Canada Kids Film Festival

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  World Focus
Chocolate
Feature
1:20 hrs
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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Anka
Feature
1:30 hrs
“Anka” is a fairy tale about an orphan girl Anka, who bravely sets off in pursuit of a home and finds her place with the help of a magical world and its mysterious forest creatures. Running away from her evil custodian, Anka finds what she is looking for in the most improbable of places – a brick making factory and the “Brazilian”, a rebellious and free-spirited factory worker. Their fat..
Pitch (original title: KOROBKA)
Feature
1:39 hrs
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 s..

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Sep-24-2017, 10:00 am at North York Civic Centre
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Ishu
Feature
1:30 hrs
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 wi..

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Sep-23-2017, 8:00 am at North York Civic Centre
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Elephant the Horse
Feature
1:20 hrs
“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 Ro..

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Sep-23-2017, 2:00 pm at North York Civic Centre
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Raju
Feature
2:01 hrs
This is a story of a 9 year old village boy. Raju comes from a very poor family. His father is struggling with a one acre land trying to survive his family like millions of Indian village farmers. A very hand to mouth existence indeed. But Indian village boys like Raju don’t loose their spirit. They have an innate knowledge, intelligence and undying spirit which will not be disturbed by things l..
Paatshala (School)
Feature
1:32 hrs
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 dr..

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Sep-23-2017, 2:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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Not on my Watch
Feature
1:26 hrs
A single mother struggles to make ends meet and gets tangled in a web of lies and crimes to protect her two sons. ..
Beyond the Sun
Feature
1:23 hrs
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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Children of Genghis
Feature
1:41 hrs
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 ..

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Sep-24-2017, 2:00 pm 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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Houra
Feature
1:19 hrs
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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Blue Bicycle
Feature
1:34 hrs
Ali, a 12-year-old small-town Turkish boy, recognizes injustice when he sees it. When his dad was killed in a work accident, the farm blamed his dad. But Ali and his mum know otherwise and they've sued in court, determined to see justice done. Meanwhile, to help her make ends meet, Ali works in a village repair shop, pu ing the tips aside to buy his blue dream bike! Ali encounters injustice at ..
Into the Rainbow
Feature
1:28 hrs
When teenagers Rachel (Willow Shields) and Grace (Jacqueline Joe) travel inside a super-powered rainbow to China, they disturb nature’s balance. Using Rachel’s connection to the energy of the rainbow and with help from their new friend Xiao Cheng (Leo Wu), they must race against time to save the Earth...
Benjy Lucas
Feature
1:31 hrs
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 ..

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Sep-22-2017, 12:00 pm at York Civic Centre
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Owls & Mice
Feature
1:20 hrs
Meral (8) just moved into a new town. She tries to make friends at her new school before their autumn school camp, but this is harder than expected. At home she befriends a little mouse that lives in her new room, which she calls Peepeep. Afraid that her parents will kill Peepeep while she is away, she secretly takes him with her. Thanks to the mouse, Meral makes some unexpected new friends. ..
Half Ticket
Feature
1:40 hrs
A film about desires and the yearning for the unattainable, Half Ticket is a story of two slum kids who are fascinated with the arrival of a new pizza shop in their locality. Expensive beyond their means, they long to try one. But, fate has a different game in store for them. I..
Red Dog
Feature
1:36 hrs
1941 at hte front line German troups attack the feild hospital on the red army the wounded solgiers try to opposite but have a retreat after the battle with great losses Hospital was destroyed among those who managed to survive there were one young pilot Vyacheslav Volkov mutilated by the explosion with his dod red and girlfriend .Epic in emotional scope, while intimate in production scale, Red D..
Full Out
Feature
1:33 hrs
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 ..

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Sep-22-2017, 6:00 pm at North York Civic Centre
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Lilly The Little Fish
Feature
1:47 hrs
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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Dumpy Toys
Feature
1:41 hrs
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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Mums Wrong
Feature
1:40 hrs
Do we really know our parents? Fourteen-year-old Anouk suddenly discovers another side to her mother during an observation workshop that she carries out in the insurance company where her mother works. An immersion week in the company's adult world, with its little compromises and many cowardly acts, which soon put a seal on her young life. Between an initiation, rift, and assuming responsibilit..
Behind the Blue Door
Feature
1:40 hrs
After a serious car accident, Lukasz discovers that the blue door in his new room leads to an alternate reality. A record-breaker at the box office, Behind The Blue Door is the most successful Polish children’s movie with over 215,000 viewers. In Polish with English subtitles...
Gaby Estrella - The Movie
Feature
1:33 hrs
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..

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Sep-24-2017, 10:00 am at York Civic Centre
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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..
Raakshas
Feature
1:55 hrs
A Documentary Film maker, who is covering the protest of a remote forest tribe, goes missing. His little daughter, who spends most of her time reading fairytales, accompanies her mother in search of the man. The quest gets fulfilled when the reality and fantasy come together to unfold an ancient tribal myth...
Carvina
Feature
0:15 hrs
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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Lesson of Magic
Feature
1:30 hrs
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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SHAANU - THE OPTIMIST
Feature
1:35 hrs
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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Little Harbour (Piata Lod)
Feature
1:25 hrs
A story inspired by true events about two children whose innocent play will change their lives forever. Ten years-old and living with a mother who is not yet ready to be a Mum, Jarka is pushed by her desire to love and form a family to the point where she finds herself giving shelter to two abandoned twin babies...
Breath
Feature
1:50 hrs
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..

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Sep-22-2017, 10:00 am at North York Civic Centre
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Boy on the Bridge
Feature
1:25 hrs
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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Show me Your Love
Feature
1:39 hrs
Teacher Daren (starring Raymond Wong) married Lan (starring Ivana Wong). For 20 Years, he lost contact with her mother Lee Ho (starring Nina Baw). Daren came back to Malaysia because of his aunt’s funeral. At the funeral, he met Lee Ho and found out she had got Sundown Syndrome. Her illness is so unstable that could barely recognize him sometimes. Daren intends to send her to elderly home for b..
Coldness
Feature
1:26 hrs
”Coldness" is about a family who is facing financial difficulties and due to this their 8 year old son is constantly anxious and wets himself at school. His social anxiety forces him to continuously hide under his mother’s chador. To help her son overcome his fears and to make him forget this bad habit, his mother decides to take her chador off whenever she picks him up from school…..
Pinti Ka Sabun
Feature
1:25 hrs
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..

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Sep-24-2017, 8:00 am at North York Civic Centre
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Primero Enero
Feature
1:03 hrs
The life of Valentino, an 8 years old kid, is going through many changes. His parents just got divorced and they are about to sell the country house where they used to spend every summer. This month of January will be the last time father and son visit that old house. Jorge, the father, is planning to share the tradition that his family members have followed for generations. But Valentino proposes..
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. ..
Mr. Frog
Feature
1:30 hrs
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 possi..

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Sep-22-2017, 2:00 pm at North York Civic Centre
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Half Ticket
Feature
1:40 hrs
A film about desires and the yearning for the unattainable, Half Ticket is a story of two slum kids who are fascinated with the arrival of a new pizza shop in their locality. Expensive beyond their means, they long to try one. But, fate has a different game in store for them. Weaving a story of myriad relationships in the world of the Have Nots, Half Ticket interlaces the story of the kids' desi..
Louis & Luca - The Big Cheese Race
Feature
1:18 hrs
When Louis the Magpie hears about the traditional Cheese Race between his hometown and the neighboring village, he is immediately hooked. Finally a chance to prove himself a true racing champion! Carried away by his enthusiasm, he doesn’t hesitate to place a secret bet on his team’s victory: he puts the entire house and the amazing workshop of this friend, brilliant inventor Alfie on the line...
A Hell of a Wedding
Feature
1:36 hrs
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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Sleeping Beauty
Feature
1:22 hrs
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 myst..

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Sep-22-2017, 8:00 am at Etobicoke Civic Centre
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Babylon Sisters
Feature
1:25 hrs
BABYLON SISTERS a feature film by Gigi Roccati with Amber Dutta, Nav Ghotra, Renato Carpentieri (Leopardi, Corpo Celeste, Dear Diary, The Stolen Children), Nives Ivanković (The High Sun), Lucia Mascino (We Have a Pope), Rahul Dutta, Yasemin Sannino, Peppe Voltarelli, Xia Yinghong, Jiemin Wen, Lorenzo Aquaviva Kamla and her parents have just moved in a rundown building on the outskirts of T..
Guigo Offline
Feature
0:52 hrs
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 wo..

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Sep-23-2017, 4:00 pm at North York Civic Centre
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Zud
Feature
1:25 hrs
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..

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Sep-23-2017, 2:00 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..
On Wheels
Feature
1:12 hrs
“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 ..

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Sep-23-2017, 12:00 pm at York 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 ..
Bigfoot and the Burtons
Feature
1:30 hrs
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 i..

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Sep-24-2017, 4:00 pm at North York Civic Centre
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Hang in There, Kids!
Feature
1:31 hrs
In an isolated and secluded aboriginal tribe that lies in a serene and beautiful valley, three boys, Watan (Buya Watan), Chen Hao (Watan Silan) and Lin Shan (Suyan Pito), live here. They are always positive, full of life, naughty and playful, but have their own family issues on their minds. While they try to stay optimistic, hunting together or selling veggies to earn some allowances have become t..