Back Home Again


6 May, 7pm- 9 pm Live screening Back Home Again (35 min, 2021) plus panel discussion & Q&A

LOCATION: The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

Tickets are FREE but donations are welcome.




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Help spark a conversation around mental health with a FREE screening of Back Home Again.

In partnership with Bell Let’s Talk, Oakville Festivals of Film and Art, and Sheridan College, we invite you to join us on May 6 for a screening and panel discussion of the award-winning Back Home Again, an animated short film executive produced by Sheridan alumna Charmaine Hammond (Correctional Worker ’85) that aims to build mental health awareness and spark conversations around it in communities across Canada and the world.

Inspired by the community resiliency that followed one of the largest wildfire evacuations in Canadian history in Fort McMurray in 2016, Back Home Again tells the story of the fires through the eyes of the woodland creatures that inhabit the land of Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo. The film has an all-star voice cast that donated their time to the production, including Jeremy Renner, Martin Short, Kim Basinger, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Michael J. Fox, Howie Mandel, Ed Asner, Lorne Cardinal, Gordon Pinsent, Mena Suvari, Bill Burr, Tom Green, Norm Macdonald, Harland Williams, Sherri Shepherd, Marlon Wayans, Scott Thompson and Tantoo Cardinal.

Back Home Again was the recipient of the:

  • Award of Excellence from Canada Shorts Film Festival,
  • The Jury Award for Best Animation Short (Alberta) Edmonton International Film Festival
  • Audience Choice Awards Documentary Short Edmonton International Film Festival.


Stay with us after the film for a panel discussion with, Director and Writer Michael Mankowski, Executive Producer, Charmaine Hammond, Dr. Ian Dawe, psychiatrist in the Mental Health Program at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga, ON, and CEO of Canadian Mental Health Association Halton, Rashaad Vahed. Click here to see bios.

By attending this event, you can contribute positively to Sheridan students’ mental health and wellbeing. Please consider a small donation of $10 to the Sheridan Student Emergency Fund. Financial insecurity impacts student mental health and wellbeing, especially when unforeseen events occur. The Student Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to Sheridan students experiencing short-term financial hardship related to their critical needs. You can make a difference today by supporting student mental health. Click here to make a donation.

Tickets are first come, first serve.  If you can no longer attend, please email and we will redistribute the tickets.

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