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Toronto International Film Festival Announces Canadian Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

Toronto International Film Festival Announces Canadian Line-Up

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"The festival is excited to showcase these distinctively Canadian voices," said TIFF senior programmer Steve Gravestock.

"From compelling documentaries on pressing social issues and complex, affecting dramas to political satires, we are proud to share the impressive range and talent of Canada's directors."

"This year's filmmakers represent the depth and diversity of Canadian storytelling," said the festival's film programmes manager Magali Simard.

"By presenting the strong perspectives of the best and brightest in the film industry from across the country, we share with audiences the unique ways Canadians view the world."

The films will compete for the Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film, while the City Of Toronto Award For Best Canadian First Feature Film is also up for grabs.

This year's Canadian awards jurors are director Don McKellar, AFI FEST director Jacqueline Lyanga and Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival programming and executive director Ilda Santiago.

TIFF organisers also unveiled the Talent Lab participants, projects in the Telefilm Canada Pitch This! programme and the four TIFF Rising Stars.

TIFF 2015 runs Sept 10-20.

Key: WP = world premiere, CP = Canadian premiere, TP = Toronto premiere.

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

· Born To Be Blue (Canada-UK), Robert Budreau WP

· Into The Forest, Patricia Rozema WP

· Ville-Marie, Guy Édoin WP

TIFF DOCS

· Al Purdy Was Here Brian D. Johnson, Canada

· Guantanamo's Child: Omar Khadr, Patrick Reed and Michelle Shephard WP

· Ninth Floor, Mina Shum, Canada WP

· This Changes Everything (Canada-US), Avi Lewis WP

· Welcome To F.L., Geneviève Dulude-De Celles WP

DISCOVERY

· Closet Monster, Stephen Dunn WP

· Fire Song, Adam Garnet Jones WP

· The Rainbow Kid, Kire Paputts WP

· River (Canada-Laos), Jamie M Dagg WP

· Sleeping Giant, Andrew Cividino NAP

CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA

· How Heavy This Hammer, Kazik Radwanski, WP

· Our Loved Ones (Les Étres Chers) Anne Émond NAP

· My Internship In Canada, Phillipe Falardeau, NAP

· The Waiting Room, Igor Drljaca, NAP

VANGUARD

· Endorphine, André Turpin WP

· Hellions, Bruce McDonald CP

· No Men Beyond This Point, Mark Sawers NAP

WAVELENGTHS

· 88:88, Isiah Medina NAP

· The Forbidden Room, Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin CAP

· Invention (UK-Canada), Mark Lewis WP

· Minotaur (Mexico-Canada), Nicolás Pereda WP

· Bring Me The Head Of Tim Horton, Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson WP

· The Forbidden Room - A Living Poster, Galen Johnson WP

· La Giubba (Canada-UK), Tony Romano and Corin Sworn WP

· Stories Are Meaning-Making Machines (France-Canada), Annie MacDonnell and Maïder Fortuné IP

SHORT CUTS

The Short Cuts section contains 44 selections including entries from Don McKellar, and Connor Jessup. …

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