One of my favourite film festivals in the city is the delightful TIFFKids International Film Festival (April 9 to 21) held in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in the heart of the entertainment district. This annual event hosts some of the best films from around the world for the littlest movie lover in your life. Many screenings are world, North American, or Canadian premieres.
Canada’s first 3D animated feature is about three Inuit youths living on the Arctic tundra who go in search of Sarila, a promised land, hoping to save their clan from famine. It is also the story of a fight to the death between two shamans, the young Markussi, who finds his destiny on the journey to the mythical Sarila, and the aged Croolik who feels his power threatened by the young shaman. Voice actors include Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer as well as rising Canadian talents Dustin Milligan and Rachelle Lefevre. Age recommendation 8 and up.
and Ella out to sea. Suddenly, a poacher swoops in and ships the turtles off to be part of a spectacular aquarium show for tourists in Dubai. The kingpin of the place, a seahorse named Big D, enlists them in his plans for a great escape. But with their new friends, Sammy and Ray hatch breakout plans of their own. After a series of thrilling adventures and narrow escapes, our heroes head south to meet up with Shelly, Sammy’s first and only love.
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The TIFF Kids International Film Festival takes place at TIFF Bell Lightbox from April 9 through April 21.