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SHOWING 113 FILMS FROM CANADA

BLUE STATE

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Marshall Lewy
  • Country: USA, Canada
After Bush's re-election in 2004, John (Breckin Meyer), a distraught Democrat, decides to move to Canada after receiving a call from "Marry-a-Canadian," established to help disgruntled liberals "escape" from the U.S. When Chloe (Anna Paquin) answers his ad, he soon finds that the misadventures of the open highway bring them closer in this lighthearted road-trip tale. |Read More

BLURRED LINES INSIDE THE ART WORLD

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Barry Avrich
  • Country: Canada
Barry Avrich’s in-depth and eye-opening documentary pulls back the curtain on the behind-the-scenes dealings revolving around the contemporary art world. Reputable artists, critics, auctioneers and collectors demystify the often illusive and complex relationship between art and commerce in this film, which features extraordinary access to industry players. |Read More
Documentary, New York

BRONY TALE

Born of internet mecca 4chan, the “Brony” phenomenon is a flourishing community of adult, mostly straight, male fans of the children’s cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Brent Hodge’s funny and illuminating documentary surveys the members of this surprising subculture, framed by the journey of Ashleigh Ball, one of the show’s voice actors, embracing her unexpected fan base. |Read More
Documentary

CAIRO TIME

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Ruba Nadda and Ruba Nadda
  • Country: Canada, Ireland, Egypt
In this graceful cross-cultural love story, a happily married woman (Patricia Clarkson) is separated from her husband in the overwhelming city of Cairo. While waiting for his return, she experiences the unique beauty of Egypt with his friend (Alexander Siddig). As their tender friendship blossoms, a series of small yet profound moments changes both of their worlds forever. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)

COMEBACK SEASON

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • Directed By: Ben Thompson and Maxine Leonard
  • Country: Canada
In this funny and unlikely buddy picture, a chance encounter brings together cheating husband Walter (Ray Liotta) and injured high-school football star Skylar (Shaun Sipos). An unlikely friendship develops, as Skylar helps Walter get his family back and Walter helps Skylar regain the confidence he needs to overcome his injury. |Read More

DEPART

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Directed By: Blake Williams
  • Country: Canada
A mini-essay on motion, image tracking and mapping in an explicitly digital form, Depart moves through various modes of software and internet aesthetics to frame images of sublime landscapes and flying vehicles. Set to a score of air traffic control radios, transportation ambience and ominous drones, the accumulating layers of found, manufactured and self-shot footage—plus a swarm of digitally animated fireflies—ease into an ambivalent co-existence. |Read More
Documentary, Animation, Science Fiction

DEVILS GATE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Clay Staub
  • Country: USA, Canada
Struggling to overcome a recent professional tragedy, a tough-as-nails FBI agent (Amanda Schull) heads to a small North Dakota town to investigate the disappearance of a local woman and her young son. The search leads to the missing woman’s husband’s (Milo Ventimiglia) secluded farm, on which answers, new mysteries, and God-fearing terrors await. Not to mention, they need to figure out what is going on down in the basement. |Read More
Thriller, Science Fiction, First Time Filmmaker

DOG POUND

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Kim Chapiron
  • Country: Canada, France
In North America more than 100,000 children are held in detention centers. Sixty percent are destined to become repeat offenders. Director Kim Chapiron (Sheitan, TFF '06) takes a searing look at three incarcerated teenagers fighting for their lives and for hope. An electrifying cast delivers blistering performances packed with violent intensity and emotional power in this story of unlikely friendships in the midst of a brutal and deficient correctional system. |Read More

DO NOT TRACK

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Country: Canada
To what extent are you being tracked? In this personalized documentary series about privacy and the web economy, creator Brett Gaylor will reveal what the web knows about you— that is if you share your data with him. From mobile phones to social networks, and personalized advertising to big data, this project shows how the modern web is increasingly a space where our movements, speech, and identities are being recorded. |Read More
Transmedia

DRAW ME CLOSE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Directed By: Jordan Tannahill
  • Country: U.K., Canada
Canadian playwright-director Jordan Tannahill partners with the National Theatre and the National Film Board of Canada to create Draw Me Close, a vivid memoir about his relationship with his mother in the wake of her terminal cancer diagnosis. Collapsing the worlds of live performance and animation to create an unforgettable encounter between a mother and her son, Draw Me Close tells the story of their past and what is to be their future. This special presentation is a world premiere of the first chapter of Draw Me Close. |Read More

DRIFTLESS AREA

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Zachary Sluser
  • Country: USA, Canada
Pierre Hunter (Anton Yelchin), a bartender with unyielding optimism, returns to his tiny hometown after his parents’ death. When he falls for the enigmatic Stella (Zooey Deschanel), Pierre is unknowingly pulled into a cat-and-mouse game that involves a duffel bag full of cash, a haphazard yet determined criminal (John Hawkes), and a mystery that will determine all of their fates. With Alia Shawkat, Frank Langella, Aubrey Plaza, and Ciarán Hinds. |Read More
Drama

EDDIE - THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Boris Rodriguez and Boris Rodriguez
  • Country: Denmark, Canada
One-time art star Lars Olafssen is all washed up. Unable to paint without inspiration, he accepts a teaching stint at a small-time art school in podunk Koda Lake, Canada, and along with it the guardianship of the offbeat town's neighborhood weirdo, Eddie. As their unlikely friendship evolves, Lars uncovers a dark and violent secret about Eddie's nocturnal impulses, and finds himself torn between his duty to his friend and his duty to his art. |Read More
Horror, Comedy

ELIN

Thanksgiving, 1999: Two fishermen on the Florida Straits find a young Cuban boy, Elián González, floating alone in an inner tube. Their discovery evolves into a custody battle between Elián’s Cuban father and his Miami-located relatives that brings the conflict between Cuba and the U.S. to the forefront. Eighteen years later, ELIÁN, executive produced by Alex Gibney, gives the now grown-up Elián the chance to tell his own side of the story. |Read More
Documentary, First Time Filmmaker

EXTRATERRESTRIAL

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Colin Minihan
  • Country: Canada
The Vicious Brothers (Grave Encounters) return to Tribeca with their latest heart-pumping thriller. Five friends set out to a cabin in the woods for a fun weekend getaway—that is, until extraterrestrial visitors turn it into a fight for their lives. The group is pulled from their reverie when a flickering object crashes deep in the woods. As they investigate, the friends stumble across an alien spacecraft, and its inhabitants have not arrived in peace. |Read More
Horror, Science Fiction, Relationships, Returning Filmmaker