2015 Dallas International Film Festival: Paper Planes
In a small town in Western Australia, an estranged father and son (Sam Worthington and Ed Oxenbould) are brought back together as the boy prepares for the World Paper Plane Championships in Tokyo.
Following the death of his mother, 11-year-old Dylan is largely left to look after himself, as his dad is overcome with grief. After he unexpectedly wins a school paper-plane contest, Dylan dives into his new hobby and qualifies for the Australian national championships in Sydney. Motivated by his friendship with the Japanese junior champion Kimi — who teaches him that a paper plane should be as beautiful as it is fast and strong — Dylan earns a spot at the World Paper Plane Championships in Tokyo.
As his friends, neighbors and eccentric grandfather work to raise funds for his trip, Dylan realizes he must accept his father’s sadness and commit to creating the most beautiful plane he can — whether it wins or loses.