2021 Nickel Independent Film Festival

Roots of Lacrosse + Youth Shorts

Expired July 26, 2021 2:30 AM
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12 films in package
Saturday, July 24: Land Acknowledgement and Trailer
Girl with the Red Balloon
A delightful animated music video for Girl with the Red Balloon by Zolty Cracker.
Beyond the Line
A wheelchair dreams of one day being fast like a racing car. One night, the wheelchair decides to do its own race in the hospital hallway. Will the wheelchair be able to fulfill his dream tonight?
See Us
Taylor Gaudon, a partially sighted writer/director explores the efforts of Emilee and Hannah Schevers in the creation of a virtual community called TruFaces which empowers, celebrates and unites individuals living with disabilities.
The Pursuit of Knowledge
An animated retelling of one's struggle in balancing the dichotomy of emotional and intellectual development.
A thank you to nurses.
In the near future, Marion is an isolated teenage girl living in a high rise above the city and dreaming of the forest. Inside a lonely apartment, she struggles to overcome her stifled relationship with her mother. She enrols in a virtual reality high school, where she befriends another student named Cassidy. But as Marion spends more time at school, she starts to wonder how much is real and how much is part of the simulation.
Ivet and Michuco
Ivet, a 6-year-old girl, gets in all kinds of fun trouble with her adorable cat puppet Michuco.
An uplifting short film about COVID-19 and the BLM movement from the perspective of America's youth. Filmed remotely during the pandemic of 2020, the story follows a group of young people who discover how to be physically distance but socially together. Their connection makes them unstoppable.
Roots of Lacrosse
Many lacrosse players and coaches often don’t know that the origins of the game of lacrosse has it’s roots in North American Indigenous nations.This short documentary provides a brief history of the sacred and cultural aspects of this sport, originally played for the Creator.
Nickel School Tour (French Shore Academy) - Covid's Impact on Schools
Nickel School Tour (Gill Memorial Academy) - From Slate's to Screen
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A doc about the indigenous roots of Canada's official sport (Roots of Lacrosse) along with a series of short films that can be enjoyed by young people of all ages. Presented by Take the Shot.