Photo from Two Laps – Two Friends. One Race. Two Laps. No Prisoners. Screens with Awaken the Dragon. This weekend, the Canadian Sport Film Festival returns to Winnipeg for two days celebrating sport and film, both indoors and in the great outdoors.

Friday, February 8

2:30 p.m. | University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus Children, sport and film – Cristiano’s Shirt (2011), 41 Days (2012), The Game Must Go On (2010). FREE screening with a panel discussion. 7 p.m.The Forks Five short films about hockey – Champion City: The 1896 Winnipeg Victorias (2012), The Contest (2007), Guy and Me (2012), Hockeyheart (2011), Night Work: A Sawchuk Poem (2008). FREE outdoor screening.

Saturday, February 9

7 p.m. | Park Theatre Awaken the Dragon, screening with Two Laps – In Charleston, South Carolina, a group of cancer survivors form a dragon boat racing team. But more than a team of paddlers, they find themselves part of a community, one that lives through poignant and moving episodes captured in a film full of both positive messages and heartbreaking moments. 9:30 p.m. | Park Theatre Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football, screening with The Freedom Chair – Meet a predominantly Arab-American high school football team from a working-class Detroit suburb as they practice for their big cross-town rivalry game during Ramadan, revealing a community holding onto its Islamic faith and the American Dream while struggling to gain acceptance in post 9/11 America. For more information and to find tickets, visit Canadian Sport Film Festival.

Photo from Two Laps – Two friends, one race,  two laps, no prisoners. Screens with Awaken the Dragon.