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2013 Film Listings
Below is our list of films available for the 2013 festival. We are thrilled to present an extraordinary selection of films - many of which we are premiering at RFFF! These films are guaranteed to engage, entertain and educate kids and adults alike!

We are screening films for kids of all ages: from K to Grade 12, you are sure to find something that's perfect for you and your family.

Click here for a complete schedule of movie times...

Education Week Film Info

Rated: PG
This powerful film, based on a true story, uses strong vocabulary and thematic situations which accurately depicts the maliciousness of cyberbullying incidents. Not recommended for viewers under the ages 13 unless accompanied by an adult. If you have concerns please contact schools@reelfunfilmfest.com or cathy@reelfunfilmfest.com.

Cyberbully
USA / Drama / English / 120 min /
Ages 13+

Based on a true story, "Cyberbully" folllows Taylor Hillridge (Emily Osment), a teenage girl who falls victim to online bullying, and the cost it takes on her as well as her friends and family. Taylor is a pretty seventeen-year-old student whose mom gives her a computer for her birthday and is excited by the prospect of going online to meet new friends. However, Taylor soon finds herself the victim of betrayal and bullying while visiting a popular social website and becoming obsessed with damaging posts. She begins to withdraw from her family and friends and is tormented and afraid to face her peers at school. After a life-changing event, Taylor learns that she is not alone – meeting other teens who have had similar experiences. Taylor's mom reels from the incident and takes on the school system and state legislation to help prevent others from going through the same harrowing ordeal as her daughter.. 

Screening Times:
Feb 27 9:30 am / Feb 28 12:30 pm /

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Rated: G

I Am Eleven
Australia / Documentary / English / 93 min /
Ages 10+

I Am Eleven is a globe-spanning portrait of humanity at a crucial age - no longer children, not quite adults, preparing to inherit a world changing as quickly and dramatically as they are. This documentary focuses on a series of eleven-year-olds from 15 countries, each speaking in their own words and revealing the private obsessions and public concerns that animate their lives. It is simultaneously an epic survey of the similarities and distinctions between cultures and an intimate account of these young personalities finding their way in the world today.

Screening Times:
Feb 27 9:30 am / Mar 1 9:30 am

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Rated: G

Little Red Wagon
USA / Drama / English / 104 min /
Ages 10-16

Little Red Wagon is based on the inspirational true story of eight-year-old Zach Bonner on his quest to change the world with nothing more than his beat-up red wagon and a blazing spirit of philanthropy. When Zach sets out to help homeless children in America in the wake of Hurricane Charley, by walking from his house in Tampa, Florida to the White House and assembling and handing out his 'Zach Packs", he must overcome bureaucrats and blisters and capture the hearts of his fractured family and the entire nation. This truly inspirational true story is sure to inspire any viewer regardless of age.

Click here to lean more about Zach and his project...

Screening Times:
Feb 25 9:30 am / Feb 27 12:30 pm / Feb 28 9:30 am

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Rated: G

Magic
USA / Drama / English / 92 min /
Ages 7+

Magic the dog (voiced by Christopher Lloyd) is an angel sent to heal a broken family. Brad (Leo Grillo), the father, is a busy lawyer who does the best he can to raise his daughter Kayla (Sammi Hanratty) alone, since the passing of his wife seven years ago. Kayla, in denial of her mother's death, believes she is still coming back. One night, Magic comes to their home and Kayla hides him from the people tracking him; Dr. Ortero (Robert Davi) and Sarah (Lori Heuring), along with a medical laboratory's security force. After she runs away from home to elude the scientists, Kayla becomes bonded to Magic in a special way. Sarah, after having an epiphany about the dog, helps Brad find him. Along the way Magic fulfills his angelic role as the catalyst that helps Brad, Kayla and Sarah discover the love they have for each other. 

Screening Times:
Feb 25 9:30 am / Feb 27 12:30 pm

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Rated: G

One Life
USA / Documentary / English / 85 min /
Ages 12-17

This breathtaking BBC Earth documentary focuses on 5,000,000 species from all over the world with 5,000,000 different ways of staying alive. Narrated by Daniel Craig, this story takes us from birth through to the creation of the next generation- then takes us one step further- revealing that whether we have wings or flippers, eight legs or two, the triumphant story of live connects us all. 

Screening Times:
Feb 28 9:30 am / Mar 1 12:30 pm

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Rated: G

Wickie and The Treasure of the Gods 3D
Germany / Adventure Comedy / English (Dubbed) / 96 min /
Ages 8+

When will little Wickie finally become a real Viking? This question is giving his father HALVAR sleepless nights. But when Sven the Terrible kidnaps the chief of Flake, Wickie unexpectedly gets his big chance. As deputy chief, he leads the Mighty Vikings Tjure Snorre Urobe , Gorm, Ulme and Faxe , thereby attracting the help of the fearless Svenja . They set sail for the Cape of Fear and, after a whirlwind of adventures, reach Sven's castle where Halvar is incarcerated. However, the greatest task still awaits the Viking troupe. They set off over raging oceans, tropical beaches and dangerous icy wastelands in pursuit of the legendary treasure of the Gods, pitting themselves against an equally determined Sven the Terrible – but Wickie wouldn't be Wickie if he hadn't a few tricks up his sleeve to prevent Sven getting there first.

Screening Times:
Feb 26 12:30 pm / Feb 28 12:30 pm

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Rated: G

Victor and the Secret of Crocodile Mansion
Germany / Action Adventure / English (Dubbed) / 91 min /
Ages 10+

11-year old Victor is both thrilled and mystified when his family moves into his grand-uncle's somber mansion filled with African masks, taxidermy crocodile mounts - and a dark secret: Four decades ago, his grand-cousin Cecilia, at the same age as he is now, lost her life, and the circumstances of her death still remain obscure.

Alone with his teenage sisters, Victor plays with his sword in front of the big mirror in the parlor - and is shocked when he sees the reflection of a masked man! A burglar? The gruff, elderly housekeeper, thinks it was just Victor's imagination running wild. Or is she trying to draw a veil over the truth?

When Victor finds Cecilia's diary in a secret drawer her wax paintings sends shivers down his spine, did Cecilia foresee her own murder?...

Screening Times:
Feb 25 12:30 pm / Feb 26 9:30 am / Mar 1 12:30 pm

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Rated: G

Will
UK, ,Turkey / Drama / English / 102 min /


Eleven-year-old Will Brennan is Liverpool FC's biggest fan. At his boys' school in England, Will's love and knowledge of The Beautiful Game even outshines his football-obsessed mates. But life is turned upside down when his long-absent father, Gareth, reappears with tickets to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul.

But before the two can start anew, Gareth dies suddenly, impossibly -- this time leaving Will forever. Searching for a sliver of meaning in a world that seems to have abandoned him, Will runs away to Turkey to honour his father's memory and to be with his beloved Liverpool F.C

En route, and needing help, Will befriends Alek, a former Bosnian football star who abandoned the game after a tragic event during his country's civil war. Despite his initial reluctance, Alek finds himself inspired by Will's heroic journey and agrees to take him to Istanbul. And thus this unlikely pair of underdogs takes to the road, battling fate and fortune in a desperate bid to prove to themselves that it's never too late to dream!

Starring : award winning Bob Hoskins, Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis

Screening Times:
Feb 26 12:30 pm

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Rated: G

A Martian Picnic
USA / Animated / English / 6 min /


A hapless Martian and his companion have an unexpected encounter during an outing to a seemingly barren asteroid; they are not alone. 'A Martian Picnic' is a stop motion animated short film that follows the misadventures of Ollie, the befuddled Martian, as he competes with a mysterious creature for the contents of his picnic lunch.. 

Screening Times:
Feb 25 12:30 pm / Feb 26 9:30 am / Mar 2 10:00 am, 1:00 pm

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Rated: G

A Sea Turtle Story
Canada / Animated / English / 8 min /


A Sea Turtle Story is a moving and exquisite stop-motion animated film that chronicles the life cycle of this critically endangered species. Capturing the beauty of the ecosystems that sea turtles inhabit, the film is ideal for all audiences, and for teaching young and old alike about these fascinating creatures of the sea. 

Screening Times:
Feb 25 12:30 pm / Feb 26 9:30 am / Mar 2 10:00 am, 1:00 pm

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Rated: G

Ballet of Unhatched Chicks
USA / Animated / English / 2 min /


Chicks hatching out from eggs get a spotlight from the world. They celebrate this warm and happy moment by dancing ballet together.

Screening Times:
Feb 25 12:30 pm / Feb 26 9:30 am / Mar 2 10:00 am, 1:00 pm

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Rated: G

Flat Frog
Italy / Animated / English / 6 min /


Flat Frog is based on the misadventures of two rustic frogs that are always anxious to cross the road in search of females. Ever the ignorant optimists, the two rubes manage to get run over again and again out on the road but this never seems to dampen their enthusiasm or their certainty that a bevy of beautiful young female frogs is always just around the corner awaiting them.

Screening Times:
Feb 25 12:30 pm / Feb 26 9:30 am / Mar 2 10:00 am, 1:00 pm

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Rated: G

Oscar Nominated FilmFresh Guacamole
USA / Animated / English / 2 min /


In this follow-up to the stop-motion hit Western Spaghetti, director PES transforms familiar objects into Fresh Guacamole. Fresh Guacamole has also been nominated for an Academy Award!

Screening Times:
Feb 25 12:30 pm / Feb 26 9:30 am / Mar 2 10:00 am, 1:00 pm

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Rated: G

Joanna Makes a Friend
Canada / LIve Action / English / 15 min /


A young girl, Joanna, is ostracized from kids at school. Lonely, she retreats into the books of HP Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. Her imagination then comes to life, when Joanna builds herself a robot friend from the odds and ends in her father's garage. Instantly popular, she learns that even those you love the most can turn their backs. This gothic and stylized film explores the desire for love and acceptance we all share.

Screening Times:
Feb 25 12:30 pm / Feb 26 9:30 am / Mar 2 10:00 am, 1:00 pm

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Rated: G

Nuts & Robbers
Canada / Animated / English / 5 min /


Surly, a curmudgeon, independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter - Maury's Nut Store.

Screening Times:
Feb 25 12:30 pm / Feb 26 9:30 am / Mar 2 10:00 am, 1:00 pm

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Rated: G

Paper Plane
Italy / Animated / English / 2 min /


Thanks to creativity and talent, Tim manages to make his dream come true and fly through a starry night sky...

The story is set in his secret treehouse where he frees imagination at night time.

Screening Times:
Feb 25 12:30 pm / Feb 26 9:30 am / Mar 2 10:00 am, 1:00 pm

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Rated: G

The Hoarders
Australia / Live Action / English / 12 min /


Two inseparable friends, Bogart and Griffin lose the Key to open a box containing a gift for their friend Lily and in the frantic search that ensues they come to realise that the act of giving is more important than the gift itself.

Screening Times:
Feb 25 12:30 pm / Feb 26 9:30 am / Mar 2 10:00 am, 1:00 pm

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Rated: G

The Gruffalo's Child
UK / Animated / English / 27 min /


In The Gruffalo's Child, the young daughter of the forest Gruffalo gathers her courage and sets off into the woods in search of the Big Bad Mouse that her father's warned her about. Her journey brings her face to face with the Snake, the Owl, and the Fox, each of whom directs her further into the woods on her quest for the legendary monster of her father's stories. But when she finally encounters him, she feels unthreatened by his size, and the clever little Mouse has to think fast to avoid becoming a late-night snack.

Screening Times:
Feb 25 12:30 pm / Feb 26 9:30 am / Mar 2 10:00 am, 1:00 pm

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Rated: G

The Shark Riddle
USA / Documentary / English / 31 min /


What is the biggest shark in the ocean, and what do its teeth look like? That is the mysterious riddle that The Riddle Solvers must figure out. Join their adventure through the pages of a magical journal to solve this riddle and meet a raucous group of singing sea lions, experience the underwater game show Are You a Shark?, hear a shark lullaby, go to shark camp and discover the powerful and magnificent world of sharks. This charming and hilarious look at the ocean's top predators has received 'two fins up' from sharks everywhere.

Screening Times:
Feb 25 12:30 pm / Feb 26 9:30 am

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Rated: G

Will and the Wheel
Italy / Animated / English / 6 min /


Will, an enterprising hamster, tries building an ingenious and mysterious machinery using his beloved wheel..

Screening Times:
Feb 25 12:30 pm / Feb 26 9:30 am / Mar 2 10:00 am, 1:00 pm

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Public Event Film Info
Rated: G

Reel Interactive Family Film Day

Join us at the new Canada's Sports Hall of Fame for a very special day for the whole family. Watch our carefully assembled series of Reel Fun Shorts, and take in some of the interactive filmmaking booths as well as the amazing interactive exhibits at the Hall of Fame.

Please note - due to venue restrictions, we are running 2 sessions on the day: The morning session is from 10am - 1pm, and the afternoon session is from 1pm - 4pm. Please note that guests will not be allowed to stay for both sessions in order to admit as many film lovers as possible to the event.

March 2nd 10:00am - 1pm, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
March 2nd 1pm - 4pm
, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

SOLD OUT

Rated: G

Reel Fun Special Family Screening

Will
UK, Turkey / Drama / English / 102 min /


Eleven-year-old Will Brennan is Liverpool FC's biggest fan. At his boys' school in England, Will's love and knowledge of The Beautiful Game even outshines his football-obsessed mates. But life is turned upside down when his long-absent father, Gareth, reappears with tickets to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul.

But before the two can start anew, Gareth dies suddenly, impossibly -- this time leaving Will forever. Searching for a sliver of meaning in a world that seems to have abandoned him, Will runs away to Turkey to honour his father's memory and to be with his beloved Liverpool F.C

En route, and needing help, Will befriends Alek, a former Bosnian football star who abandoned the game after a tragic event during his country's civil war. Despite his initial reluctance, Alek finds himself inspired by Will's heroic journey and agrees to take him to Istanbul. And thus this unlikely pair of underdogs takes to the road, battling fate and fortune in a desperate bid to prove to themselves that it's never too late to dream!

Starring : award winning Bob Hoskins, multi Emmy award winner Damian Lewis

SOLD OUT


Rated: G


Old Fashioned Family Matinée

Once again we are thrilled to provide a special presentation of a classic silent era film, in partnership with National Music Foundation. Chris Maric will be playing a full live soundtrack to the film using some of the incredible collection of instruments from the NMF including keyboards, percussion, theramins and other electronic instruments! Audience members will be invited onstage after the film to try out some of the instruments.

Seats are limited, so to guarentee you seats, you can purchase your tickets ahead of time online, and save up to 30%!
Click here to purchase tickets online

Screening Time:
March 3rd 1:30pm, Plaza Theatre

Buster Keaton's Three Ages.
USA / Comedy / Silent / 63 min / Ages 8+


Three plots in three different historical periods—prehistoric times, ancient Rome, and modern times (the Roaring Twenties)—are intercut to prove the point that men's love for woman have not significantly changed throughout history. In all three plots, characters played by Buster Keaton and Wallace Beery compete for the attention of the same woman, played by Margaret Leahy.

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