The Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth runs from April 10th to the 17th at different venues in Vancouver. Read about it in the Vancouver Sun or on the festival’s official site. Also part of the event is the third annual R2R Youth Media Conference, “with a panel, interactive presentations, a Behind the Scenes Expo, a program of short films, and the Youth Filmmakers Showcase”, according to the festival organizers. This year’s them is digital literacy. One of this year’s films is All the Time in the World, the true story of a family that goes back to the land for “a reprieve.”
The Contact Dance International Film Festival will take place in Toronto May 13th through 15th, the InsideToronto reports. What’s contact dance? Social dancing, but definitely not ballroom. Think martial arts moves used, not for self-defense, but “to communicate, dance and express.” The festival is produced by REAson d’etre dance productions and offers a program of 27 films from 12 countries, plus “dance workshops, jams and parties.” You can read more at the festival site, and watch some dancing below.
A+DFF stands for Architecture and Design Film Festival, and the fourth annual edition is taking place in Winnipeg on April 15th through 19th, ChrisD.ca tells us. Screenings will be at Cinematheque, the WAG, Millennium Library and MAKE/Coffee+Stuff. The festival site says of its offerings: “Primarily documentaries, we are also showing fictional feature and short films, which explore our built environment with great humour.” One of the documentaries is Strange and Familiar: Architecture of Fogo Island: