The Toronto International Film Festival has revealed their annual list of the 10 best Canadian films of the year.
The yearly list of both feature-length films and shorts is compiled by TIFF’s programmers and in collaboration with Canadian critics’ circles in Vancouver and Quebec.
A strong theme of identity and coming-of-age tales dominate the list of films, which includes festival favourites like Patricia Rozema’s “Mouthpiece”, the sci-fi thriller “Freaks” with Emile Hirsch and Bruce Dern, and the drama “Giant Little Ones” with Kyle MacLachlan. Quebecois films “Roads In February” and “The Fireflies Are Gone”, which were each awarded jury prizes at this year’s festival made the feature film list.
See the full list with director and province of origin below.
TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten 2018:
“Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky | Ontario
“Sgaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife)” Gwaai Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown | British Columbia
“Firecrackers” Jasmin Mozaffari | Ontario
“The Fireflies Are Gone (La disparition des lucioles)” Sébastien Pilote | Quebec
“Freaks” Zach Lipovsky, Adam Stein | British Columbia
“Genèse (Genesis)” Philippe Lesage | Quebec
“Giant Little Ones” Keith Behrman | Ontario
“Mouthpiece” Patricia Rozema | Ontario
“Roads in February (Les routes en février)” Katherine Jerkovic | Quebec
“What Walaa Wants” Christy Garland | Ontario
“Paseo” Matthew Hannam | Ontario
“Veslemøy’s Song” Sofia Bohdanowicz | Ontario
“My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes” Charlie Tyrell | Ontario
“The Subject (Le sujet)” Patrick Bouchard | Quebec
“Brotherhood (Ikhwène)” Meryam Joobeur | Quebec
“Fauve” Jérémy Comte | Quebec
“ALTIPLANO” Malena Szlam | Quebec
“Accidence” Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson | Manitoba
“Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes)” Amanda Strong | British Columbia
“Little Waves (Les petites vagues)” Ariane Louis-Seize | Quebec