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IB Film Festival 2016

IB Film Festival draws large audience

Budding Upper Canada College moviemakers put their work on display at the sixth annual IB Film Festival at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox on April 27.

Groups of three or four IB film students collaborated on each of the short flicks, and the night featured 10 films from Grade 11 UCC students and six from those in Grade 12. The films account for 50 per cent of the final mark for the Grade 12 boys.

Students from Branksome Hall and The York School also had their movies shown.

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David Crawford and some of UCC’s filmmakers at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

“Branksome and York are both IB film schools along with us, so we show them all at the same time,” says UCC film and digital media head David Crawford. “It’s the culmination of the year for all of the hard work they’ve done.”

Three hundred people came out for the event and were pleased with the results.

“The turnout was very good and the films were very good,” says Crawford. “It was a fun night and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.”

Crawford offered high praise for two UCC films in particular: Room 106 from a group of boarders at Wedd’s House; and one from a group led by Aidan Power called Always Brothers. Both of those films were also shown earlier in the month at UCC’s Nuit Bleue spring arts festival.

You can watch a trailer for Always Brothers here.

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