Childrens Film Festival
Presented in collaboration with the Canada in India (High Commission of Canada)
Following movies will be screened:
1. The Sweater by Sheldon Cohen
1980 | 10 min
In this animated short, Roch Carrier recounts the most mortifying moment of his childhood. At a time when all his friends worshipped Maurice "Rocket" Richard and wore his number 9 Canadians hockey jersey, the boy was mistakenly sent a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey from Eaton's. Unable to convince his mother to send it back, he must face his friends wearing the colours of the opposing team. This short film, based on the book The Hockey Sweater, is an NFB classic that appeals to hockey lovers of all ages.
2. Overdose by Claude Cloutier
1994 | 5 min
In this short animation, we meet a young boy leads such a regimented life that he has no more time just to be a kid. Between school, tennis lessons, swimming lessons, art classes, homework and piano practice, he can barely get any rest. Inspired by Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, this short animated film by Claude Cloutier pleads for childrens right to rest and leisure.
3. Molly in Springtime by Pierre-Luc Granjon
2009 | 27 min
Its carnival in Balthasarville and the scoundrel Bonifacio is scheming to overthrow Lon and become King Quack. But hes outsmarted by Molly Gingerbread and her friend Hedgehog, who manage to save the townspeople Bonifacio has poisoned. This puppet animation by Pierre-Luc Granjon tells a medieval tale of treachery and love.
4. Big Drive by Anita Lebeau
2011 | 9 min
This short animation film tells the story of a family road trip across the Canadian prairies set in the 1970s. In an era before in-car movies and video games, 4 sisters squeeze into the back of the family car for a long journey. While the parents keep a steady watch on the road ahead, restlessness gradually gives way to mayhem in the cars close quarters. Just before the ride becomes unbearable, the sisters are inspired to combine their creative energy and the big drive becomes an even bigger adventure.
5. Bus Story by Tali
2014 | 10 min
This funny short animation was written and created by Tali (At Home with Mrs. Hen) and is inspired by the filmmakers misadventures as a school bus driver in the Eastern Townships. Our protagonist dreams of becoming a bus driver in order to cruise down quiet country lanes and connect with nature, her young charges and their parents. But her idyllic view of her new job is sorely tested after she meets her surly boss, named Killer, and discovers that winding roads can prove treacherous in winter, especially with a faulty clutch. Through her cheeky humour and oblique look at the reality of people living in the Quebec countryside, Tali delivers a film that is unique, witty and touching.
Recommended age group: 5 years & above
Museum Entry fee applicable
Adult Rs. 10/-
Child Rs. 5/-
Limited seating on a first come, first serve basis.
Kindly note that eatables will not be allowed in the Education Centre where the screening will take place.