2015 Festival Programs


Option A & F
I am Me
AGES 7-11
Monday January 12, 2015 @ 9:45-11:45 am AND Wednesday January 14, 2015 @
12:15-2:15 pm
Showplace Peterborough-290 George St.

Learning about and celebrating the differences between ourselves, our families and our cultural backgrounds, helps us to develop self-awareness, understanding and tolerance.  The short films in this programme demonstrate the importance of being true to oneself and appreciating diversity, while exploring the power of friendship and perseverance.


Option B
Cultural Celebrations
  AGES 7-11                       CANCELLED 
Monday January 12, 2015 @ 12:15-2:15 pm
Showplace Peterborough-290 George St.

The films and performance in cultural celebrations 2015 offer students the opportunity to experience the vibrant and unique stories perspectives, and cultural practices of Canada’s aboriginal people.

“Oral storytelling is at the heart of most Indigenous cultures. By telling our stories -in our own languages, from our own experiences – we are able to pass on knowledge and values and connect with each other and the world around us.”

-Tara Williamson of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation, ReFrame Board Member

Option C
                                                                              (SOLD OUT)
Walk in My Shoes
  AGES 11-13
Tuesday January 13, 2015 @ 9:45-11:45 am
Showplace Peterborough-290 George St.

‘Do not judge a book by its cover.’ This collection of short films explores the impact that quick judgments and stereotypical attitudes can have on individuals who are in some way different from the norm.  The stories told in these films teach the importance of empathy, compassion and understanding, while demonstrating the amazing resilience of their protagonists.


Option D
Journey to a New Life
  AGES 11-13
Tuesday January 13, 2015 @ 12:15-2:15 pm
Showplace Peterborough-290 George St.

 Refugees – people who are caught between life under difficult conditions in their home countries and the threat of losing their identity in a strange land – live in many countries around the world today. The short films in this programme focus on the complex lives of refugees and immigrants.  We witness, through their eyes, the harsh and unstable situations that they face in their homelands, and watch as hope for a better life sustains them on their journeys to new homes.


Option E
Creativity Unleashed
7-11     (SOLD OUT)                      Wednesday January 14, 2014 @9:45-11:00 amShowplace Peterborough – 290 George St.

In this series of vibrant short films, we witness how curiosity, imagination, ingenuity and creative problem-solving can lead to wonderful discoveries.


Option G & I
Animania and Fantastic Friendships
  AGES 6-8
Thursday January 15, 2015 @9:45-11:45 am AND 
Thursday January 15, 2015 @12:15-2:15 pm
Showplace Peterborough – 290 George St.

This vibrant collection of animated and live action short films shows how co-operation, creativity, generosity, and perseverance are the keys to rewarding friendships.


Option H & J        
Butterflies, Bugs, Birds, and Blooms
   AGES 6-12 *NEW*
Thursday January 15, 2015 @ 9:45-11:00 am AND 
Thursday January 15, 2015 @ 11:15 am -12:30 pm
Galaxy Cinema – 320 Water St.

These engaging environmental themed films explore the wonders of our amazing planet while encouraging us to think critically about how our actions impact the world. Included this year is a very special film entitled Flight of the Butterflies which will be shown in 3D!