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9:00 PM on March 9th 

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The Good Mother

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Screening time: Friday, March 9 at 9 PM
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00:05:36 
Sarah Clift, UK
BC Premiere
A Mexican mother embarks upon an epic journey to find the right piñata to break open at her son’s birthday party. This is a funny and surprising film that ends with a satisfying twist.
Credits: Director and writer: Sarah Clift; Producer: Madrefoca; Cinematographer: Matías Penachino; Editors: John Mayes (UK), Tamara Levy (Mexico); Composer: Brendan Woithe at KLANG; Lead Actors: Monica del Carmen, Abraham Espíndola, Fermín Martínez, Mary Paz Mata, Ángel Garnica, Rupert Degas
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Laymun

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Screening time: Friday, March 9 at 9 PM
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00:04:42
Catherine Prowse, UK 
Canadian Premiere
This beautifully animated film tells the story of a gardener working amidst the crumbling walls of a Middle Eastern city, affected by the destruction of war. But her plants, left on doorsteps and window-sills, give hope and life.
Credits: Made by: Catherine Prowse and Hannah Quinn

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To Be

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Screening time: Friday, March 9 at 9 PM
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00:06:00 
Farzaneh Omidvarnia, Denmark
Canadian Premiere
Original and affecting, puppets and film are married to effectively capture the challenges of migrants in a journey to find safety and comfort.
Credits: Director, writer, producer, animator: Farzaneh Omidvarnia; Editor: Ehsan Vaseghi; Cinematographer: Dariush Nastooh; Composer: Sassan Mohebbi
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Nana

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Screening time: Friday, March 9 at 9 PM
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Directed by:
00:05:05 
Alexandra Kellner, Ontario 

In this animation, Vera Reiner recounts the story of how she was removed from her home in Budapest and taken prisoner during the Nazi occupation of Austria and Hungary in 1944. With a sense of humour and unexpected joy, Vera describes her experience of survival and of reunification with her family.

Credits: Director: Ali Kellner; Producer: Sheridan College; Composer: Iva Delic

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Golden Hour

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Screening time: Friday, March 9 at 9 PM
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00:21:41 
Claudia Vogt, Germany
North American Premiere
Narrated by the innermost thoughts of school-children, this affectionate film follows a janitor as he spends his day moving through empty hallways and classrooms, taking in the traces left by youngsters full of promise, hope, and imagination.
Credits: Director, writer, and editor: Claudia Vogt; Producers: Claudia Vogt and Karola Film; Cinematographer: Florian Wurzer; Composer: Robert Hinz and Remmer Kruse; Lead Actor: Mohammad Khalid
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The World in Your Window

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Screening time: Friday, March 9 at 9 PM
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00:14:54 
Zoe McIntosh, New Zealand
Canadian Premiere

Eight-year-old Jesse lives in a twilight world of sadness and silence, squeezed into a tiny caravan with his grief-stricken father. They’re in limbo, existing more than living. The child intuitively understands that looking forward is harder than looking back; that’s where life happens. But they are stuck until an unlikely friendship unlocks the means for Jesse to liberate his father and himself. A hopeful story about a surprising act of kindness.

Credits: Director: Zoe Mcintosh; Producer: Hamish Mortland; Writers: Zoe Mcintosh and Costa Botes; Cinematographer: Marty Williams; Editor: Annie Collins; Composers: Rhian Sheehan and Ewan Clark; Lead Actors: David Lolofakangalo Rounds, Lena Regan, Joe Folau

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Anissa 2002

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Screening time: Friday, March 9 at 9 PM
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00:48:00 
Fabienne Facco, France
Canadian Premiere
Sixteen-year-old Anissa suddenly rebels against her parent’s wishes and runs away into the French countryside. She befriends two travelling strangers who, without understanding the consequence of their actions, help Anissa find the independence she seeks.
Credits: Director and writer: Fabienne Facco; Producers: Lucie Duchêne and Julien Gittinger; Cinematographer: Benjamin Chartier; Editor: Idit Bloch; Composer: Fred Avril, Philippe Monthaye, Mathieu, Mathieu Cesarsky; Lead Actors: Natacha Krief, Daniel Horn

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March 6 - 11, 2018 at the VIFF Vancity Theatre