Saturday, May 13
Free Family Film and Arts Day at Holland Bloorview
Workshops & Group Activities
- ArtsXpress, FacePainting & Storytelling: Arts & Crafts and Music led by the creative team of Holland-Bloorview, along with an onsite Face Painter & Storyteller!
- Urban Architecture by the Design Exchange: Collaborate & examine what it means to build a city and make it function as a whole. Participants will build a small city scale model
- Stop Motion with Toronto Animated Image Society: Experience what happens behind-the-scenes of Stop Motion films!
Series #1: My Life in the City & Children of God
MY LIFE IN THE CITY
DIR. ADAM GOLDHAMMER | 12 MIN | CANADA | DOCUMENTARY SHORT | WORLD PREMIERE
People with disabilities are often left out of conversations about city building. This film shares stories and ideas of adults with intellectual disabilities on urban spaces, development, and a vision for the city of Toronto.
CHILDREN OF GOD
DIR. AHMED YASSIN | 10 MIN | IRAQ | NARRATIVE | CANADIAN PREMIERE
A young amputee bets his prized possessions, hoping to grab the attentions of the girl he loves.
Series #2: 4 Quarters of Silence & Princess Jack
4 QUARTERS OF SILENCE
DIR. CODY BROADWAY | 17 MIN | USA | DOCUMENTARY | CANADIAN PREMIERE
For every snap, hit, pass, and run, one team tackles a unique challenge. Located in Austin, the Texas School for the Deaf is the only school out of 1,483 high school football teams that serves the Deaf. In this uplifting short, Deafness is not a weakness, but a strength.
DIR. LESLEY JOHNSON | 8 MIN | CANADA | DOCUMENTARY SHORT
A short documentary about a boy with high-functioning autism, whose life is filled with make-believe. The film follows Jack as he introduces us to his particular tastes in wardrobe, carefully applies costume makeup, and patiently works his way through sewing classes in the hopes of making his own princess ball-gown.
DIR. SHAINA ALLEN | 65 MIN | USA | DOCUMENTARY | CANADIAN PREMIERE
Experience the spirit of a sport in this true story of the Miami Heat Wheels quest for glory, and the journeys of three para-athletes in search of new dreams. Audience Award for Best Documentary, Brooklyn Film Festival
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10:00am – 4:00pm – Arts & Crafts, Live Music & FacePainting
10:30am – 11:00am – Film Screening Series #1
11:00am – 12:30pm – Urban Architecture Workshop by the Design Exchange (10 years – )
11:15am – 11:45 am – Film Screenings Series #2
12:30pm – 1:00pm – Holland-Bloorview Youth Advisory Council Panel Discussion
1:00pm – 2:15pm – Feature Screening: The Rebound
1:00pm – 2:00 pm – Storytelling in the Atrium
2:30pm – 3:00 pm – Film Screenings Series #2
2:30pm – 4:00pm – Stop Motion Animation by the Toronto Animated Image Society (10 years +)
3:15pm-3:45pm – Film Screenings Series #1
All films screened with Open Captioning
All films rated PG by the Ontario Film Authority (2017).
This event is free! Please register in advance!