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Reel Youth Film Festival

ALT | International Shorts | High School Outreach

The Reel Youth Film Festival pulls together a collection of short films from across the globe—all made by youth. Chosen by a youth selection panel from over 1500 submissions, this collection shows you the world through the eyes of an emerging group of gifted filmmakers.

Big Girls Don't Cry

Director: Rebecca Shapass / USA, 2016, 10 min.
Jess, a 90s-era spunky tweenaged girl is more than happy to miss her own birthday party in order to challenge the boys ate the skate park, in the hope of winning equal treatment for herself and her best friend. more...

Jasmine Stung

Director: Partho Gupte / India, 2017, 5 min.
A 10-year-old child trying to sell jasmine flowers on a hot and busy Mumbai street, in the hope of getting his little sister her first meal of the day. more...


Director: Yohann Grignou / France, 2017, 2 min.
Have you ever lightened a stranger’s soul ? more...

Rami & Mohammed's Story

Director: Khaled Ahmed, Mohamed B., Rami Al Mitwali, Fouad Hammoud / Canada, 2018, 4 min.
Mohammed and Rami are newcomers to Canada. Having been forcibly displaced by violence, they are seeking a safer life in Canada. more...


Director: Shira Haimovici / Israel, 2017, 4 min.
A house cat escapes her dull life and spends the night with a street cat in a sketchy night club nearby. more...

The Bunny Odyssey

Director: Taerang Yun / South Korea, 2018, 5 min.
The long-suffering laboratory bunny plans his escape and changes the course of history. more...


Director: Timothy Ross / Switzerland, 2018, 4 min.
In a society that mistrusts foreigners, a Swiss lawyer faces prejudice due to his Middle-Eastern origins. more...

Matriarch Rising

Director: Helen Motts Tommy, Savannah M. Kelly Yellowbird, Shaina W., Jenna Quock / Canada, 2018, 3 min.
After profound cultural loss, a generation of indigenous women rebuilds and reconnects. more...

Little Jerusalem

Director: Monika Navickaite / Lithuania, 2017, 7 min.
Like the other teenagers in his neighbourhood, Vytautas looks like a street gang member, eats kebabs, and is afraid of anything he can not understand. But one night, his weird brother joins him and Vytautas has to choose between his complexes and brotherly love. more...

Gone Astray

Director: Mabel Ye / USA, 2018, 4 min.
A noir mystery, in which a weary detective searches for a missing loved one through a series of flashbacks. more...


Director: Gage Oxley / UK, 2017, 6 min.
Tells of the inner conflict that one man faces when exploring sexuality, acceptance, fear, and love. more...

Urban Poetry

Director: Anton Guttenberg / Germany, 2017, 1 min.
A poem made out of graffiti, to give those a voice who are unheard or ignored. more...

If Teardrops Were Pennies

Director: Tiana Bates, Alexandria Sayers / Canada, 2017, 7 min.
Julia Cockney shares the impact of being taken from her family at age seven, and growing up in a Residential School. Now as an adult, her heart is finding its way home. more...


Director: Anya Martin / USA, 2018, 2 min.
Two brothers enter a ramen-eating challenge, but the bowl is a LOT bigger than they thought. more...


Director: Han Pham / Canada, 2018, 5 min.
A woman unravels as her body is commodified by media and society. more...

My Clayey Conception

Director: Zanyar Muhammadineko / Iran, 2017, 3 min.
A veteran of war shapes his memories in clay. more...


Director: Radheya Jegatheva / Australia, 2017, 8 min.
A film that explores the relationship between man and technology… told from the perspective of a phone. more...


Director: Karina Jesson / Canada, 2017, 3 min.
A young woman tries to convince her pushy friend, as well as herself, that it’s possible to be happy alone. more...

Gary, Mary, Barry, and Craig

Director: Ben Cockell, Sylvie Hopkins, Rani Li , Owen Liu, Carissa Clarkson / Canada, 2017, 8 min.
A filmmaker with a passion for the paranormal tracks down a werewolf-human couple who live with a ghost. more...

Director Various
Country of Origin: Various
Year: 2018
Running Time: 91 mins
Format: DCP
Classification: PG - Coarse language; violence
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Print Source: Reel Youth Film Festival


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