Passionate Pursuits

Director(s): Multiple Directors
Country: Canada, France, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States
Language: In English or w/English subtitles
Multiple Film Types | 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 | 80 min
Recommended for ages 8+ (Parental Guidance: Ages 8+)

Passionate Pursuits – Stories of people with a passion so strong they live, practice, or focus more effort towards their goal than anything else they know. Seeing their stories might get YOU inspired!

Films and film order are subject to change without notice.

THE ADVENTURES OF BAXTER & CLYDE- An adventurous boy & a magical duck join forces to avert a crisis of lunar proportions. Set in 1960 in rural Maine and inspired by American animated tv serials of that time. ( 2022/ 7.5 min/ USA/ dir. John Michaud/ English)

FEARLESS GOPHER- (Marmote Intrépide) A young boy scout is on a mission to free his friend from her house since her dad won’t let her go to camp with a broken arm. (2020/ 6 min/ dir. Miguel Lambert/ French)

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS- (Tête en l’air) Alfonso may be a squirrel, but he’s a cloud-watcher at heart. Family and friends may roll their eyes, but he is content to be different – the clouds are worth it. (2023/ 10.5 min/ France/ dir. Rémi Durin/ French and German)

I CREATED MEMORIES- Sammy Gadbois uses snippets of life in Kuujjuaq, Canada, to reflect about his own purpose on earth. (2019/ 2.5 min/ Canada/ dir. Sammy Gadbois/ English)

SALVADOR DALI- Orozbek lives in a snowy mountain village with his grandmother, friends and plenty of animals, which he paints on whenever he runs out of art paper. When an icy river blocks his path to school he must decide what risks are worth taking to make it to art class. (2021/ 19 min/ Kyrgyzstan/ dir. Eldiar Madakim/ Kirghiz)

THE SOUND COLLECTOR (HARP STRINGS)- With the help of his hearing aids, recording equipment and cuddly best friend Mole, the Sound Collector discovers how beautiful a harp can sound – and how noisy a room can be before a concert! Can he record his sounds for the day before the humans spot him? Part of a soothing 60-episode series in the UK narrated by Keira Knightly. (2023/ 5 min/ UK/ dir. Chris Tichborne/ English)

SUMMER BLOOD- It’s finally summer, and vampire Drac is ready for fun in the sun! But vampires turn to dust in sunlight. Drac’s crafty sun solutions fail one after another…can his old friend help him out? (2022/ 2.5 min/ USA/ dir. Sarah Natasha Djuandy/ English)

BIKE LANE ENDS- An anxious 8-year-old must rescue her adventurous BFF from an alternate dimension at the end of a bike lane. (2023/ 7.5 min/USA/ dir. Noah Glenn/ English)

HOOBA- 3000 BC. A small group of inhabitants of the ‘Low Countries’ are fighting the elements and hunger. Their endless inaptitude to organize themselves combines with their impulsiveness and this leads to the building of the mysterious standing stone buildings of The Netherlands. ( 2022/ 2 min/ Netherlands/ dir. Sem Assink/ non-verbal)