Catalogue

Children

Alphée of the Stars

Alphée of the Stars

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Guidelines

Guidelines

This feature documentary explores the world of adolescence through a series of tableaux featuring rural secondary school students interacting with various authority figures as a consequence of perceived misbehaviour. Outside ...

Hi-Ho Mistahey!

Hi-Ho Mistahey!

In this feature-length documentary, Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Shannen’s Dream, a national campaign to provide equitable access to education in safe and suitable schools for First Nations ...

Hope Builders

Hope Builders

The future of the world is perhaps being played out in an elementary school in Quebec, where a teacher is implementing a new teaching method (Action Research) aimed at preparing ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Maq and the Spirit of the Woods

Maq and the Spirit of the Woods

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Noël Noël

Noël Noël

In this animated short, a misguided billionaire falls in love with Beatrice, a bespectacled fairy. But thanks to little Zoey, her dog Snooze and a blue-eyed reindeer, his eyes are ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Roses Sing on New Snow

Roses Sing on New Snow

In this animated short, Maylin cooks mouth-watering meals at her father's restaurant in Chinatown, but her father and brothers take all the credit. When a dignitary from China visits ...

A Sea Turtle Story

A Sea Turtle Story

This beautiful animated film captures the life cycle of critically endangered sea turtles. They face a treacherous journey on the beach and in the ocean—a journey filled with threats ...

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 ...

Staying Real - Teens Confront Sexual Stereotypes

Staying Real - Teens Confront Sexual Stereotypes

Preteens and teens discuss the adverse effects of the sexual stereotypes they're bombarded with. They talk about how hard it is to develop their own personality and make friends ...

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 ...

Toxic Trespass

Toxic Trespass

This feature documentary is an investigation into the effects of the chemicals we are all exposed to in our daily lives. The film begins with the filmmaker Barri Cohen’s ...

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 ...