The Toronto International Film Festival group celebrated excellence in Canadian movie-making by releasing its top 10 feature and short films.
“Canadian movies are global movies now, and TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival is the best opportunity to see our country’s creativity on the big screen,”; said TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey.
The ceremony was held on Tuesday in Toronto and honoured directors such as Denis Villeneuve, Michael Dowse, Xavier Dolan and Chloé Robichaud.
Feature films such a The F Word starring Daniel Radcliffe, Enemy and Asphalt Watches were screened to much success and praise at festivals in Cannes, Venice and Toronto.
From Jan. 3 to 12, 2014, TIFF will be screening the winners at the TIFF Bell Lightbox accompanied by various panel sessions and Q&As. This year, one of those discussions will include director Denis Villeneuve and Jake Gyllenhaal talking about their recent collaboration, Prisoners.
Another panel will see recently freed from Egypt, Canadian filmmaker John Greyson talking with TIFF’s Cameron Bailey about political filmmaking.
The full list of feature and short length films are below.
Asphalt Watches, Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver
Enemy, Denis Villeneuve
The F Word, Michael Dowse
Gabrielle, Louise Archambault
Rhymes for Young Ghouls, Jeff Barnaby
Sarah préfère la course (Sarah Prefers to Run), Chloé Robichaud
Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm), Xavier Dolan
Vic et Flo ont vu un ours (Vic + Flo Saw a Bear), Denis Côté
Watermark, Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky
When Jews Were Funny, Alan Zweig
Short Film Selection:
A Grand Canal, Johnny Ma
Quelqu’un d’extraordinaire (An Extraordinary Person), Monia Chokri
The Chaperone 3D, Fraser Munden and Neil Rathbone
The End of Pinky, Claire Blanchet
In guns we trust, Nicolas Lévesque
Noah, Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg
Nous avions, Stéphane Moukarzel
Paradise Falls, Fantavious Fritz
Subconscious Password, Chris Landreth
Yellowhead, Kevan Funk