Don’t have plans for Friday night yet? Check out the OPL Reel Youth Film Festival, happening tomorrow (Friday, April 26) in the Studio Theatre of the Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe.
As a sneak peek, we decided to share with you the amazing short films that will be presented:
REEL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL
100 Second Red Light | From Iran | By: Navid Zare
Two children meet at a busy intersection, and kindness makes them behave in unexpected ways.
Wardrobe | From India | By: Pranav Bhasin
There is definitely something in the closet.
Journal D'un Sevrage (A Diary of Withdrawal) | From: Quebec | By: Marie-Pascale Michel, Rosy Vollant with Wapikoni Mobile
A glimpse into addiction and recovery, through the diary of a young woman.
Gift | From France | By: Yohann Grignou
A pair of French circus performers light up a homeless man’s morning.
Change the Cycle | From Ottawa | By: Angela Williams, Hope Zonruiter, Andrea Ferguson, and Damon Trepanier
Hear about human trafficking in victims' own words - and then hear the voices of local Ottawa youth who want to make change.
Slurp | From the USA | By: Anya Martin
Two brothers enter a ramen-eating challenge, but the bowl is a LOT bigger than they expected.
A Bhadralok’s Adventure | From India | By: Aastha Singh
A young Bengali gentleman has a fascinating adventure, in which his love for film transcends the reality of the city he lives in.
Iris Mullings | From Ottawa | By: Elfreda Tetteh, Timothy Baz
From the high fashion world in London to all night dances in Jamaica, Iris has experienced some wonderful times.
C.O.D. | From Turkey | Onur Dogan
Our working-class hero realizes that the "colorful dreams" promised him are only dreams.
Goodbyes | From Quebec | By: Louis-Philippe Moar, Valerie Flammand, Atos Ottawa, Oshim Ottawa with Wapikani Mobile
To a frenzied beat, Louis-Philippe remembers his love.
Best Efforts | From the USA | Hadley Hillel A black comedy about a misguided teen, a time-traveling wooden top, and the unraveling of fate.
Vanya (Ваня)| From Russia | By: Christine Rabotenko
Vanya’s walk through the park is so much more than it seems.
Friendly Fake | From Ottawa | Meaghan Thew, Tabitha Lewis, Greg Tamarit, Benjamin Hopps, Michael Tremblay
People are not always as nice as they seem, and the risks can be very high. This film by Ottawa youth sheds light on recruitment for human trafficking.
Royal Fool | From Georgia | By: Saba Karseladze
A foolish king is blind while his city burns.
My Clayey Conception | From Iran | By Zanyar Muhammadineko
A veteran of war shapes his memories in clay.
Marie Kandizauskas | From Ottawa | By: Tiana Shivkumar, Kunsang Tsomo
Marie was born in Rīga, Latvia in 1923. Full of hope and happiness, Marie speaks of getting caught in Berlin in the Second World War, of meeting her love, and moving to Canada as a young bride.
Lovebites | From Australia | By: Agaki Bautista, Aram Davern, Michael De Caria, Jonathon Iskov at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment
Cecil the mantis goes on his terrifying first date.
Tainted Truth | From Ottawa | By Reba, Kesniel, Shlomo, Amanda
Misinformation about human trafficking is common on the streets of Ottawa. A group of youth sets the record straight.
Love on Wheels | From Georgia | By: Sandro Kuparashvili aka. William Hemblton
A compelling story of the lengths a father will go for the love of his child.
Mary and Bill Cody | From Nepean | By: Theland Kicknosway
Mary & Bill Cody talk about their ‘firsts’ - first time laying eyes on each other, their first date, and their first Valentine’s gift.
Eddie | From Quebec | Allison Coon-Come
A toy car takes us on a memorable journey through time and culture.
Pink Elephant | From the USA | By: Hunter Hopewell