FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: April 11

The Mountain of SGaana

This magical tale entwines traditional animation with formal elements of Haida art. A young fisherman cruises a rugged shoreline as a tiny mouse in Haida regalia appears and starts to knit a blanket. A story unfolds on the blanket, illustrating this ancient story. When a SGaana (the Haida word for “killer whale”) captures master hunter Naa-Naa-Simgat, and drags him down into a supernatural world, the courageous Kuuga Kuns sets off to save him. Will they manage to escape, or will they become part of this deep sea spirit world forever?

Themes: nature, legend, love, environment, folklore

The Pocket Man

No dialogue.

A little man lives alone in an old suitcase on the sidewalk. With so much foot traffic, it’s not the safest place for a home. One day this little man meets a much bigger man, and each having something unique to offer, they end up helping one another. A friendship like no other is born.  

Themes: friends as family, disability, new perspectives

Threads

No dialogue.

In her latest animated short, the Academy Award-winning director Torill Kove (The Danish Poet) explores the beauty and complexity of parental love, the bonds that we form over time, and the ways in which they stretch and shape us.

Themes: family, love, letting go, trust

Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing

Two unlikely friends, a lemming and an Arctic hare, spend the day ice fishing. The lemming embodies the calm, thoughtful nature of traditional hunters and those that live in the Arctic. By contrast, the rabbit is well-meaning, but impatient. Ukaliq and Kalla is an Inuit tale about the importance of being kind, thoughtful, and prepared for whatever comes.

Themes: friendship, hunting, The North, patience, environment

Workshop: Claymation

Students shape and mold characters with plasticine, and using stop-motion animation, will create short films in small groups. The plastacine is messy, and all kinds of fun!

This workshop is offered as part of REEL FOCUS (pre-registration required).

Workshop: Cut-Out Animation

A variety of pre-fashioned and cut-out materials will be used to create characters and sets. In small groups, using video capture techniques, attendees will be taken through the steps of creating a short animation.

This workshop is offered as part of SUNDAY FUN DAY! ($5) and REEL FOCUS (pre-registration required).

Workshop: Digital Filmmaking

The class will learn the functions of a digital video camera, and a few insider tricks. Then students will break into small groups and film short scenes on their own throughout the Roundhouse.

This workshop is offered as part of REEL FOCUS (pre-registration required).

Workshop: Handmade Film

Explore the art and history of cinema. Students will etch and draw on 16mm celluliod to create a collaborative short film. At the end of the workshop students will be able to see their work projected.

This workshop is offered as part of REEL FOCUS (pre-registration required).

Workshop: Objects in Motion

Using everyday office and school supplies, kids will animate objects in new, interesting and imaginative ways.

This workshop is offered as part of SUNDAY FUN DAY! ($5) and REEL FOCUS (pre-registration required).

Workshop: Pixilation

Get animated! Choreographed by the instructor, you will glide, disappear and fly through the air. This is a great introduction to special effects and stop-motion animation.

This workshop is offered as part of SUNDAY FUN DAY! ($5) and REEL FOCUS (pre-registration required).

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