With films from all over the country, the Youth by Youth Cinema Competition showcases short films from youth aged 8-18. Following the screening, awards donated by Telus Spark, Quickdraw Animation and the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers will be presented. The winners will also have the opportunity to screen their films at Calgary’s Reel Fun Film Festival in February 2015. Tickets to the YYC screening include a voucher for admission to Telus Spark.
FILMS IN COMPETITION
Calgary • Amanda Payette and Kayla Brehon
What do you do when you are given a terminal diagnosis and you only have 70 days left to live?
THE C.C.I.S.S. EXPERIMENT
Calgary • Jerry Tseng, Nicole Sprenger, Sameera Gumma, Maggie Ou
A documentary about an experiment conducted on the International Space Station.
EVERY TICK OF THE CLOCK
Calgary • Charlotte Lucas, Christian Nolan
This experimental short depicts the struggle that everyone has gone through: the passage of time.
EYES IN THE DARK
Calgary • Nathan Scarrow (and team)
When a teacher goes missing, the children start to realize that something very sinister is happening.
Ottawa • Morgana McKenzie
After a lifetime of experiencing visions of others’ pain and suffering, 13-year-old tries to intervene.
Edmonton • Chris O’Callaghan
A young woman learns that the only way to reverse her wrongdoings is to receive comeuppance from those she has wronged.
LILLY’S BIG DAY
Calgary • Maezy Dennie, Berlin Demuth, Medina Dennie, Ocean Demuth, Zaiyah Dennie, Sol Demuth
Lilly, a 10-foot-tall orange monster, steps out for a special day at Wilma’s Super Salon.
Calgary • Ben Thomas
Dreaming of traveling on a worldwide adventure, a resourceful goose plans his upcoming migration.
Calgary • Anya Maves
A short about the connection between life and film from the perspective of the 16-year-old filmmaker.
Calgary • Evan Mazur
Deeply saddened by Mr. Weston’s death, a faithful friend regularly visits his grave.
Calgary • Anna Svikhnushin, Caleb Mueller
A teenage girl seeks help for depression. The result surprises everyone.
Calgary • Andrew Nicholson
A delinquent tomato tries to escape from prison. His fate is crushingly inevitable.
Calgary • Andrew Nicholson, Nicolai Schmid
A character’s choice about which candy to eat sends him into a “miniature” predicament.
STICKS AND STONES
Calgary • Erica Loh
A short film about the way that words affect us.
THE FLOWER BANDIT
Calgary • Kirstin Lindquist
In a dull, black-and-white world, a lonely raccoon finds flowers that turn his life colourful.
Calgary • Kirstin Lindquist, Steen Lindquist
A young woman is minding her own business when very odd things begin to happen in the shadows.
THE MERCIFUL BOY
Calgary • Jaxon Stevens, Ben Thomas
A detective’s past comes back to haunt him in this unsolved murder mystery.
THE NEW TOY
Nova Scotia • Nate Hammond
A kind-hearted toy finds himself in a new room.
Calgary • Kris Mish
When a photograph is left behind, new love is found.
TODAY I LEARNED
Calgary • Angel Berry
This spoken-word short showcases how children can stand up and improve their world.
Calgary • Blake Johnson, Matthew Griffiths
When a young man starts his seemingly normal day, he has no idea about the turn of events that will trap him.
Following the screening of the Youth by Youth Cinema Film Competition, awards will be presented to the most outstanding shorts. Prizes donated by Telus Spark, the Quickdraw Animation Society and the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. The winners of the competition will also have the opportunity to screen their films at Calgary’s Reel Fun Film Festival in February 2015.
- Bhaveek Makan – Filmmaker
- Chris Petry – Producer and director Donna Brunsdale – Instructor and filmmaker
- Matt Palmer – Filmmaker
- Philip Letourneau – Instructor and cinematographer