1955 were the spark that fuelled the Quiet Revolution in Quebec. This hockey blockbuster is chock-full of heart and history.

The Rocket was nominated for 13 Genie Awards and won nine.

Director

Charles Binamé

Binamé’s Eldorado screened at the prestigious Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in 1995. He also directs for hit TV shows such as Reign, Flashpoint, Rookie Blue and Republic of Doyle. His latest film, Elephant Song, won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Writer

Ken Scott

Cast

Roy Dupuis, Julie Le Breton, Stephen McHattie, Patrice Robitaille

Producers

Daniel Louis, Denise Robert

Genre

Drama

Interests

Biography, Discrimination, History, Social Justice & Politics, Sports

Original Languages

English, French

Language Versions

EN Subtitles, FR CC

Canadian Distributors

eOne, FunFilm/Criterion

La mystérieuse mademoiselle C. (The Mysterious Miss C.)

Director Richard Ciupka
Year 2002
Run Time 108min
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
The newest supply teacher at St-Cécile Elementary School, known only as Miss C, is undeniably unusual. This was apparent from the moment she arrives at the school, soaked from head to toe while speaking to a small rock. With her boundless spirit and unparalleled imagination, Miss C. reinvigorates her class of students, and the school as a whole, by encouraging every child to embrace what makes them unique.

Based on the popular children’s book series, The Mysterious Miss C. is a fun and heartwarming story that encourages kids to be positive, to use their imagination and to discover the joy of reading.

Director

Richard Ciupka

Writer

Dominique Demers

Cast

Marie-Chantal Perron, Gildor Roy, Eve Lemieux, Benoît Brière

Producers

Jacques Bonin, Claude Veillet

Genres

Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Interest

Literary Adaptation

Original Language

French

Canadian Distributor

Christal Films

Le coq de St-Victor (The Rooster of St-Victor)

Director Pierre Greco
Year 2014
Run Time 80min
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family
In the village of St-Victor, no one needs an alarm clock because the mayor has a very punctual (and very loud!) rooster, who wakes the whole village up at 4 AM every single day. When a few tired and disgruntled villagers hatch a scheme to get rid of the rooster, the wily mayor of a neighbouring village offers to exchange his donkey for their bird.

Initially delighted, the villagers soon come to regret their choice, as St-Victor is thrown into chaos – the baker doesn’t bake, the deliveryman doesn’t deliver, and absolutely nothing is working like clockwork! Now they must come up with a new plan to rescue their trusty rooster and bring balance and prosperity back to St-Victor.

Director

Pierre Greco

Writers

Pierre Greco, Johanne Mercier

Cast

Benoît Brière, Paul Ahmarani, Anne Dorval

Producer

Nancy Savard

Genres

Animation, Comedy, Family

Interest

Family Relationships

Original Language

French

Language Versions

EN Dub, EN Subtitles, FR CC

Canadian Distributor

Attraction Distribution

Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure

Director Dominique Monfery
Year 2006
Run Time 80min
Genre Animation, Family
Franklin, a young and inquisitive turtle, finds his visit to his grandmother’s house disrupted by his new cousin Sam who he instantly butts heads with. Their rivalry is put on hold, however, when Granny Turtle becomes ill and the family bands together to care for her. When she tells the kids a story about a time capsule at Turtle Lake that she buried when she was a child, Franklin and Sam devise a plan. The two cousins set out with some friends to find the buried treasure, hoping that when she sees it again, Granny Turtle will fully recover.

Based on the popular kids TV series, Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure is a fun and exciting adventure story for young audiences.

Director

Dominique Monfery

Writer

John Van Bruggen

Cast

Louise Cheka, Kevin Sommier, Ariane Aggiage, Isabelle Volpe

Producers

Jérémie Fajner, Cynthia Taylor

Genres

Animation, Family

Interests

Family Relationships, Literary Adaptation

Original Languages

English, French

Canadian Distributor

Mars Distribution

Pippi Longstocking

Directors Michael Schaack, Clive A. Smith
Year 1997
Run Time 75min
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family

Nobody sees the world quite like Pippi Longstocking, an irrepressible and irresistible nine-year-old who also happens to be the strongest girl in the world. After travelling for years with her pirate father, Pippi settles down in a small town with her horse and her monkey, only to be rudely bothered by a meddling socialite and a couple of bumbling thieves out to get her father’s treasure. Throughout everything, Pippi’s boundless energy and wit make this a perfect story for all ages, complete with catchy musical numbers and memorable shenanigans.

Based on Astrid Lindgren’s classic novel series, Pippi Longstocking continues to charm audiences and remains a positive role model for her indomitable spirit.

Directors

Michael Schaack, Clive A. Smith

Writers

Astrid Lindgren, Catharina Stackelberg

Cast

Melissa Altro, Catherine O'Hara, Carole Pope

Producers

Waldemar Bergendahl, Michael Hirsh

Genres

Animation, Comedy, Family

Interests

Classics, Family Relationships, Literary Adaptation, Strong Female Leads

Original Language

English

Canadian Distributor

Malofilm Home Video

Pachamama

Director Juan Antin
Year 2018
Run Time 72min
Genre Action/Adventure, Animation, Family

Ten-year-old Teplupai has always wanted to be a spiritual leader, but nobody will take him seriously. When a tax collector takes away his village’s sacred treasure, he sets off on a quest to find and reclaim it. However, when he arrives in the big city, his world is forever changed as he witnesses the first arrival of Europeans to the continent, and the devastation that follows.

This beautifully animated adventure set hundreds of years ago in the Andean region is a thrilling and moving story that has resonated with young audiences around the world, and was nominated for a César award for Best Animated Film.
 

Director

Juan Antin

Writers

Christophe Poujol, Juan Antin

Producer

Didier Brunner

Genres

Action/Adventure, Animation, Family

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Global Experiences, History

Original Languages

English, French

Canadian Distributor

Maison 4:3