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Alphée of the Stars (Short Version)

Alphée of the Stars (Short Version)

Alphée has a rare genetic disorder that hampers her development. Yet she continues to defy medical expectations. When her parents intuitively reject the idea of placing her in a specialized ...

Hugo Latulippe
2013 | 52 min
Animate Everything!

Animate Everything!

Spaceships soar into space. Dots dance on a page. Rocks and twigs transform into expressive faces. Kids can easily create this kind of magic themselves, and all they require are ...

2010 | 15 min
Asthma Tech

Asthma Tech

In this animated short, young Winston, who suffers from chronic asthma, isn’t able to participate in the everyday activities of his peers and classmates. He copes with the predicament ...

Jonathan Ng
2006 | 7 min
Autism: The Road Back

Autism: The Road Back

Autism: The Road Back charts the personal journey of three families with children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It talks to parents, service providers, and experts in ...

Sharon Bartlett & Maria LeRose
2005 | 54 min
The Basketball Game

The Basketball Game

This animated short tells the story of an epic basketball game between kids attending Jewish camp and students of a notorious local Holocaust denier. Nine-year-old Hart is attending Jewish summer ...

Hart Snider
2011 | 5 min
Beauty

Beauty

Beauty explores the lives of five gender-creative kids, each uniquely engaged in shaping their own sense of what it means to be fully human. Whether it’s dealing with bullies ...

Christina Willings
2017 | 23 min
Big Drive

Big Drive

This short animation film tells the story of a family road trip across the Canadian prairies set in the 1970s. In an era before in-car movies and video games, 4 ...

Anita Lebeau
2011 | 9 min
Big Mouth

Big Mouth

This animated short tells the story of Trudy, a little girl who is equal parts truthful and rude. A bright-minded and quick-witted child, Trudy has an unfiltered and deeply curious ...

Andrea Dorfman
2012 | 8 min
Bonifacio in Summertime

Bonifacio in Summertime

Bonifacio in Summertime is an animated film for the whole family, a colourful tale that continues the adventures of Princess Molly and her three best friends. During her summer vacation ...

Pierre-Luc Granjon & Antoine Lanciaux
2011 | 26 min
Children of Soldiers

Children of Soldiers

In this documentary shot at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa during a troop deployment to Afghanistan, children and teens talk about the particular circumstances of having soldiers as parents.

Directed by ...

Claire Corriveau
2010 | 52 min
The Chinese Violin

The Chinese Violin

In this animated short, a young girl and her father move from China to Canada, bringing only their Chinese violin along for the journey. As they face the challenge of ...

Joe Chang
2002 | 8 min
Christopher Changes His Name

Christopher Changes His Name

This animated short for children tells the story of Christopher, a little boy who didn't want to be called Christopher anymore. Such a common name! When Aunty Gail from ...

Cilia Sawadogo
2000 | 6 min
Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room!

Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room!

This short animated film stars Christopher, a terrific kid with one major problem… he's messy! His shoes smell funky, his fish bowl stinks, and even the cockroaches can't ...

Vincent Gauthier
2001 | 7 min
Fair Phyllis

Fair Phyllis

Fair Phyllis affirms to all women 'You're not alone!' in the craziness of busy, multi-tasking lives--what with the demands of career, the kids or just trying to get a ...

Beth Portman
2003 | 9 min
The Friends of Kwan Ming

The Friends of Kwan Ming

This animated short tells the story of Kwan Ming, a man who left China to live and work in the New World. Once at destination, Kwan Ming and three traveling ...

Christine Amber Tang
2002 | 7 min
From Far Away

From Far Away

This short animation tells the story of Saoussan, a young girl struggling to adjust to life in Canada after being uprooted from her wartorn homeland. She has come to seek ...

Shira Avni & Serene El-haj Daoud
2000 | 6 min
The Girl Who Hated Books

The Girl Who Hated Books

This animated short about literacy introduces us to Meena, a young girl who hates books even though her parents love to read. Books are everywhere in Meena's house, in ...

Jo Meuris
2006 | 7 min
The Girls of Meru

The Girls of Meru

Over five years, acclaimed filmmaker Andrea Dorfman follows the heartbreaking yet uplifting story of the girls of Meru and their brave steps toward meaningful equality for girls worldwide.

In Kenya ...

Andrea Dorfman
2017 | 1 h 27 min
Grace, Milly, Lucy... Child Soldiers

Grace, Milly, Lucy... Child Soldiers

This feature documentary exposes the little-known tragedy of girl soldiers in Uganda. How can they learn to live normal lives again after being abducted and trained to become killing machines ...

Raymonde Provencher
2010 | 1 h 13 min
Guidelines

Guidelines

Guidelines (La marche à suivre) explores the world of adolescence through a series of tableaux that illustrate the occasionally trying existence of young people at a rural secondary school. During ...

Jean-François Caissy
2014 | 1 h 15 min
Hi-Ho Mistahey!

Hi-Ho Mistahey!

In 2010, a national movement for fairness in education for First Nations children, in safe and suitable schools, was born in the Cree community of Attawapiskat. This was Shannen’s ...

Alanis Obomsawin
2013 | 1 h 39 min
Holy Angels

Holy Angels

In 1963, Lena Wandering Spirit became one of the more than 150,000 Indigenous children who were removed from their families and sent to residential school. Jay Cardinal Villeneuve’s ...

Jay Cardinal Villeneuve
2017 | 13 min
Hope Builders

Hope Builders

This feature documentary zooms in on a Grade 6 class in Quebec where a teacher is implementing an experimental teaching method aimed at preparing children to take up environmental challenges ...

Fernand Dansereau
2010 | 1 h 29 min
It's a Girl's World

It's a Girl's World

It's a Girl's World takes us inside the tumultuous relationships of a clique of popular 10-year-old girls. Playground bullying captured on camera shows a disturbing picture of how ...

Lynn Glazier
2004 | 52 min
Jaime Lo, Small and Shy

Jaime Lo, Small and Shy

In this animated short, Jaime Lo's father is sent to Hong Kong for a year-long work assignment. A shy Chinese-Canadian girl, Jaime Lo must use her creativity to cope ...

Lillian Chan
2006 | 7 min
Kali the Little Vampire

Kali the Little Vampire

This animated short tells the story of Kali, a young vampire who suffers from not being able to live in the light. Living in the shadows and inspiring fear, he ...

Regina Pessoa
2012 | 9 min
Kids Talkin'About Death

Kids Talkin'About Death

Kids Talkin' About Death is an insightful look into how kids see and interpret death, from the loss of a parent to helping a grieving friend. Candid, charming and astute ...

Sue Huff
2005 | 19 min
Land of the Heads

Land of the Heads

This animated short tells the tale of a vampire forced go out every night to separate children from their heads. The reason? His vain wife wants to replace her wrinkled ...

Cédric Louis & Claude Barras
2009 | 6 min
Léon in Wintertime

Léon in Wintertime

In this short puppet animation we meet Léon, an 8-year-old adopted bear suffering from an identity crisis. The distraught cub runs away from home in wintertime and embarks on many ...

Pierre-Luc Granjon & Pascal Le Nôtre
2007 | 27 min
Lights for Gita

Lights for Gita

This animated short is the story of Gita, an 8-year-old girl who can't wait to celebrate Divali - the Hindu festival of lights - in her new home in Canada. But ...

Michel Vo
2001 | 7 min
Little Big Girls

Little Big Girls

In this feature documentary, director Hélène Choquette sheds light on the phenomenon of early-onset puberty in girls. Today, it isn't unusual to see the earliest signs of puberty in ...

Hélène Choquette
2014 | 52 min
The Magic of Anansi

The Magic of Anansi

This animated short tells the story of Anansi, a little spider who is tired of being snubbed by other the jungle animals, especially Mr. Tiger. As Anansi plots and schemes ...

Jamie Mason
2001 | 6 min
Maq and the Spirit of the Woods

Maq and the Spirit of the Woods

This animated short tells the story of Maq, a Mi'kmaq boy who realizes his potential with the help of inconspicuous mentors. When an elder in the community offers him ...

Phyllis Grant
2006 | 8 min
Mind Me Good Now!

Mind Me Good Now!

In this animated short 2 children, Tina and Dalby, disobey their mama with almost tragic consequences. Having strayed away from home, they run afoul of a local "cocoya," a wicked ...

Chris Cormier & Derek Cummings
2005 | 8 min
Molly in Springtime

Molly in Springtime

It’s carnival in Balthasarville and the scoundrel Bonifacio is scheming to overthrow Léon and become King Quack. But he’s outsmarted by Molly Gingerbread and her friend Hedgehog, who ...

Pierre-Luc Granjon
2009 | 27 min
The Necktie

The Necktie

A mixture of puppet and hand-drawn animation, The Necktie is the story of Valentin and his quest to find meaning in his life. Stuck in a dead-end job, he has ...

Jean-François Lévesque
2008 | 12 min
Oma's Quilt

Oma's Quilt

This animated short tells the story of Oma, who is moving from her house on Maple Street where she lived most of her life to a senior's residence where ...

Izabela Bzymek
2007 | 12 min
Poppety in the Fall

Poppety in the Fall

In this animated short, a terrible curse deprives Balthasar’s kingdom of its stories. Taking the unicorn’s horn back into The Belly of the Earth is the solution. Poppety ...

Antoine Lanciaux & Pierre-Luc Granjon
2012 | 27 min
Private Eyes

Private Eyes

This 3D stereoscopic animation tells the story of Matthew, a boy who is never afraid of the dark. Since he's been in darkness all his life, Matthew has eyes ...

Nicola Lemay
2011 | 14 min
Roses Sing on New Snow

Roses Sing on New Snow

In this animated short, based on a story by Paul Yee, Maylin cooks mouth-watering meals at her father's restaurant in Chinatown, but her father and brothers take all the ...

Yuan Zhang
2002 | 7 min
A Sea Turtle Story

A Sea Turtle Story

This animated short chronicles the life cycle of the critically endangered sea turtle. Capturing the beauty of the ecosystems that sea turtles inhabit, the film is ideal for all audiences ...

Kathy Shultz
2012 | 9 min
Sexy Inc. Our Children Under Influence

Sexy Inc. Our Children Under Influence

Sophie Bissonnette's documentary analyzes the hypersexualization of our environment and its noxious effects on young people. Psychologists, teachers and school nurses criticize the unhealthy culture surrounding our children, where ...

Sophie Bissonnette
2007 | 35 min
Staying Real - Teens Confront Sexual Stereotypes

Staying Real - Teens Confront Sexual Stereotypes

A documentary geared to 11 to 13-year-olds in which preteens and teens discuss the adverse effects of the sexual stereotypes they're bombarded with. They talk about how hard it ...

Sophie Bissonnette
2010 | 24 min
Sunday

Sunday

This Oscar®-nominated animated short is a magical tale about life as seen through the eyes of a child. In keeping with their Sunday tradition, after mass a family flocks ...

Patrick Doyon
2011 | 9 min
Toxic Trespass

Toxic Trespass

In Toxic Trespass, intrepid filmmaker Barri Cohen launches an investigation into the effects of the chemical soup around us. She starts with her 10-year-old daughter, whose blood carries carcinogens like ...

Barri Cohen
2007 | 52 min
Tzaritza

Tzaritza

This animated short by Theodore Ushev combines warmth, humour and magic in a story about a young girl who misses her grandmother. When Lili finds a tzaritza (magic shell) along ...

Theodore Ushev
2006 | 7 min