FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: April 6

Beauty Mark

Mark Ratzlaff Canada 2012 14min

Eight-year-old Annabelle is a child beauty pageant star who is pushed to the edge and must take drastic measures to reclaim her childhood.

 

Beboon & Zigwaan

Bug O Nay Ge Shig School USA 2013 4min

Beboon & Zigwaan is a creative interpretation of the traditional story of Winter & Spring as told by Adure Jenkins 3rd grade students.

Big Trees

Ann Marie Fleming Canada 2013 13min

Based on true events, this musical tells the story of Odile and her apartment’s spectacular ocean view. How far will she go when leaves start to obscure her panorama, her light, and her happiness? A brilliant blend of stop-motion, projections and models, drawings and altered live-action transports us into this observation about human nature.

Ann Marie Fleming is an award-winning Canadian independent filmmaker, writer and artist, born in Okinawa, of Chinese and Australian parentage. Her film work incorporates various techniques: animation, documentary, experimental, dramatic, and primarily deals with themes of family, history and memory, in a continuing media critique. In 2010, Ann Marie did her first adaptation of someone else's work: an animated short based on the illustrated memoir by Bernice Eisenstein, "I Was A Child of Holocaust Survivors." It was on the TIFF "Top Ten" list of films for 2010 and won best animated film at the Reel 2 Real Youth Film Festival. Currently, Ann Marie is working on several projects: a dramatic script of the life and loves of her great grandfather, "Shanghai Follies", "Window Horses" a feature-length animated father-daughter story that involves poetry and immigrants (what else?) and takes place in Shiraz, Iran. She has recently turned this in to a graphic novel. She is also developing an urban planning app riffing on her animated musical project, "Big Trees", about real estate in Vancouver.

Ceremonial Welcome: Coast Salish Style

60min

Join us for a Tsleil-Waututh welcome blessing, and a performance by Tatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolf Pack). This portion of the day is open to the public. Select cast and crew of Shana: The Wolf's Music will be in attendance. Light snacks will be served. 

Presented with the generous support of and in partnership with the Consulate of Switzerland in Vancouver

Swiss Consulate

Photo Credit: Don Erhardt Photography (The Coastal Wolf Pack dance in 2013 at UBIAS Conference at UBC)
Image Compliments of: University-Based Institute for Advanced Study Conference at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC

Claire

Daniella Selmi Canada 2012 2min

Claire tells a story about a little girl and how the seasons change with her magical hair.

Director Daniella Selmi will be in attendance.

Daniella Selmi is a 23 years old graphic designer born in Brazil. Drawing has always been her passion. Daniella studied Graphic Design in FAAP (Brazil) for four years and then moved to Canada to study Classical and 3D Animation at Vancouver Film School. Besides animation, she makes illustrations, character design and paints.

Correcting the Chalkboard

Collectif empreintes-engage-toi Canada 5min

On a blank chalkboard, youth from Manawan rewrite the stories of their lives.

In French with English subtitles.

Crow's Nests

Elisa Chee Canada 2014 4min

When change fiercely storms the city, a weary bird is forced to search for a new form of home.

No dialogue.

Director Elisa Chee will be in attendance.

 

Dancing Cop

Kelvin Redvers Canada 2012 6min

An overzealous cop comes across what he suspects to be a shoplifter caught in the act, but the confrontation doesn’t go nearly as expected. A short film about native people, and police officers... oh, and it’s a musical.

Director Kelvin Redvers will be in attendance. 

 

Kelvin Redvers is a First Nations filmmaker born and raised in Hay River NWT. At 15 with a loan/grant from the government he started a video production company, Crosscurrent Productions. Since then, his films have gone on to win numerous national and international awards at film festivals all over the world.

Goal!

Colin Cunningham Canada 2012 4min

Dreams of World Cup glory collide with the reality of an after-school paper route for one young soccer fan.

How Agate Pass Came to Be

Longhouse Media USA 2013 2min

The creation story of Agate Pass is a powerful reminder of tribal relationships to water.

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