Short Film Program: Made in BC

Sunday, April 6 | 3:00 PM | VANCITY THEATRE

This program offers documentary, animation and live-action films from the best and brightest of British Columbia’s vibrant film community. There’s something for everyone here: folk music, legends, religion and fairy tales.

TICKETS: $9 adult; $6 child, youth, senior

Beauty Mark

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.


Big Trees

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.


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

Director Daniella Selmi will be in attendance.

Crow's Nests

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

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. 



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

The Missing Scarf

A black comedy exploring some of life's common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei.

Whispers of Life

When disruptive and threatening bullies interrupt Tom's after-school safe haven, Charles, a stranger, actively uses Tom's imagination to challenge the gay teenager's thoughts of suicide.

Director Florian Halbedl will be in attendance.

Producer Joshua M. Ferguson will be in attendance.


Yellow Sticky Notes: Canadian Anijam

A roster of artists displays the full spectrum of Canadian animation talent as each animates a single diary entry using nothing other than a black marker and some yellow sticky notes. 

Featuring animation from the original Anijam creator Marv Newland along with Oscar® winners Alison Snowden and David Fine and Academy® Award nominees Cordell Barker, Janet Perlman, Chris Hinton, and Paul Driessen. For the film, animators were asked to self-reflect through animation on personal and global events that impacted one day of their lives. Each of the animators created their sequences independent of knowing what the other participants were creating. Starting with a 'to do' list written on the day of a life-altering event, the animators transitioned from text to imagery by utilizing 'animation meditation' to create a visual animated poem representing how their lives were affected by that pivotal day. In the end, the thousands of sticky note drawings link together to create a dynamic and inspirational animated film that connects the human spirit while celebrating individual artistic expression with the goal of inspiring future generations of animators.