Family Films 1:15pm – 2:45pm Rotary Room - “Critters”

Free for children, $5 for adults without a pass (children must be accompanied by an adult)

The Story of Flowers

4 min.
Produced by AMKK
Director: Azuma Makoto
Illustrator: Katie Scott
Animator: James Paulley

Many different flowers are growing beautifully and strongly in this world. Sending their roots into the earth, sprouting, blooming, pollinated by birds and insects, living on in spite of rain, wind and storms.  They pass on the baton of life, rebirth and decay in a continuous, endless cycle.

The Solitary Bees

17 min.
Produced by Team Candiru

Witness the fascinating behaviour and value of solitary bees. The film follows a variety of bees through their struggles to find resources, avoid death and create new life.

Lost in the Woods

30 min.
Sisbro Studios

Lost in the Woods combines swinging music and video of forest animals and vegetation. However, the most surprisingly element is the humour.

Jungle Boogie

3 min.

Sometimes bears have an itch they just have to scratch! These “dancing” bears are really “gettin’ down” to some funky music.

How Do Salmon Find Their Way?

2.5 min.
Fox & Bee Studios

After a life lived in the wide open ocean, most salmon return to their natal river to spawn — sometimes even to the same gravel beds where they were hatched. How do they do it?

When the Dust Settles

10 min.
NFB

Two neighbouring gophers have very un-neighbourly appetites for anger and revenge. By sundown, they have destroyed everything… even their homes. Will they be able to put the pieces back together?

The Boy and the Snow Goose

10 min.
NFB

This animated short tells the story of a young boy who finds an injured snow goose and nurses it back to health. Constant companions through the sun-filled days of summer, the two sadly separate in the fall when the bird obeys the call to join its flock for the annual flight south. Will the friendship endure?