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  World Focus
The Dragon Spell
Animation
1:25 hrs
In an age of monsters and heroes, the lines between the human and magic worlds are blurred. The kingdom of Kiev is being held under siege by a ferocious and unstoppable dragon. Only a hero named Cyril Tanner is able to defeat the beast, but the dragon’s spirit lives on. A magical flower, the Fire Blossom, is the only thing that could bring the dragon back to life, but the flower is well hidden a..
Tales from the Lakeside
Animation
1:04 hrs
The green Verdies are the tiny, but brave guardians of the lakeside. The young Verdies only become guardians when their hair turns brown. Until then, however, life is boring. The youngsters with green hair are not allowed to fly on warblers, not allowed to row alone, and they’re not allowed to ride wild frogs at the rodeo. Willy Whistle’s big dream is to become a guardian, but his curiosity al..
Today is Usual Day
Made by Kids
0:06 hrs
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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Told Wordlessly
Made by Kids
0:10 hrs
This film is dedicated to one artist who lives in countryside and creates very interesting pictures. ..
The Children of the Noon
Documentary
1:21 hrs
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 a..

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Sep-22-2017, 2:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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The Day My Father Became a Bush
Feature
1:25 hrs
Ten-year-old Toda lives in a bakery with her dad, the best pastry chef in town. Toda knows everything there is to know about cakes and pastries and loves it when her dad plays the trumpet. But one day, everything changes: her dad is called away unexpectedly to defend his country. Toda has to undertake an adventurous and challenging journey to the unknown neighbouring country where her mother ..
The Tiniest Man in the World
Animation
0:53 hrs
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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The Sky Princess
Animation
1:21 hrs
Based on an African fable, "The Sky Princess" is a CG-animated feature film about an ordinary girl who becomes an African princess with the help of a magical bird. But when the thrill of palace life fades, the same magic that transformed her into royalty prevents her from returning home. ..
The Cake Story
Short
0:29 hrs
THE CAKE STORY is a heart warming tale of Monu and his father who are left to spend the day with each other on his birthday. A serious of hilarious goof ups since morning ends up in the father forgetting to carry the bill with the address of the bakery where mother had ordered the cake from. Mother's phone being out of range and father's phone drained out of battery the only option they were lef..
The Little Boat
Animation
0:03 hrs
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 ..

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Sep-22-2017, 10:00 am at York Civic Centre
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The Shonku Diaries - A Unicorn Adventure
Animation
1:31 hrs
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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Tesoros
Feature
1:36 hrs
Jacinta (6) guides us through the story of siblings Dylan (6), Andrea (11) and Lucas (2 and a half) who arrive in a fishing community on Mexico’s Pacific coast to set off with their new local friends on a journey of discovery in search of long lost pirate loot left back by Francis Drake, centuries ago. ..
The Portraits
Made by Kids
0:05 hrs
One girl attends the lessons of painting and wants to be in the centre of interest of one boy who attends these lessons too. ..
The Gift
Short
0:13 hrs
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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The Other Side
Short
:15 hrs
Felipe and Claudio form a very particular relationship, somehow destiny pulls them apart taking Claudio to the United Sates, now Felipe must embark on a journey where he will risk everything in his pursuit of happiness, so he can finally meet Claudio at the other side of the border...
The Rabbits and the Magic Diamond
Animation
0:15 hrs
The return of an evil unites a group of brave men who must fight to save the kingdom...
The Wounded Angel
Feature
1:52 hrs
Mid-90s in Kazakhstan, a time of a deep economical crisis… Zharas carries bags of flour to feed his family. His father just got out of prison and can’t find a job, so he’s on his own to allow his family to survive. Chick has a wonderful voice and prepares to take part in a singing contest. But someday, new friends appear in his life. Toad is hanging out in the ruins and sewers of his vill..
The School
Made by Kids
0:09 hrs
It is a story of old school which has more than 100 years history. ..
The First Sea
Documentary
1:01 hrs
An NGO invites Wafaa and Raneen, along with a group of other young West Bank Palestinians, to spend a day at the beach – in Israel. Although they live nearby, an impenetrable barrier has always made it impossible for them to go there. Is this trip a fantasy or a window on the future? Growing up in times of conflict – 13-year old Palestinian girls Wafaa and Raneen from two different Westb..
The Republic of Enchanters
Short
0:13 hrs
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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The Tiger's Fight
Short
:16 hrs
After a year of drought, Nicolas and Pablo, best friends, prepare for “The Tigers’ Fight”, a prehispanic ritual where the village men fight each other to imitate thunder and foster the rain, hope of a good harvest. Some of the tigers also deliver commitment flowers to a girl as a sign of love. This year, Nicolas has decided to offer flowers not to a girl, but to Pablo...
Toffee
Short
0:18 hrs
Set in the 1990's, in a small village of Punjab, India – Toffee tells the story of two young girls, their perception of how things work and how their own little world succumbs to the harsh realities of society...
The Tots - Trip
Animation
0:08 hrs
Two little boys play and discover their strengths and weaknesses. The rivalry between them gets them into various situations. Luckily, compassion, solidarity and cooperation always win the day...
The Orchestra
Animation
0:15 hrs
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 ens..

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Sep-24-2017, 12:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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The Bicycle
Made by Kids
0:08 hrs
A boy wants to buy the bicycle but has no money. He starts to collect the bottles and sells them for collecting the suitable sum. ..
The Cormorants
Documentary
1:28 hrs
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 bec..

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Sep-22-2017, 4:00 pm at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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The Fantastic Family Hotel
Feature
1:21 hrs
THE BIG L HOTEL is the wonderful tale of a young boy who, when his father is hospitalised, has to manage the family hotel with the ‘help’ of his three sisters. Along the way he learns invaluable lessons about these mysterious beings called…women. ..
Treasure (original title: Klad)
Feature
1:35 hrs
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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Tennis Buddies
Feature
1:50 hrs
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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The Mystery of Green Hill
Feature
1:21 hrs
Koko and his friends are spending summer vacation on the shores of a lake near the idyllic Green Hill, hanging out and playing. The magical countryside is disturbed by unusual events which alarm the children as well as the locals: under cover of night, burglars break into one house after another, stealing anything valuable they can find. When the police turns a blind eye to denunciations by adults..