12:00 set up starts
12:30 Cinematheque doors open 
12:45- 1:00 Opening Remarks
1:00- 3:00 Film Screenings
3:00 – 3:15  Closing Remarks and Awards
3:15pm – program ends, cleanup begins
3:30pm – rental ends, clear of the venue

Film Festival | Finalists | Program | Directions & Amenities


Best Documentary

  • Kung Fu Chit: An inside peek of a girl’s life at her Kung Fu school.
  • The Missing Element: A film highlighting the lack of acknowledgement towards women and people of color in the STEM field.
  • Simple Math: Education documentary by 13 yr old Max Benda
  • Civil Discourse? : A filmmaker travels 0.5 miles from home to ask people their thoughts on how to make political discussion in America more civil and less violent.

Best Microshort or PSA ( 1 minute)

  • A Clean Perspective: A Clean Perspective is a short PSA about the consequences that come with polluting the ocean and all of the things that would be lost if we keep ruining our coastlines.
  • Bringing Schools Where There Are none: 60 seconds to help an Italian NGO to build schools in the South of Bangladesh, where poor children can’t afford the state schools.
  • You Can: 10 girls, 10 dreams, 10 stories!

Best Experimental

  • My Black Is: Young women of color set out to redefine what black is to them.
  • Never Enough : A series of vignettes explore many of our insecurities and how everyone struggles in their own way.
  • Anxiety: A young girl explains how it feels to have anxiety, and what she experiences every day because of it.

Best Web Content

  • #ModelLife: A web comedy about a modeling agent and her quirky best friend who discover a young girl and help her dreams of becoming a model come true. ( Eating disorder reference)
  • Did you know – EPS Canine Unit: Sabrina visits the Edmonton Police Service Canine Unit and finds out all about the dogs
  • Strangers ( Music Video) Two people who meet at a bus stop and then fall in love.


  • Someone Good Will find You: A well-intentioned Chinese immigrant father tries to teach his son, David, how to “make it” in America. When David becomes enamored by a Superman costume in a store window, his father sees an opportunity to impart to him the importance of hard work, thrift, and delayed gratification. But when the time comes for David to reap the rewards of his efforts, it turns out that the lessons he’s learned transcend those his father intended.
  • Dreamers: Dreamers is the story of a young girl who battles to become a soccer player and to fulfill her dream of going to Harvard but politics get in the way.
  • Joy Unbroken: A story about not letting your spark be extinguished in a cookie-cutter world.
  • Mia: A young girl named Mia struggles with an eating disorder. ( Depiction of eating disorder)

Drama 14+

  • Proclaim the Silent Devil: An alcoholic college student strives to move beyond his morbid past without exposing his emotional trauma to the friends around him. ( PSTD/Alcohol Abuse)
  • Shadow Behind: An old timer and his niece sit by the fireplace, reminiscing of the past. ( Shooting offscreen)
  • Our Place : A group of three girls enjoy their first day of summer at their happy place. With an unexpected event, the full story unravels as one of the girls reads her most recent text message. ( Mental health, References to suicide)


  • Do You Wanna Jam? An exploration of friendship and jamming
  • How to go on a Date: A blind date goes terribly wrong.
  • Tough Guy: A new kid shows his classmates that you don’t have to be bigger or older to be tough.
  • With Love, From God: A light-hearted family story about a mother who, perhaps foolishly, responds to her 7 year old daughter’s letter addressed to God.


  • Bubble Gum: After meeting Blossom, Indigo falls head over heels for this girl. There is only one problem, though. She’s straight.
  • Diner in the Stars: Elijah is truly in love with musical theatre, and also truly horrible at it. After not getting cast in his school play yet again, he enlists his best friend June to help him make his own musical for misfits like the two of them. Diner in the Stars is a story of strong friendships, failed romance, and theatre nerds.
  • Stereo: Ever since the beginning of time, things have been exactly the same. Boys wear pink, girls wear blue. Boys wear dresses, and girls can’t… Jamie just wants to wear what she likes do the things she loves, but the only thing stopping her is society itself. And her mother.