This eclectic assortment of funny, beautiful, and innovative animated films from France will transport you on a variety of journeys, filled with imagination and creativity. The collection includes: Joseph's Snails, The Silence Beneath the Bark, Jean-François, Barking Island (Cannes Palme d'or du court-métrage 2010), The Moor, French Roast, Two Partridges, and Logorama (pictured above), which won the Prix Kodak at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2010.

Let British Columbia’s top student filmmakers inspire you to pursue your artistic ambition. Young Filmmakers Showcase is a unique presentation of the best new works created by young filmmakers across British Columbia. This series of entertaining and well-crafted short films will be followed by an award presentation and jury notes. An audience award will also be determined by secret ballot! Join us for an evening of inspiration, and cast your vote.

On a rock in the woods, a clumsy frog dreams of being a ballerina and dancing on stage. This is his own tale of the day his dream nearly came true.

Revealed through a series of lively watercolour paintings, this animated short traces a budding romance. But it's not about whether girl can get along with boy; it's about whether girl can accept herself, imperfections and all.This charming film is also a tribute to the art of storyboarding, a time-honoured way of rendering scenes while pointing the way to the dramatic arc of the tale. Thursday, April 14, 9:45 AM, Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

A hologram musician misses his girlfriend, feels uninspired, and finds it hard to concentrate on his work.

Thursday, April 14, 9:45 AM, Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

A delicate, sensitive evocation of burgeoning desire, this animated film follows the steps of a young girl in the midst of transformation, clearly delineating that odd moment when the wish to remain a child accompanies the yearning for self-discovery.

Thursday, April 14, 9:45 AM, Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

A young Aboriginal girl's hopes and dreams are re-negotiated within the walls and tunnels of the institution of education. Thursday, April 14, 9:45 AM, Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

An adaptation of Bernice Eisenstein’s acclaimed illustrated memoir, this inventive animation weaves together a political and personal history using the healing power of humour. Thursday, April 14, 9:45 AM VancityTheatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

Pacific Northwest Native American artist and activist Louie Gong uses Coast Salish art with pop culture icon Vans Shoes, to create custom skate shoes. While many are drawn to his shoes because they represent the meeting of multiple worlds, others simply appreciate their freshness and originality. Thursday, April 14, 9:45 AM VancityTheatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

There are only about fifteen Nuxalk language speakers and storytellers in Bella Coola, British Columbia. Director Banci Hanuse wants to ask one of them, her 80-year-old grandmother, if she can film her telling stories in the language she first heard them in, but cannot bring herself to do it. She asks herself whether an electronic recording can capture the true meaning of these oral traditions. Thursday, April 14, 9:45 AM, Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

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