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Every child in Taiwan has to go through 9 years of compulsory education, and many of them have struggled in the system. But can it be done differently? RenWen (Humanity) is a Taiwan alternative junior high school where test scores and rankings don’t exist, students are encouraged to explore and learn at their own pace and according to their own interests. However, to further their studies, RenWen students eventually have to take a standardized admission test, the BCT, which will direct them to different schools and life tracks based on their scores. Will the RenWen students be changed by this testing system? To find out the answer, director Adler Yang made the documentary If There Is A Reason To Study to record the struggles and changes of his fellow schoolmates.
Yu-Xuan and Pei-Ling are both interested in art but believed getting into top universities is the only
way to success. Xing-Hao, who loves music and intended to pursue it, was lost seeing his mentor
gave up his dream to become a salary man. Li-Ann, with multiple talents including robotics, 3D
animation and music, became complacent with his success in the test and abandoned his interests.
When director Adler registered for the test to find out why everyone is so obsessed, he also got
trapped in the system…

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Sep-22-2017, 6:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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A popular Korean opera singer started the Banana Children’s Choir in Pune, India. His quick temper earned him a nick-name ‘Angry Bird.’ Frustrated by the lack of support from the parents, the Angry Bird decides to train the parents to sing for a joint concert with their children. Probably the toughest challenge of his life. A journey full of tears and laughters.

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Sep-24-2017, 2:00 pm at North York Civic Centre
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Vilde (12 ) wants to be the first female ‘Halling’ folk dance champion. A traditional dance for men only. Her greatest challenge isn’t the competition – she’s convinced that her strength and passion for dance and life are helping her beloved grandfather to win his fight against cancer. A beautifully crafted portrait of two generations of sports champs and a affectionate/loving grandfather-grandchild bond.

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Sep-22-2017, 8:00 am at York Civic Centre
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Few days before Epiphany, Antonio and Carmen read the letter that their son has written to the three Wise Men. A very special gift on the list of the child will test the convictions and love of the parents.

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Sep-24-2017, 12:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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The character of Dumpy Toys tells us the story of two twins, Jimmy and Eliot, both children of a king and a queen. The king, ill, before dying, leaves all his power to Eliot... leaving Jimmy at the mercy of his brother.
However, destiny... will lead Jimmy into an exemplary story !

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Sep-23-2017, 4:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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What would life be like for a man that is just 15 cm tall ?
The answer is to be found in each episode of this series. Our little friend is a formal, serious and calm man who tries to live in the real world without realizing how small he is. As he can’t see his limitations, his attitude is always dignified and he keeps persevering to live in a world in which he doen’t seem to fit.

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Sep-22-2017, 10:00 am at York Civic Centre
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There is something about the nanny....

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Sep-22-2017, 10:00 am at York Civic Centre
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Two siblings, Javier (11) and Laura (9), play with a globe ball. Each time one catches it, he or she must randomly point out a country. The place pointed will be their next destination- according to the rules of the game they have invented.

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Sep-24-2017, 11:00 am at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Based on the true life story of California gymnast Ariana Berlin. As she zoned in on her Olympic goals, 14 year old Ariana Berlin's life took a sharp turn when she was involved in a debilitating car accident. Gaining her confidence and movement back through learning hip hop dance, she unexpectedly found herself called back to the gymnastics world thanks to world renowned UCLA Coach Valorie Kondos Field. With Val's help, Ariana was eventually able to secure a spot on the UCLA gymnastics team and win an NCAA championship, a lifelong goal that she had always dreamed of. This is a wonderfully inspiring story of persistence, confidence, and the heart and courage to make a somewhat impossible comeback in life.

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Sep-22-2017, 6:00 pm at North York Civic Centre
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A small child with a fear of monsters at bed-time asks her mum to check the bedroom before she can go to sleep, her mother unwittingly finds one.

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Sep-22-2017, 12:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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A young mime and a fledgling Indian meet in the forest and spend some time together.

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Sep-24-2017, 4:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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The Mongolian people from long ago have had a tradition of three cultural games that have always been around during the time of festivities. Mongolian wrestling, racing horses and archery were among the three traditional games. This story will focus on the horse racing tradition. The town's best horse race trainer Bold, has many people gathered at his house for a special announcement. Bold begins to brag about his horses and skills and how no one in town is better than him. Bold begins to talk about his most prized horse, the brown steed that still has yet to find its rider. After hearing this the townspeople recommend Dambii's eldest son Dorj to be the rider. Upon hearing this Boldoo decides to ask Dambii's son Dorj to be the rider for his horse. Dambii lives with his wife, Dolgor and three sons, Dorj (12 yrs old), Byambaa (8 yrs old) Nanzaa (4 yrs old) in the vast countryside in Mongolia. All of Dambii's sons have a knack for the horse. When Bold recruites Dambii's eldest son his middle son Byambaa gets angry that he wasn't chosen to ride. When Byambaa gets angry that he wasn't chosen he storms off.

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Sep-24-2017, 2:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Kinexis is a very peculiar superhero who can’t
manage to have his powers under control. Thus
he needs help from the Lab Superheroes children
in order to stop evil Metamórfico -who takes
many forms to attack the city. Along with the aid
of famous Argentine film directors, actors,
screenwriters, musicians and cartoon
animators, each episode delivers a master class
where kids create a new animated character
whose skills are aimed at defeating the ever
changing Metamórfico.

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Sep-24-2017, 4:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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A fairy tale film about the metamorphoses of a child, reacting to each glance with a magic whirlwind, which changes its gender – from a boy it becomes a girl and vice versa. While looking for a solution, the family of this peculiar child meets a family of gypsy-sorcerers. Their abilities are concentrated in their daughter Lily. She makes an extraordinary sacrifice in the name of love.

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Sep-23-2017, 12:00 am at North York Civic Centre
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In this story, two unlike women - one young and one old - meet on a deserted country road. Both have given up hope to find their place in this world. Only an accident, a man-sized Teddy-bear, a partnerless toad and a hit over the head makes them realize that the other woman has their dream-job.
Frog jumping with obstacles is a story about finding ones purpose in life, the chance to make a difference in this world and last but not least about the role of elderly people in our aging society. It is also a story about letting go and finding one's full potential where it might be least expected.
This short comedy was filmed over several weeks, with a one-man team, entirely with an iPhone and an anamorphic lens to ensure a cinematic widescreen look.

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Sep-22-2017, 4:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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14-year-old Emma struggles to hide her alopecia, a condition of rapid, unpredictable hair loss. Fighting a futile battle against her changing appearance, her only hope is acceptance.

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Sep-22-2017, 2:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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The Children of the Noon deals with the universal subject of life. The time passes marked out by daily activities for the group of children and teenagers in the orphanage in Nchiru, the small Kenyan village. Soon emerges how orphan condition and genteel poverty they share are not the only problems that unite them and determine their days. A sudden death of one of them breaks the narrative rhythm and changes all points of view intertwining a dense web of pains and joys, friendships and hopes.

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Sep-22-2017, 2:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Two siblings share a bedroom, one half of the room is blue and the other one is pink. The sister has toys and clothes that the brother is rather fond of and one day when he puts his sisters dress on, he feels something.

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Sep-24-2017, 4:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Féno, a twelve years old boy is on the verge of losing his sight. Zouzou, his adventurous friend pushes him to live a forbidden experience before he becomes blind. They go to a cabaret, where they get separated and Feno ends up in the fitting room of one of the sexiest show girls. There, he sees her in many ways, before leaving with a memory that makes his vision loss just a little bit easier.

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Sep-22-2017, 2:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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Synopsis - English: Back in the late 70's, somewhere behind the iron curtain, a young boy experiences the gloomy and strict life of a pioneer camp. Galambos, whose name means «pigeon», is a naive teenager, strongly influenced by his father's fascination for Native Americans. His imaginary world contrasts with the reality of communist everydays. He is waiting for his father to return.

Synopsis - French: Vers la fin des années 1970, quelque part derrière le rideau de fer, un jeune garçon subit le quotidien morne et rigide d'un camp de pionniers. Galambos, don't le nom signifie «pigeon», est un pré-adolescent naïf, très influencé par la fascination de son père pour les Indiens d'Amérique. Son monde imaginaire contraste avec la réalité de la Hongrie communiste. Il attend le retour de son père.

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Sep-24-2017, 12:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Ghislaine dances on the roof, Kamel dresses himself up and Salomon lies to his brother. Together, they describes a social housing project, a Republic made up of enchanters.

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Sep-22-2017, 10:00 am at York Civic Centre
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Sperone district, Palermo.
In the hot summer of the city there are live concerts in the streets, karaoke contests and neighborhood parties starring the Neapolitan singers of neomelodic music.
Always present at every event, the family Maniscalco daydreams of a future as an artist for their little son Vincenzo.
Six years old, the child seems to have already clear his own future and performs on stage imitating the movements of his music idol Mimmo Fini. "The Songs – Le Canzoni" is a story of easy dreams and naive illusions, where bitterness and hope are mixed in a whirlwind journey in the extreme suburb of Palermo, where the desire for redemption of an entire family is substantiated in the voice of a clumsy child and his only song: "I fell in love".

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Sep-22-2017, 2:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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Sebastian, a 12-year-old boy, takes us to discover Toconao, village in northern Chile, isolated between the volcanoes on the high plateaus of the Andes Mountains and the Atacama desert, in one of the most arid regions on the planet.

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Sep-24-2017, 4:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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“On Wheels” is a road movie, a coming of age drama, aimed at a young audience. Lucas, a 13-year-old boy, is wheelchair bound after suffering an accident. Laís, a 12-year-old girl, helps her mother selling breakfast at a truck stop, in the small town where they live. The girl would love to meet her father, a truck driver who left when she was a child and never returned. Laís and Lucas become friends in school, and when she finds out where her father might be, the two set off on a trip.

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Sep-23-2017, 12:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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Swedish cheerleader Ruth has been selected for the competing team within the club “Twisters”. She loves cheerleading for its physical demands and great team spirit, but struggles with prejudices toward her sport. Ruth's family is ambivalent towards her choice of sport, but fully support her on her way to the national championships.

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Sep-22-2017, 8:00 am at York Civic Centre
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A grandfather and his granddaughter spend a pleasant afternoon fishing.

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Sep-24-2017, 11:00 am at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Lullaby film "The Little Boat"

A lullaby is for all sleepers, but especially for non-sleepers who do not like to sleep or to take a nap.

A lullaby will make children yawn and fall asleep. 'The Little Boat' brings them to the ocean of dreams ... There is already a little white kitten and she is dreaming... that she is somewhere else…

The evening blurs the contours of the room. The night paints the walls a sky blue colour with bright stars and moon.

Floor waves like an ocean. Under the chair a forgotten slipper floats with the ocean flow. It appears that there are four unusual sailors on board...

The lullaby film combines live images of kittens with animated characters. The whole dream atmosphere is created by children's drawings and craftwork.
The Lullaby is based on the poem "The Little Boat" by Daniil Charms.

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Sep-22-2017, 10:00 am at York Civic Centre
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Tupelo, Mississippi, 1946. To celebrate his eleventh birthday, a MOTHER takes her SON to the local hardware store to get his present, where a .22 rifle catches his attention. With the mother unamused, a helpful STORE WORKER must offer an alternative...

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Sep-23-2017, 2:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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Happy-go-lucky by day, a young boy is haunted by the sounds of monsters footsteps in his room when the lights go out...until he discovers the source of the footsteps.

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Sep-24-2017, 4:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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On the birthday of the youngest, two brothers run away to play Indians… for real!

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Sep-24-2017, 11:00 am at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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13 year old Parsa has inherited a big bankrupt chocolate factory. He tries to set the factory up to working with the help of his friends, but there are obstacles in this way,

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Sep-22-2017, 4:00 pm at North York Civic Centre
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Fabrizio, Dante and Roberto are 13 or 14 years old.
They live in Z.E.N., Zona Espansione Nord, the slum neighborhood of Palermo.
Away from the adults, who are they?
The unwritten laws of the ghetto produce solitude, disorientation and privation.
But the three kids do not rise up: their friendship becomes their gentle strenght and their natural safe haven.
When Fabrizio is alone with Aurora, his friend or maybe girlfriend, he experiences the first sudden sparkles of his teenage years.
His awkward age isolates him and protects him.
In couples, or small groups, they build up their own private worlds, sometimes shown, sometimes hidden, always fed by their emotions and their bodies.
Their bodies as a starting point, a return point, their sole point of reference.
Then highschool is over, and they have to invent, all by themselves, a possibile future.

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Sep-22-2017, 4:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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There are great expectations upon south african BMX rider Anita and the pressure grows with popularity in the local media. As she’s entering her teenage years, her priorities start to shift and cause frictions with her team. She struggles to see herself as a future champion and act like one.

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Sep-22-2017, 8:00 am at York Civic Centre
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Kunal’s (14 age ) birth mother is died, now he (Kunal) is living with his new step mother ( Payal), but he cant see her (Payal) as his mother, but they both (Payal & Kunal) care for each other.

Payal (23 age) got forcefully married to Yashwant (40 age), she (Payal) sacrificed her whole life for becomes Yashwants wife but Yashwant does not treat her as his wife , because Yashwant still stucked in his past,

So Kunal , Payal and Yashwant all are fighting for there existence.

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Sep-22-2017, 12:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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Paatshala (school) is a story of hope, friendship, and the courage to follow ones dream. Uprooted from his home, 10-year old Manik struggles to build a new life in the city. He soon realises that getting an education is the only way of overcoming the clear divide between the rich and the poor. With the help of a 8-year old girl, Chumki, and a bagful of magic tricks, Manik sets out to fulfil his dreams of joining the local school. This film follows him as he uses discipline, hard work and self-confidence to make a remarkable journey from the dusty slum streets to the classroom.

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Sep-23-2017, 2:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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Aami and Taami are best friends living next to each other. Every day of their lives are filled with interesting events and adventures. Their friendship can defeat any obstacles and leads to turning the impossible into reality. Friends solve small yet difficult tasks in a fun and simple ways. Strong friendship helps the two to overcome any adventure set on their way

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Sep-24-2017, 10:00 am at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Main logline of the movie is "You can't win others when you can't win yourself ".
This film is based on a real life events of Sumiya Dorjsuren who competes in the 57 kg and ranks world number one judoka according to the Olympic ranking qualification in Rio Olympics 2016.
She was born in a herder family in Baruunturuun soum in the Uvs province, west of Mongolia. When she was 7 years old, her mother who was expecting her fourth baby, lost her life due to a heart failure and Sumiya Dorjsuren left with her father along with 2 siblings who aged 5 and 3. Her father re-married soon and she could not accept her stepmother so she moved to her aunt's place. At that time, she watched judo for the first time and decided to pursue judo.
Her father moved to Ulaanbaatar city with the family and opened a small tire shop and got in so much debt in order to send S.Dorjsuren for Judo Competition for Teenagers in 2009 in Paris, France. Unfortunately she lost the game but she never gave up and competed in Chinggis World Cup and won silver medal.
In 2012, she lost in the London Olympics due to knee injury. In 2015, she won bronze medal at the World Championships in Astana even though she had a chest injury.
The film has attracted many actual life events of Sumiya Dorjsuren including happy and sad moments but it will conclude with her competing in the Olympics and hoping that she'd be successful.
The message we try to deliver by this film is to show a real life of athletes and their physical and mental struggles and what they go through to be successful for viewers, especially Mongolian younger generations.

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Sep-23-2017, 10:00 am at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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The daily life of a daydreaming little girl, Bahar, and her persistent efforts to discover the world so she can experience life with all its sweetness and bitterness in her own way. Bahar loves reading books and this makes the hardness of her life and the world around her to tolerate. She distorts the folk stories and mixes with the events; her life concurs with two turning points in the temporary history of Iran, the revolution and the war. Though these events are marginal in Bahar’s imaginative world, but the war with its absolute certainty, imposes its reality on the unruly imagination of the little girl.

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Sep-22-2017, 10:00 am at North York Civic Centre
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An ordinary class with ordinary children and an ordinary teacher. Or maybe not? The lives of Mr Frans’ (Jeroen Spitzenberger) pupils are turned upside down when they discover that their teacher sometimes turns into a frog. This is very inconvenient, as the new and very strict headmaster Stork (Paul R. Kooij) would like to see the enthusiastic, but slightly chaotic Mr Frans leave as soon as possible.
Sita (Yenthe Bos), whose mother Cecile (Georgina Verbaan) runs an animal shelter, is very fond of Mr Frans. Together with her classmate Wouter (Bobby van Vleuten), she does everything she can to protect her favourite teacher. Especially when they discover that as a frog, Frans is extremely vulnerable and runs great risks in the grown-up world and even in nature, which is not free from danger either. And there is one very cunning stork he has to watch out for in particular...

Mr Frog is based on the successful children’s book of the same name, written by Paul van Loon.

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Sep-22-2017, 2:00 pm at North York Civic Centre
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In 2000, Egon the young prince of the Kingdom of Letonia spends his time playing drums and making pictures. He has only one thing in mind: go into the Kingdom of Kentz, where the time has stood still since 19th century, find the Sleeping Beauty and break the spell. But his father, the King, doesn’t believe in fairy tales and will do everything to stop him. With the help of Maggie Jerkins, a mysterious Unesco archaeo-logist, Egon will carry out his plan.

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Sep-22-2017, 8:00 am at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Mathieu, a waiter at the Abbaye's restaurant, will have to face the worst client he has ever been able to serve.

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Sep-24-2017, 12:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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The film is based on the award winning novel titled ‘Pinti ka Sabun’ (Pinti’s soap) written by Sanjay Khati.

It‘s a sensitive and delightful story of a economically depraved yet revel in their humble surrounding group of characters living along the mountain valleys in lush Uttarakhand that has never seen soap.

Pinti Ka Sabun is a story about a twelve year old carefree boy Lalit. He stays in a village that has never seen soap. See how things around him change when he gets soap.

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Sep-24-2017, 8:00 am at North York Civic Centre
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Happy-go-lucky Ishu’s world in a remote, tribal village in Assam, Northeastern India, revolves around his friends or Bhalu, his pet puppy. His days are spent with them, and with his favourite Ambika “Jethi” (aunt) . But one day, this happy world of Ishu turns topsy turvy as the village “Bej” (quack), in a conspiracy hatched with Ishu’s another Jethi Bhadreswari, declares Ambika as a witch. Beaten up by the mob and her house burnt down, Ambika vanishes, and no one seems to know where she is. Will Ishu be able to find her? What happened to Ambika?

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Sep-23-2017, 8:00 am at North York Civic Centre
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Five kids gather to honor a recently departed friend. Each one of them have memories to share, but only of them dare to tell the truth.

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Sep-22-2017, 12:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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Three friends, addicted to scratch cards, are forced to quit cold turkey.

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Sep-24-2017, 12:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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A father, a son and ice hockey as passion, but a harsh reality to face.

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Sep-24-2017, 4:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Benjy measured his success based on his proudly build empire of wealth.
His poor childhood led him to an obsessed dedication to his company keeping him away from his family.
Little does he know, his wealth and power is about to turn on him.
His family leaves him, and what seemed to be so important all of sudden means nothing now.
Flashback of his childhood is what will bring into a reality of what really matters.

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Sep-22-2017, 12:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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The life of the 7-year-old Milica changes drastically when her grandmother falls seriously ill. Milica’s uncle, Goran, is to bring her to Germany, but due to the strict border regulations, Milica will have to pass as Goran’s son and use his passport. Milica is against this plan and Goran will have to find a way to gain the Milica’s trust.

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Sep-24-2017, 11:00 am at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Kelileh and Demneh are two young jackals affected by the excessive hunting going on in the jungle. When they get older, Kelileh narrates the story of those difficult days, when the greed and disloyalty of some of the animals to the lion king almost resulted in famine. The drama starts in the middle of a rainy night when the horrified owl pays a visit to the king of the jungle to report about the excessive hunting he had witnessed.

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Sep-23-2017, 8:00 am at York Civic Centre
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Using a colorful mix of animation and live action, this episode of “Shimajiro: A world of WOW!” conveys a variety of facts about dinosaurs. The episode is structured so that children are first introduced to the latest dinosaur research by an actual scientist, whose explanations are fleshed out immediately afterwards in an easily digestible and understandable format—an animated short featuring the popular character Shimajiro and his friends. Later segments include a song that uses elements of jazz and hip-hop to convey the thrill of visiting museums, a song about being chased by a variety of prehistoric creatures that features catchy choreography, and hidden object games that help the children learn dinosaur names—to be played with their parents. The final segment features several preschool children who gain a firsthand understanding of how big dinosaurs were by creating a full-scale 2D tyrannosaur out of cardboard pieces.

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Sep-22-2017, 8:00 am at York Civic Centre
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A teenager named Hadi lives in a small garden with his family in the surroundings of the desert. The garden is drying up as its water way has been destroyed by the railway expansion project. Hadi attempts to preserve the only memory his mother has left behind. He hopes that his younger sister, Houra, who has become ill and refuses to talk after their mother’s death, will recover soon.

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Sep-23-2017, 10:00 am at North York Civic Centre
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Sperone district, Palermo.
In the hot summer of the city there are live concerts in the streets, karaoke contests and neighborhood parties starring the Neapolitan singers of neomelodic music.
Always present at every event, the family Maniscalco daydreams of a future as an artist for their little son Vincenzo.
Six years old, the child seems to have already clear his own future and performs on stage imitating the movements of his music idol Mimmo Fini. "The Songs – Le Canzoni" is a story of easy dreams and naive illusions, where bitterness and hope are mixed in a whirlwind journey in the extreme suburb of Palermo, where the desire for redemption of an entire family is substantiated in the voice of a clumsy child and his only song: "I fell in love".

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Sep-23-2017, 2:00 pm at North York Civic Centre
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4 School friends teens caught in a tangled game of Sorceress and Witches from other worlds.

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Sep-23-2017, 10:00 am at York Civic Centre
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Children are not allowed to attend a wedding reception and they are sent to a cottage at the end of the garden. The children find out that the hosts are drug dealers so they decide to disrupt the wedding ceremony and then the adventures begin…

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Sep-23-2017, 4:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Alba is eleven years. One afternoon, her mother is admitted in the hospital and she must move to live with Igor, a father whom she barely knows. Igor's attempts to get close to Alba, school girls, her first kiss, are stimuli that mark her entry into adolescence and acceptance of her family.

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Sep-24-2017, 8:00 am at York Civic Centre
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A unique inside to the life of a 4-year-old. Filled with emtoions, stories and real everyday life. The short documentary is an investigation of the humanmind, and a quest to seek knowledge from children, and learn from the simplest form of existence.

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Sep-24-2017, 12:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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What would you risk to save the greatest friend you’ve ever had?

When ten-year-old Justin is doomed to be at a cottage for the summer with a sister he can’t stand, a brother who won’t leave him alone and a father who ignores him, he is sure to have the worst summer of his life. But then, something extraordinary happens; something you have to see to believe....

Justin braves the woods in search of the unthinkable – an eight-foot creature walking on two legs. Then, in a moment that leaves him breathless, all doubt is gone. Bigfoot is real. The mysterious creature has saved his life!

In an effort to be his friend, Justin not only discovers this “monster” is a gentle giant but he is in danger of the forest's most villainous predator: Man. Now, Justin must find the courage to stop those bigger than him in order to help the friend he loves, even if that means risking his own life.

In a heartwarming tale of friendship between a little boy and a legendary creature, a sworn promise to save the endangered Bigfoot brings a family together. Experience the incredible story of an unforgettable union, an unbreakable vow and a bond that makes the unlikely, heroes.

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Sep-24-2017, 4:00 pm at North York Civic Centre
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Story of a small town girl Anushka , a tennis player pushed to the limits by her father , who goes on to turn the tables on her far more fancied opponents from Delhi and does her city and her FATHER proud.

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Sep-22-2017, 12:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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10 year old Mo & 13 year old Melody seek the help of their father’s dear friend, scientist & explorer Professor Shonku to find their missing father left earlier on a quest in search of the unicorn. En route they experience fantastical exploits & adventures that take them into opulent depths of the Himalayas, which are aided by a trail of clues.

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Sep-22-2017, 6:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Dani and Martina live with their mother in a modest neighborhood. Dani never sees her mother have dinner, but he already knows how to make her mother have dinner every night ....

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Sep-24-2017, 12:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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In a refugee camp in the Sahara desert lives a deaf boy who wish to learn how to write. Welcome to Kori and his best friend the camel Caramel's silent world.

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Sep-22-2017, 10:00 am at York Civic Centre
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In a seemingly idyllic Cypriot village, twelve-year-old Socrates’ careless summer days of riding his bike and tantalizing the local residents come to an abrupt end when he finds himself at the center of a murder investigation, which exposes a dark family secret and changes his life forever. 

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Sep-22-2017, 8:00 am at North York Civic Centre
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Gosha, a clever and inquisitive boy from a small town, and Katya, a girl from Moscow, who is friend, together crack the case of a burglary at the Museum of Local History. According to legend, the medallion stolen from the museum holds the key to finding treasures that were hidden by the White Knight. Not long before the museum was robbed, a traveling circus just happened to come to town.

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Sep-23-2017, 8:00 am at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Imagine a world where a band of tiny musicians follow you and play a soundtrack for your life – communicating your emotions, fears and hopes. In this beautifully harmonious world lives elderly Vernon; a lonely man whose crippling shyness causes his orchestral musicians to perform terribly out of tune.

When Vernon and his little band fall for their new next door neighbour and her classical ensemble, they find themselves presented with perhaps their last chance at happiness - a chance to strike a chord and play in harmony. But first they must confront their stage fright.

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Sep-24-2017, 12:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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The film “Bobo's Metamorphoses“ tells the story of a boy turned into a fly as punishment for his laziness. On his way, he meets a spider. As they talk, he realizes that even the tiniest being has a role to perform. The world seen from the perspective of a little flying creature is completely different than the world viewed with the eyes of a boy. A fly, for instance, must be careful of all the animals bigger than itself. The fairy gives Bobo a red hat as a sign that he is a transformed human and may not be hurt. Bobo’s sudden change of perspective from which he observes the world changes his attitude to reality.

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Sep-22-2017, 4:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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GABY ESTRELLA, a girl of 15 years, lives her dream of being a famous professional singer, but she has no time for her family and friends. Also, Gaby is threatened with her career, especially now that the owner of the record label presses to build a stronger image on social networks. In between, she is forced to return to the family farm because her grandmother is sick. Now Gaby needs to embark on an adventure to rediscover her essence once again.

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Sep-24-2017, 10:00 am at York Civic Centre
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Survival, clash and symbiosis go side by side; all accompanied by bursts of joy and pain as a result of man’s internal need to find and exaggerate differences when similarities are obviously greater.

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Sep-24-2017, 12:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Mapa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaG29Kp3n3s

Malalhue: Republica Independiente.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p25-aIBuSbQ

Plan de escape
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPFXi9nCIDM

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Sep-24-2017, 4:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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In order to get to her school, a little girl has to pass through a hole in a big wall. One day while she is going back home from school she finds this hole closed and gets stuck on the other end of the wall.

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Sep-22-2017, 4:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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On the frozen steppe of Mongolia people‘s lives are at the mercy of the seasons and unexpected events, while nature dictates the rules of their nomadic lifestyles. After winter kills hoards of his parents‘livestock, 11-year old Sukhbat has to leave school, move back home and support the family. When given the responsibility by his father to tame a wild horse in a bid to win a regional race, he has to face a life ruled by unforgiving nature and tradition. No one remains unscathed after being confronted by the power of the steppe.GER

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Sep-23-2017, 2:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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A group of robot friends gather every afternoon to play football at the robotic forest of the city. Every day, they wait anxiously the time to get together again. The play football matches and live them as great challenges, practicing and studying their moves, imitating the adults. They also argue, compete and become friends again, enjoying their funny ideas, living every situation with laughs and humour.

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Sep-24-2017, 4:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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One hundred years ago, in a valley in the Pas, Cantabria, they are preparing to celebrate a particular entrance to the new year.

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Sep-22-2017, 10:00 am at York Civic Centre
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Summer in a small town at the foot of the mountains. Two young boys wander, apparently aimlessly, through deserted streets, a sunny countryside and disused industrial warehouses. They want to escape monotony through discovery and imagination, in pursuit of adventure.
A summer without beginning or without an end, where a journey through the fascinating transition from childhood to adolescence becomes a portrait of an age and a place; perhaps an excuse for the director to revisit the places of his childhood: the amorphous nature transformed into an industrial suburb, despised yet a few years later loved. The two protagonists are the filter through which the author rediscovers the places where he grew up and returns them to the audience, via the body and imagination of the two boys, in a continuous exchange between reality and imagination.

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Sep-22-2017, 4:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Guigo (12 yrs) is in love with Sabrina (12 yrs), with whom he chats on his mobile phone. His parents are divorced. One day, Guigo and his friend Tulio (12 yrs) go on a camping trip with his father, Roberto (42 yrs), and his friend, Paulo (35 yrs), to a ranch. The fishing activities should work just fine, except that they don’t have internet coverage. The lack of communication with the outside world leaves Guigo anxious and restless. Beyond that, Guigo has to deal with the fact that Paulo is actually his father’s boyfriend.

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Sep-23-2017, 4:00 pm at North York Civic Centre
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The parents of the children in class 6A have gathered for a crisis meeting to discuss the conflicts in the class.
The only students attending the meeting are 12 year old Denise, Bella and Mina. The teacher Louise and some of the parents consider them being the cause of the conflicts, and the girls are accused of bullying the rest of the class.
But as it turns out, the teacher may not have done her best to really deal with the conflicts in the class, and some of the parents start questioning her choice to call the girls to the meeting.

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Sep-24-2017, 8:00 am at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Football Pitch is the first Russian film dedicated to inter-ethnic relations amongst youths.

Kostya and his friends are young and love playing street football. He is the coolest of the lot. Kostya dreams of playing professionally, but cannot bring himself to approach the coach. His girlfriend, Nastya, shares his dream, but street football is Kostya’s life, and the outdoor pitch is akin to a second home, a place for friends to meet and play.

One day, Kostya’s team comes head to head with a group of Caucasians. They are lead by Damir, a professional footballer. A conflict arises between the two groups as neither the Russians nor the Caucasians are willing to share the pitch. So, they decide to hold a 3 match tournament, with the winner keeping the pitch for themselves! Gradually, the whole neighbourhood gets dragged into this tough and uncompromising tournament. The stakes grow higher and higher and there is no way back. This is no football tournament anymore; it’s war, a battle to the death!

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Sep-24-2017, 10:00 am at North York Civic Centre
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“Elephant the horse” tells the adventures of Roberto (8) and Lalo (10), his brother. Before dying, their grandfather gives them a mission: when he passes, they have to set free his horse. The kids in secret, will lead the horse to its freedom. In their journey across the countryside they will meet a man named Infausto who steals the horse, taking it to the circus where he works at. Lalo and Roberto will decide to sneak into the circus and try to recover the horse even though that puts their lives in danger.

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Sep-23-2017, 2:00 pm at North York Civic Centre
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“My special day”
A day in the life of Antonis is very different from that of other children. This student who is in the first year of Junior High School unfolds his life and his daily routine to us. A life that has to combine school obligations with manual work on the farm, looking after farm animals with the rest of his family.

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Sep-22-2017, 6:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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Every effort comes with its own reward. The years involved in ballet training reap unforeseen strengths on those who practice it. Beyond the art, the sweat and the work with the body, it is courage and valor that develops within.

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Sep-24-2017, 11:00 am at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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The food in our school is so bad and the rooms are really dirty that my hero gets hallucinations. He finds himself in a red Chinese Palace and has to fight against spiders and other vile creatures in order to survive. He lives through all kinds of atrocities, but in the end manages to ride away on a skeleton horse. He makes it to the sea shore, boards a boat and finally finds his way back to school. There, all the pupils are crowded together and while they are all having similar halucinations, they are tortured and guarded by their Zombie teachers.

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Sep-24-2017, 4:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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The children were bored and did not know what to do. Suddenly from the TV news they learned that the oldest and most expensive coin in the world was stolen! They decided to investigate the matter...

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Sep-22-2017, 10:00 am at York Civic Centre
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"Imagine Kolle 37" is a short documentary/narrative hybrid film about two girls who imagine their way to Kolle 37, a real adventure playground in Berlin, Germany.

Recently called “the mother of all Berlin playgrounds” by The New York Times, Kolle 37 enables children to build and climb three-story wooden structures, make fire, and use hammers, saws and axes. Founded in 1990, Kolle 37 invites young people ages six through sixteen, without their parents, to embrace risky play in the "adventure playground" under the loose supervision of playworkers.

Although about 1,000 adventure playgrounds exist in Europe, there are only a few in the U.S. where the concept of "free play" is becoming an endangered concept. But adventure playgrounds not only encourage young people to play outdoors in all seasons, they also provide children a chance to face risk, learn skills, and build confidence.

Ultimately, "Imagine Kolle 37" poses the question—can we, as Americans, imagine Kolle 37, which in fact is a real children's playground in Berlin?

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Sep-24-2017, 12:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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A group of kids overcome obstacles in the wilderness while searching for God in the world around them.

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Sep-22-2017, 12:00 pm at North York Civic Centre
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Shaanu The Optimist is a poignant story of a nine year old girl, who believes that when she predicts things, they are bound to happen. Submersed in her own world of beliefs and miracles, she enrolls as a kho-kho player in the school, whose talent is recognized and she marches ahead to participate in district level tournament. She is bound to hit a road-block there….

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Sep-24-2017, 12:00 pm at North York Civic Centre
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Nikolay is a cosmonaut converted in the first human sent out to space, a technical failure will make his return alive impossible. Meanwhile he's orbiting the earth in his capsule, waiting for his tragic end, a casual encounter will changes his life.

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Sep-22-2017, 10:00 am at York Civic Centre
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Have you ever been in the Arctic?
Would you like to explore this wild and amazing place with very special and funny guides?
SvalandBard is a cartoon series about Svalbard Islands, the northern most inhabited place in the world.
Increased tourism traffic means that nature and cultural environment in Svalbard
are becoming more exposed to deterioration and disturbance. One of the greatest
challenges for the future of this unspoilt nature is to manage the increase in tourism, in a positive and sustainable way.
The Sval&Bard project was aimed to explain to the Svalbard‘s visitors the rules they have to respect, to keep themselves safe and to preserve this fragile environment.
Two trolls, ten episodes, polar bears and other incredible dangers are the ingredients of this funny guide for unprepared tourists!

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Sep-22-2017, 4:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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A mother puts her little daughter to bed and tells her stories about the legendary Peter Pan. But is the Eternal Boy just a fruit of our imagination?
This dramatic and poetic moment of the Peter Pan story is going to be shown on the big screen for the first time and in its original form, just as its author J.M. Barrie meant it to be.

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Sep-24-2017, 11:00 am at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Antonia is a small photographer will spend the holidays with her grandparents. Although is going to the beach with her dog, she’s not happy with this trip. Mario, her grandfather, it is a pretty serious Mister, and he will help her to study mathematics. These holidays will be a disaster! But everything changes when her grandfather give to she, his old Polaroid camera. New friends, adventures and some mischief will make this unforgettable vacation.

Snapshot, just 8 photos for so many memories.

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Sep-22-2017, 10:00 am at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, 2014 ACID Cannes selected with "Le Challat de Tunis"
Big changes await 10-year-old Zaineb from Tunisia: her mother takes her to Canada, to move in with her new husband and his kids. A playful and emotional look at the integration process of a young Muslim family to the West, and the challenges faced when setting up a patchwork family.

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Sep-23-2017, 12:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Why is the night changing the day? Well, when you don't like something, you change it.

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Sep-24-2017, 4:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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- It looks like love has saved you?
- Saved me, yes.
Many of us carry psychological scars, emotional flaws incurred in childhood that manifest themselves by a deficiency in self-esteem. Beata, a local preschool teacher, understands this well as she herself carries such a flaw. She understands, that although in adult life we do not remember events from our childhood, it is that period, veiled in oblivion, that becomes the starting point of all our future decisions.
This film shows children the way Beata sees them, and confronts what she sees with her memories. Beata understands, that the children she takes care of are, in the full meaning of the word, persons with their own fascinating worlds full of their own problems.
Her personal experience made Beata understand what is going on with her pupils and she does everything in her power to fill their world with love. Her attitude helps bring up the children but also changes her.
This film changes the way we look at children.

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Sep-22-2017, 10:00 am at York Civic Centre
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