2016 TIFF Kids International Film Festival (April 8-24)

The 19th TIFF Kids International Film Festival (April 8-24) is currently underway. The screenings include several great Canadian short films.  The Jump Cuts showcase at the festival also celebrates the next generation of filmmakers with films made by children (grades 4-6 and 7-8) and submitted to the TIFF Kids Festival. Some of those films include stop-motion and computer animated films.

The Casebook of Nips & Porkington, dir. Melody Wang, Canada, English
2015 Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival
Two members of the constabulary are on a mission to return a kidnapped egg to its distraught parents.

Junction, dir. Nathan Jurevicius, Australia/Canada/Lithuania, English 
*North American Premiere*

For generations, the Face Changers have made the clay tokens that change the faces of their kin. Now the youngest is tasked with taking the 10,000 footsteps to the top of the mountain and bringing about the winds of change.

Norma's Story, dir. Alex Hawley, Canada, English

This film tells the true story of Norma, who has experienced dramatic changes in her life over just a few decades due to the impact of climate change on the wildlife that sustains the Gwich’in First Nation and other northern communities.