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  • Director Owen McIntyre’s film "My Life With M...
  • April 25, 2016

    Director Owen McIntyre’s film "My Life With My Brother Rhys" wins the filmpossible award, presented by Holland Bloorview in partnership TIFF Kids International Film Festival

    Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital partnered with TIFF Kids International Film Festival this year to present the filmpossible award, recognizing young filmmakers who bring visibility to disability.

    Director Owen McIntyre’s film My Life With My Brother Rhys won the filmpossible award.

    Check out this year’s winning film and the two other filmpossible finalists: Out of Focus and Walking Along.

    Holland Bloorview’s Children’s Advisory Council (CAC), which is comprised of children and youth with disabilities and their siblings who range in age from 3 to 13 years, selected the filmpossible award winner.

    All filmmakers in Grades 4 to 6 who entered in TIFF Kids’ Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase were eligible for the filmpossible award. The winner of the filmpossible contest was announced during the TIFF Kids awards ceremony on April 24, 2016. The winning filmmaker received a trophy and a $500 bursary.

    The 19th annual TIFF Kids International Film Festival took place from April 8 to 24, 2016.

    Holland Bloorview has presented filmpossible since 2010. This is our first partnership with TIFF Kids.

    For more information about filmpossible, please contact Lydia Hanson, senior communications associate, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital at lhanson@hollandbloorview.ca.

    About Holland Bloorview

    Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital focused on improving the lives of kids with disabilities. Holland Bloorview is a global leader in applied research, teaching and learning, and client and family centred care. Our vision is to create a world of possibility for kids with disability.