SCOUT FILM FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS OUTSTANDING FILMS FROM THE ARCHIVE
1. I'm Afraid - Scout Film Festival 2016 Nominee Animation, Female Filmmakerby Kate Reid - Canada
I'm Afraid is an exploration of teenage fears and anxieties as shared by one Canadian Grade 12 Drama Class from Markham Ontario. Created in May 2015, it was originally used with live voiceover as part of the Unionville Arts High School senior year-end drama performance, (It's Not) The End of the World.
2. Lonely Highway - Scout Film Festival 2017 Winner Best DocumentaryBy Andy Kwiatkowski - United States/China
Andy attended Youth Documentary Academy to make a documentary about growing up with an autistic disorder and turned the camera on himself, his parents and sister in telling a deeply personal account. His film LONELY HIGHWAY is an intimate portrayal of family love and support as they come to terms with the unique challenges of and resilience necessary to being on the autistic spectrum.
3. These Thin Walls - Scout Film Festival 2016 Drama and Winner Best ScreenplayBy Sam Friedman, Max Harrison and Annaliese Rozos - United States
This film explores the relationship between two neighbors after discovering they can talk through the thin walls that separate their apartments.
4. Growing Alice - Scout Film Festival 2019 Drama, Female Filmmaker - Winner Best Actor and Overall FilmBy Danilo Zambrano - Ireland
A girl’s changing relationship with her mother is observed from the point of view of her bedroom mirror.
5. Soaring Soldiers - Scout Film Festival 2019 Winner Best DramaBy Cecilie Elmholt Skou - Denmark
Albert lives in his own little universe; a universe where turtles can fly in parachutes and all of the world’s diseases can be cured. Albert and his best friend Theodor often play on the rooftop of Albert’s apartment, it is the only place where time stands still and where everything is possible. For many years, Albert’s mother has suffered from incurable cancer, but Albert has a hard time understanding how bad the disease really is. He believes that he can cure his mother through the games he plays with Theodor.
6. For Isabelle - Scout Film Festival 2017 Nominee Drama, Female FilmmakerBy Tilly Hobkirk - Australia
Isabelle has waved to the man upstairs every day since she was little. She collects the little wooden animals he makes for her, even after he dies.