Talent Lab 2024

Films for High School Students

This is an excellent field trip opportunity for grade 8-12 students to learn about films and cultures from around the world! These weekday screenings of award-winning feature films are followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker or a discussant. Study guides are provided to all participating teachers, offering useful questions, activities and additional resources for integrating each program’s content into the curriculum.

What: 2 feature films – BOYZ and Sister & Sister and a short films program, The Kids Are Alright
: Wed April 10 at 12:30PM (Sister & Sister),  Thurs April 11 at 10AM (BOYZ), Fri April 12 at 1PM (The Kids Are Alright)
Where: VIFF Centre Theatre (feature films) & Roundhouse Community Centre  (short films program)

COST: $7 per student (film + study guide)

TO REGISTER: Closed – registration for R2R 2025 will open in February!

At different stages of their young adulthood, sisters Luna and Marina use their summer vacation to track down their absent father. Along the way they learn a thing or two about each other, themselves, and the beautiful simplicity of life. An intimate and tender tale of sisterhood in the urban tropics, and a rich portrayal of colourful teenage life.

As they grow into adults, gen Z teens Maxime, Julian and Vilas soak up the final days of their open and vulnerable friendship – soon they will part ways and be tested when new opportunities beckon. BOYZ is a compassionate examination of the rich complexity of male-friendship, set against the quotidian backdrop of coming of age.

The Kids Are Alright

There are challenges in life that test us, stretch our capacity for love and compassion, and invite us to know ourselves. Through adversity, kindness, and sometimes comedy, this collection of masterful shorts offers a glimpse at our expansive and nuanced human nature

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