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Winner of 'Best XR for Change' at Games for Change Festival 2019

Winner of the BC Spotlight Audience Award at the inaugural VIFF Immersed Exhibition 2018


Every year thousands of international students come to Canada to study. Many of them pay rent and live with host families across the country to ensure they make the most of their Canadian experience.  


This is one family’s story of  loss and suicide, and learning to make sense of grief. 

Homestay was created by Paisley Smith with the National Film Board of Canada Digital Studio & Jam3 


Homestay has exhibited at: 

Games for Change Best XR for change Home
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ANIDOX: VR – Sep 23-29 2019 Viborg, Denmark. 

CIUSSS de l'Est de Montréal (focused on mental health VR) from November 11 to 15th. Montreal, Canada 

FNC Explore  Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma. Oct. 9-20, Montreal, Canada 

South Western International Film Festival, Sarnia, Ontario November 7th to 10th 2019 ​

Homestay will be at PLAY NYC August 10-11 2019

Open City Documentary Film Festival 2019

IDFA Doc Lab 

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