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Candice Day
For centenarian Wilma Harrington, birthdays lack a certain pizzazz. She plans on getting older or will die trying in this comedic short that sho… 
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Kevin Papatie
This personal documentary tackles the declining use of the Algonquin language and the lingering effects of residential schools through the lens … 
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LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
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Joe Balass
Director Balass combines archival images, home movies and family photographs as well as an interview with his mother to explore the once-thrivin… 
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Guy Édoin
In this haunting finale to the Les Affluents trilogy, Sarah confronts her mother with her wishes to leave the farm during an autumn day of hunti… 
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LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
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Jordan Canning
A long-married couple finds themselves at a crossroads in their mid-life crisis. Betrayals, boredom, disappointments and secret desires are reve… 
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Elizabeth Lazebnik
In this slice-of-life documentary, two women share a house, a child and a life full of belongings that each has brought to their relationship. A… 
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Tim Hamilton
Mild-mannered Bob (played by Bob Martin) asks his slothful basement tenant to care for his pet cat Whiffles during a weekend getaway. In this sh… 
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Mike Maryniuk and Matthew Ra…
Auctioneers and animation collide in this fast-paced and explosive introduction to the Winnipeg stockyards. Reflecting an unabashed prairie pers… 
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Nicholas Pye and Sheila Pye
A woman gives another an earring before they embark on an adventure through the forest. They journey together toward their fateful destinations … 
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Tony Massil
In this observational verité documentary, Frank Erl and Geordie Dobson reflect on the decades they’ve spent in the wilds of the Yukon, and what … 
CastFrank Erl and Geordie Dobson
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
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Constant Mentzas
A lakeside cottage in the middle of a cold winter in Quebec is the setting for a dying elderly woman's goodbye to her mentally disabled son. He … 
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LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
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Semi Chellas
This comedic tale of rental living and unrequited love is driven by mistaken identities and a perfect ensemble cast. 
CastTracy Wright and Don McKellar
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
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Helen Lee
In this quiet drama, two women are connected only by the street in Seoul that they frequent. They live with their memories, heavy hearts and hop… 
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Martha Burns and Susan Coyne
Martha Burns plays a recently-divorced middle-aged woman who, on a trip into town, runs into a series of neighbours and friends who each have so… 
CastMartha Burns
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
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Nicolas Brault
This beautiful mixed-media animated film shares the tale of a young son who must leave his mother’s side as she lies dying in the heat of the Af… 
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LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
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Sara St. Onge
Drawing from the real-life exploits of lobotomist Dr. Walter Freeman, this playful short musical is at heart a sharp social commentary featuring… 
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Randall Okita
Randall Okita’s inventive and exquisitely choreographed short film integrates sculptor Arthur Ganson’s whimsical machines into an imaginative dr… 
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Dan Popa
In this sensitive portrayal of a couple dealing with immigration, language and love, a man makes lures outside on his porch while his wife gets … 
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LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
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Denis Villeneuve
This Cannes International Critics Week award-winning short approaches surrealism at an aristocratic affair with minimal dialogue and maximum imp… 
CastSimone Chevalot, Luc-Martial Dagenais, Kenne…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
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Philip Barker
In this ethereal experimental narrative, the construction of storytelling frames the characters’ quest for sight in darkness. Unique but interre… 
CastSevern Thompson, David Fox
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
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Karl Lemieux
Exquisitely filmed in black-and-white, this experimental narrative follows four friends on a road trip as they discover the complicated arena of… 
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LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
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Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
Blurring the lines between documentary and drama, this poignant animated autobiographical film tells of the director’s horrific birthing experie… 
CastMarie-Josée Saint-Pierre
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
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Pat Mills
Shot on a Motorola cell phone for TIFF07’s Talent Lab, this original coming out story is not all wine and roses. The film tells the true story o… 
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Susan Turcot
This architecturally-textured experimental meditation examines the effects of deforestation on animals, humans and climate. Using digital animat… 
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Kazik Radwanski
Defiantly confronting the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s disease in her twilight years, Isabelle can no longer live a life with which she is … 
CastGina Sylvester, Tim Braddock, William Forres…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
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Hungu, Nicolas Brault, No dialogue Next Floor, Denis Villeneuve, English Cattle Call, Matthew Rankin Mike Maryniuk, English Us Chickens, Mark… 
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Spoiled, Sherry White, English Synthétiseur, Sarah Fortin, French Hers at Last, Helen Lee, English/Korean/Mongolian Night Vision, Philip Bark… 
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Pat's First Kiss, Pat Mills, English Forty Men for the Yukon, Tony Massil, English Bedroom, Jordan Canning, English Midi, Noon, Dan Popa, Fre… 
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A Small Thing, Adam Garnet Jones, English 106, Candice Day, English Machine with Wishbone, Randall Okita, No dialogue Pierce, Crush, Escape, … 
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Lobotomobile, Sara St. Onge, English How Are You? Martha Burns/Susan Coyne, English What I've Lost, Duraid Munajim, Arabic Princess Margaret… 
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Annie Bradley
Directed by Annie Bradley, a CFC and Sundance alumni, Pudge stars up-and-coming actress Laytrel McMullen as Violet, a pudgy 12-year-old girl who… 
CastLaytrel McMullen, Anne Anglin
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
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Félix Dufour-Laperrière
A beautifully assembled collage of photographic and hand-drawn imagery animates this narrated tale of a couple whose life together has been shap… 
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LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
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Ann Marie Fleming
Starring ‘stickgirl’, Ann Marie Fleming’s avatar, this animated short uses signature hand-drawn sketches and fluid lines to create a rhythmic pa… 
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LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
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Adam Garnet Jones
An emotionally stunted young woman throws herself a birthday party in the hopes of recalling something that happened on her tenth birthday. Invi… 
CastMeredith Cheesbrough, Pamela Farrauto
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
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Sherry White
In this revealing drama, young Pearl has high hopes that an online search will help find her a new mother. When Beulah arrives to spend Christma… 
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Jamie M. Dagg
The final days of a relationship’s collapse are seen from a suspicious boyfriend’s perspective in this nuanced drama. His depression leads him t… 
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Sarah Fortin
Sophie takes a trip to the suburbs of Montreal to get away and hopefully find a boyfriend. This film is a humorous and quirky tale about what to… 
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LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
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Chris McCarroll
This intimately dramatic portrait follows a Romanian middle-aged man as he methodically prepares for his first day at a new job. The transformat… 
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LanguageEnglish/Romanian   CountryCanada
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Mark Van de Ven
Five-year-old Claire refuses to let anything interrupt her playtime, even when she sees more than she is supposed to of her family’s complex wor… 
CastBrittany Allen, London Angelis, Marc Bendavi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
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Patrick Gazé
Third-grade student Victor Gazon makes a video presentation, listing his likes and dislikes, in order to determine whether life is worth living.… 
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LanguageEnglish/French   CountryCanada
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Duraid Munajim
In this heart-wrenching documentary, Iraqi exiles now living in Amman, Jordan, tell of what they have lost in the throes of wartime. Their diffi… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountryCanada
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Brian Stockton
Brian Stockton moves from broad sketches of Saskatchewan to a personal view of his suburban neighbourhood and formative years in his continuing … 
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LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
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Sami Khan
In this family drama about a struggle between a father and son, Terry thinks he knows it all until good old Dad tries too hard to show him what … 
CastCarl B. Dorvil, Craig Alan Edwards
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/USA
SCC$18