TIFF Kids Review: Loot Bag - Follow Your Dreams!

The Magic Piano… is not just the best film I’ve seen at TIFF Kids, but one of the best films I’ve seen all year. It also has the distinction of being a truly marvelous 3-D film, making exceptional use of the technology to create a time, place, and sense of elevation and transportation (literally in both cases).

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Sprockamania! Wait… make that TIFFKidsamonium!

Sprockamania! Wait… make that TIFFKidsamonium!

TIFF Kids Review: First Position

First Position is about young people between the ages of 9 and 19 competing in the Youth America Grand Prix, which is described as one of the key ballet competitions for young people in the world. Older winners (i.e. 14 and above) get scholarships to prestigious dance schools all over the world. Younger winners (i.e. the terrifying young people who can contort themselves into the size and shape of hand luggage) get glory, and plenty of eyes on them as they advance into their careers.

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TIFF Kids Review: The Great Bear

This is a greatly appealing concept for me – a movie about an adventure involving a centuries-old brown bear the size of an apartment complex, who has concealed himself successfully in an ancient forest for so long that a grove of trees has taken permanent residence on his back.

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TIFF Kids! Preview 2012

Max and I popped into the Lightbox last week to talk about TIFF Kids, which starts April 10! Fortunately, the Substream’s camera robots were there to capture our chat…