Thursday, August 8, 2013

Canadian Film Does Us Proud: TIFF 2013

The Toronto International Film Festival 2013:  The Canadian Programme 

Used to be that the Canadian lineup for Toronto’s International Film Festival was a second class citizen amongst the exotic international or glossy Hollywood films on the roster.  Those days are gone as Canada’s cinematic output is pushing all the boundaries with provocative, artistic and top notch offerings.  From Oscar nominations to festivals of our films overseas, Canadian film is a contender.

Just announced is this year’s Canadian programme for TIFF 2013, the features, documentaries and the shorts that reflect that growth.  An intriguing array of filmmakers, styles, genres and stories will do Canada proud September 5 - 15:
Xavier Dolan’s Tom at the Farm
Robert Lepage and Pedro Pires’ Triptych
Ingrid Veninger’s The Animal Project
Bruce McDonald’s The Husband
Bruce LaBruce’s Gerontophilia
Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy with Jake Gyllenhaal

Richie Mehta’s Siddharth
Bruce Sweeney’s The Dick Knost Show
Gia Milani’s All the Wrong Reasons starring the late Cory Monteith and Kevin Zegers
Peter Stebbings’ Empire of Dirt
Wiebke von Carolsfeld’s Stay
Michael Dowse’s The F Word with Daniel Radcliffe

Catherine Martin’s A Journey
Louise Archambault’s Gabrielle
Terry Miles’ Cinemanovels
Sebastien Pilote’s Le Demantelement
Jeff Barnaby’s Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Chloe Robichaud’s Sarah Prefers to Run 
Seth Scriver and Shayne Ehman’s Asphalt Watches

TIFF’s Rising Stars named are Evelyne Brochu (Tom at the Farm), Cara Gee Empire of Dirt), Megan Park (The F Word) and Johnathan Sousa (The Animal Project).  These young actors will be presented to the film community and be exposed to top level filmmakers for a rare learning experience during TIFF.

And for the first time ever, the 39 Short Cuts Canada films will be available on 24 immediately after their TIFF premieres. is the source for streaming information and updates.


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