FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: April 5

Ricky: Three's a Crowd

Kai S. Pieck Germany 2013 88min

Original title: Ricky: Normal war gestern

In German with English subtitles
CANADIAN PREMIERE

Ten-year-old Ricky wants to be just like his older brother Micha, while Micha just wants his baby brother to get lost. Things change when the tough and headstrong Alex along with her dog move to town. Micha gets Ricky to spy on Alex for him. However, in his efforts to win Alex’s affections, Misha goes one step too far.

Themes: sibling rivalry, adventure, redemption

Recommended for ages 12+

Snap!

Thomas G. Murphy, Hilere Belgium / United Kingdom 2012 6min

Snap, a hungry young Water Haggis, feels forlorn when he can't snag as many fish as his bigger brother, but his fortunes take a tongue-in-cheek turn for the tasty when he learns new tricks from an unlikely friend. 

No dialogue.

 

Snowflake

Natalia Chemysheva Russia 2012 4min

Once a little African boy got a letter. In the letter he found a snowflake made of paper. He liked it so much that he wished to see it in reality as he wondered how the real snow looks.

The Magic Ferret

Alison Parker Canada 8min

Sam is a six-year-old orphan with a pet ferret named Booger. Sam is as cute as a button, but he just can't seem to find a family who wants him.When the newest prospective parents come to visit, Sam decides to impress them with a few magic tricks. He becomes “The Great Sambini” with Booger as his assistant. When his most amazing trick flops, Sam is deflated but not defeated, and with Booger's help he conjures up a different kind of magic.

Director Alison Parker will be in attendance along with the star of this short film, Falcor. Falcor the Ferret is a famous animal actor, best known for his work in the short film Jake & Jasper: A Ferret Tale.

Falcor the ferret

Alison Parker Vancouver-based producer and director. She began her career as a sound engineer and editor, and later began directing her own films, creating a franchise of movies featuring children and animals — specifically ferrets! Her films include Jake & Jasper: A Ferret Tale (11), which won Best Short Film at the Nevada Film Festival and the Gold Remi Award at Houston International Film Festival, and The Magic Ferret (13), which features music by pop star Selena Gomez. Parker's pet and the star of her films, Falcor the Ferret, is a professionally trained animal actor and has his own IMDb page.

Think Brilliance

Diego De La Rocha Canada 2013 1min

An idea who wants to be brilliant, but...

No dialogue.

Director Diego De La Rocha will be in attendance.

Wind

Robert Löbel Germany 2012 4min

This animated short is about the daily life of people living in a windy area helplessly exposed to the weather. However, the inhabitants have learned to deal with their difficult living conditions with a smile. 

The film is inspired by the ingenious homes of some the world’s poorest people and their ability to adapt, work, and raise families in seemingly impossible dwellings.

No dialogue.

 

 

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