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Sheridan alumni, students to screen films at Oakville Film Festival

June 11, 2019

Students studying at Sheridan’s Trafalgar Campus won’t have to venture far this month to be inspired by fellow students and graduates.

Sheridan will have a strong presence in this year’s Wilson Oakville Film Festival, which runs from June 20 to 23. The Film Festival, produced by the Oakville Festivals of Film and Art, aims to screen films that tackle diverse social issues affecting the community.

Seventeen grads worked on seven of the featured films that will be screening at the festival. Notably, three grads contributed to the documentary The Divided Brain, which was released in April 2019. The film explores if there is an imbalance between our brain hemispheres that are affecting how we live in modern society.

Another documentary, Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies, counts renowned Canadian artist Kent Monkman (Illustration ’86) among the subjects interviewed. Following this screening, Dr. Nicole Blanchett Neheli, a professor of Journalism at Sheridan, media literacy expert and former CityTV producer, will join the documentary's director Larry Weinstein for a panel discussion. 

Five alumni worked on the drama Nowhere, which tells the story of a mother’s worst nightmare coming true when her teenage daughter goes missing.

Elsewhere, grads also worked on the dramas Honey Bee, Red Rover, The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova and Trouble in the Garden.

Academy-Award winner Domee Shi’s (Bachelor of Animation ’11) Pixar short, Bao, will screen as part of the festival’s shorts program, which also features shorts directed by over half-a-dozen current students.  

The Wilson Oakville Film Festival will screen films at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and the Film.ca Cinemas in Oakville. Click here to see a full list of films being screened.