Film Club features films with connections to SWO, films from TIFF, and films we think Southwestern Ontario absolutely shouldn’t miss out on! Expect fascinating films, regionally connected shorts and interactive conversations with filmmakers.
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A film that follows one survivior and his London-based lawyer as they pursue justice through a publ…
A film that follows one survivior and his London-based lawyer as they pursue justice through a public trial in the hopes of forcing the dark and hidden story of clergy sexual abuse to light. Opening Night Screening, and Winner of Best Documentary and the Old Oak Audience Choice Award at FCFF 2019!
A profile of giraffe researcher Anne Dagg who, in 1956, became one of the first people to ever observe and report on animal behaviour. Screened at FCFF 2019, this beautiful documentary was an audience favourite, accompanied with an awe-inspiring on-stage conversation with Anne Dagg.
Take Me To Prom, Dir. Andrew MoirShort Documentary
FCFF Alumnus and SWO filmmaker, Andrew Moir, presents this award-winning short documentary. Revisit the iconic adolescent milestone of Prom through interviews with LGBTQ people ranging in age from 17 to 88.
What Walaa Wants (2018), Dir. Christy GarlandFeature Documentary
Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank, while her mother was in prison, Walaa is determined to survive basic training to become one of the few women on the Palestinian Security Forces - not easy for a girl who breaks all the rules.
Meet the fascinating felines and the people who pamper them in this whimsical look at the ins and outs of Canada’s competitive cat show circuit, where the claws come out when a Turkish Angora and an adorable fluffy red Persian face off to take home the national award for Best in Show. Screened at FCFF 2018.
London animator, Sarah Legault/s collaboration with musician iskwe, this animation recaps the callous and racist way the media covered the murders of two indigenous youth in 2016. Winner of Best Animation at FCFF 2019.
A movie about a play, adapted from a play about a play inspired by real events - phew! To research a play he’s in, an actor takes a job as a labourer on a farm owned by two lifelong friends. Opening Night film and winner of the Best Feature and Old Oak Audience Choice awards at FCFF 2018!
Meet the Mikes in this short about Ontario rock climbers who are passionate about keeping the stoke high while climbing the 200 ft. cliffs on Georgian Bay. See how the Mikes decided to bring the community together and bring up-and-comers to the awe-inspiring cliffs at Lion's Head Provincial Park.
Nests of Gold (2018), Dir. Alan PoonShort Documentary
WInner of Best Short Documentary at FCFF 2018, this is a visual journey following one of the world’s most expensive foods. From its creation in the remote island caves of the Philippines, to its transformation into the legendary Cantonese dish, Bird’s Nest Soup, at a 3 Michelin Star restaurant. This film examines this delicacy and the different lives that are touched by it.
St Louis Superman, Dir. by Sami Khan and Smriti MundhraShort Documentary
Bruce Franks Jr., a Ferguson activist and battle rapper who was elected to the overwhelmingly white and Republican Missouri House of Representatives, must overcome both personal trauma and political obstacles to pass a critical bill for his community. Previously screened at FCFF Film Club in 2020.