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2020 FILMS

75 Films. 28 Live Filmmaker Q&As. 9 days.

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The films in competition include 15 short films, 15 short documentaries, 9 feature films, 8 documentaries, 6 animations and 15 music videos. Also screening at FCFF -- 11 films out of competition. Most of the films have members from the creative team present for a Q&A after the screening.

All films premier across the 9 day festival. Stream online and participate in the filmmaker Q&As via live-chat. Films and Q&As are available on demand until November 1, 2020.

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FILMS

2020 Films

Over 9 days these 75 films will be screened. All feature films are paired with shorts and each film program has at least one filmmaker Q&A.

  • Feature Narrative
  • Feature Documentary
  • Short Films
  • Short Documentary
  • Animations
  • Music Video
Feature Nartive films category is sponsored by Drewloimage
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The CubanDirector:Sergio Navarretta | Producer: Sergio Navarretta, Alessandra Piccione, Ana Golja, Taras…

Mina, a young Afghan immigrant, works in a nursing home where she meets Luis, a resident with…

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Seeking OblivionDirector: Brent Baird, Michael & Andre Becker | Producer: Brent Baird, Micheal Becker & Andre Becker

Seeking Oblivion follows a young man struggling with depression following a suicide attempt. Is he the…

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The River You Step InDirector: Jon Michaelson| Producer: Jon Michaelson | Astrid Van Wieren

When a young First Nations client dies in police custody, social worker Stevie struggles to keep the…

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James Vs. His Future SelfDirector: Jeremy Lalonde | Producer: Jonathan Bronfman, Jordan Walker, Jonas Chernick

When a time-travelling scientist is visited by his future self, he's told that he needs to give up his…

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Nadia, Butterfly

Nadia, an Olympic swimmer in her twenties, faces the challenges of her imminent retirement…

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Kuessipan

Two girls grow up as best friends in an Innu community who promised each other to stick…

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LusoryDirector: Brendan Hiles | Producer: Brendan Hiles, Cameron Killingsworth, Karina Meidell

Will visits his girlfriend, Emily, over 5 weekends. Emily's currently in school lives with her kind-of-ex…

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Disapperance at Clifton HillDirector: Jacqueline Shi | Producer: Aram Collier, Joseph Chung

Obsessed with memories of an unsolved crime from her childhood, a young woman’s investigation…

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Kitty MammasDirector: Dennis Alexander Nicholson | Producer: Ivana Kingston, Michael James Ragen, Dennis Alexander Nicholson

A “documentary film crew” captures history…

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That Is AllDirector: Mark Weeden | Producer: Mark Weeden, Craig Wood

As Ryan slips into loneliness, a chance meeting with a friend's boyfriend, Sam, changes that trajectory…

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The Embargo ProjectDirector: Roberta (Film #1) - Caroline Monnet, Skyworld (Film #2) - Zoe Hopkins, Bihttoŝ (Rebel) (Fi…

An anthology of five short films by Canadian Indigenous women. Each director created a film…

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The Incredible 25th year of Mitzi Bearclaw

Joyful, magical, inspiring, Into the Light with Cité Mémoire soars above the city, revealing history....

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From the VineDirector: Sean Cisterna | Producer: Kyle Bornais, Paula Brancatin, Francesco Papa, Ken Cancellara

A downtrodden CEO experiencing a moral crisis travels back to Italy to recalibrate his moral…

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A Perfect PlanDirector: Jesse Ikeman | Producer: Bill Marks, Jesse Ikeman

Four notorious thieves wake up in a fortified warehouse and are forced by a cunning master thie…

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Bendita RebeldiDirector: Laura Perez Cervera

2020 international Screening - Beatriz gets a second chance after failing in almost every aspect of her li…

Feature Documentary films category is sponsored by Lernersimage
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There's No Place Like This Place, AnyplaceDirector: Mike Stasko | Producer: Mike Stasko, Ted Bezaire

As a beloved Toronto block is sold to a developer, its members are forced to relocate. This is their story.

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Who Farted?Director: Albert Nerenberg, Nik Sheehan | Producer: Nik Sheehan

Who Farted? suggests that understanding our place in nature is essential to our continued existence as…

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The Gender Lady: The Fabulous Dr. May CohenDirector: Dr. Cheryl Levitt, Dr. Barbara Lent | Producer: Dr. Cheryl Levitt, Dr. Barbara Lent, Shar…

This is the story of Dr. May Cohen’s impacts as a…

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The Walrus and the WhistleblowerDirector: Nathalie Bibeau | Producer: Frederic Bohbot, Nathalie Bibeau

Phil Demers is a part-time mailman and ex-trainer at MarineLand in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He’s being su…

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Into The LightDirector: Janice Zolf | Producer: Janice Zolf, Sylvie Van Brabant

Travel behind-the-scenes to discover how the walls in Old Montreal are transformed by renowned Cirq…

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Mr. Emancipation: The Walter Perry StoryDirector: Preston Chase | Producer: The Walter Perry Freedom Foundation

Mr. Emancipation is the story of Walter L Perry’s determination to put on a celebration that would…

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OpekaDirector: Cam Cowan | Producer: Cam Cowan, Tiffany Peckosh-Soffrin

An iron-willed Argentine priest inspires hope for an entire nation by teaching people living in…

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The Last OutDirector: Jeremy Lalonde | Producer: Jonathan Bronfman, Jordan Walker, Jonas Chernick

Three young Cuban baseball players leave their families and risk exile to train in Central America a…

Short films category is sponsored by Auburnimage
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The Sound of a PaintingDirector: Josh Litman, Léopold Dewolf | Producer: Josh Litman, Léopold Dewolf

As identical twin sound engineers Angel and Clément celebrate the opening of their new recording studi…

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TattooDirector: James Dean Ferguson | Producer: Emma Lichti, Sebastian Blokowski

Tattoo tells the story of Emma, at eenager with a passion for anarchy, and Karen, her hard-loving…

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AnamnesisDirector: Ryan Gransden, Mark C. Edwards | Producer: Richard Ferguson, Rose-Marie Daniels

A poetic narrative of a man reliving his most traumatic and cherished memories before death.

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RipeDirector: Rebecca Love/ Conor Casey | Producer: Rebeccah Love, Conor Casey, Lyndon Casey

A couple engage in a comedically heartbreaking conversation, as they wrestle with the impossible…

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PlatformDirector: Terence Mcglade, Hayden Currie | Producer: Sebastian Kennedy

A businessman awaiting a subway train is accosted by a stranger and is almost thrown onto tracks, and…

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Little RedDirector: Jacqueline Shi | Producer: Aram Collier, Joseph Chung

A nostalgic and immersive journey into the immigrant life of Yuning Shi.

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Your Mother and IDirector: Andy Reid | Producer: Franci Dimitrovska, Alessandra Sconza

When his parents announce their divorce, 10-year-old Neil is convinced he’s stuck in a dream, and set…

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All-in MadonnaDirector: Arnold Lim | Producer: Ana de Lara

When 17-year-old Maddie attends public school for the first time, she discovers dark secrets about he…

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Pressure PlayDirector: Eric Bizzarri | Producer: Riel Bo

Fraser is shy and introverted but speaks volumes on the basketball court. He has a chance to prove…

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UnwrittenDirector: Sruthi Ramanarayanan | Producer: Vishnu Nair

After losing someone close to her, Aria, a professional musician, can’t write songs anymore…

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StreetSauce! Public Art in Waterloo Region?Director: Paul Campsall, Tom Knowlton | Producer: Tom Knowlton, Paul Campsall

This film explores public art by shining a light on current works in progress, characters, storylines…

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Green ThumbDirector: Matthew Downs | Producer: Egan Yi

A solitary gardener, grieving the loss of his wife, seeks to grow the perfect flower to place on her…

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Signal FireDirector: Alice Il Shin | Producer: Alice Il Shin, Eiko Brown

At a loss for communication, a young man accompanies his stoic traditional Chinese father-i…

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Breaking Up for the Modern GirlDirector: Sydney Nicole Herauf | Producer: Ariana Marquis

Mattie is heartbroken. Her heart has been literally ripped from her chest. But with the assistance of a…

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A Single MomDirector: Peyman Soheili | Producer: Farhad Ahi, Pooya Sayyadi

A Single Mom and her teenage daughter communicate with sticky notes.

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The Beach RaidersDirector: Tyson Breuer | Producer: Clarissa Manning, Jennifer Haufler, Tyson Breuer

Beach Raiders encapsulates the figurative and literal end of summer. Mel and James try to keep it alive f…

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The Male GazeDirector: Danielle Butters | Producer: Darya Ruseva

Two different women are subjected to the subversion of the male gaze. Their confessions…

Short Documentary films category is sponsored by Canada Lifeimage
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Alone TogetherDirector: JJ Sereday | Producer: JJ Sereday, Joanna Stepien

While capturing the eerie desolation of COVID-19, the power of community and support for Frontline &…

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Museum Stories: Ron BennerDirector: Adam Caplan | Producer: Brian Meehan, Sammy Roach

London artist Ron Benner showcases his organic installation "As The Crow Flies" and explains its…

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Dirty Donna & the Penis PaintingsDirector: Christopher McLeod | Producer: Christopher McLeod

Artist Donna Ibing’s penis paintings explore the use of humour as a method to investigate the male nud…

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Hollie's DressDirector: Annie Sakkab | Producer: Annie Sakkab, Paul Lee

14-year-old Hollie faces the decision all Mennonite girls must make -- will she become a full member o…

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AgriCultureDirector: Samantha van der Bent | Producer: Bailey Regier, Katerina Melohe

After being seriously injured doing the thing that he loves, how has farmer TJ Klopp's perspective…

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UnbeatableDirector: Alex "Cosmo" Lutz | Producer: Renat Absalyamov

An inspiring true story of friendship that follows two high-school football stars after a freak accident lef…

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Face ValueDirector: Danielle Butters | Producer: Alex Moura

Female musical artist lemin. explores the struggles of balancing the ever clashing world of art and…

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Jaan Poldaas: New WorkDirector: Patrick Barfoot | Producer: Andrew Pel, Derrick O'Toole

Explore the career and methodology of an important Toronto artist as he emerges from retirement to…

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Unbound RevivalDirector: Loren Carriere | Producer: Matt Brickman, Scott Doerr, Michelle Shipley, Loren Carriere

Students from the Fashion Design Program at Fanshawe College experience the shift from…

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InhaleDirector: Brian Chambers | Producer: Derek Lamoureux

This is the emotional journey of the Chappell family and how their daughter’s struggle with Cystic…

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The Garden CollectiveDirector: Sara Wylie | Producer: Sara Wylie

The formerly-incarcerated women of the Prison for Women Memorial Collective work to build a memori…

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My Waking NightmareDirector: Erik Bajzert | Producer: Caitlin MacKay, Carter Purtelle

This is a horror-inspired miniature documentary about Becca Serena: a young woman whose life ha…

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Broken OrchestraDirector: Charlie Tyrell | Producer: Julie Baldassi

This is the story of the innovators behind Symphony for a Broken Orchestra, a music and art project…

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The Thing with FeathersDirector: Sruthi Ramanarayanan | Producer: Rishabh Tripathi

This the story of a group of ambitious and resilient refugee women in London, Ontario -- most of who…

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PlumeDirector: Fiddlehead Annimation | Producer: Fiddlehead Annimation

After narrowly escaping a raging forest fire, Plume sets off on his road to recovery with Barley the…

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Test FlightDirector: Emma Momoko Frew

A bunny witch attempts to get her vegetable themed broomstick to fly.

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In Our MemoryDirector: Sola Shin | Producer: Tom Knowlton, Paul Campsall

A funeral march transforms into a circus parade.

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Pancake!Director: Caitlin Rego

A funeral march transforms into a circus parade.

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ScribblingsDirector: Tori Richards | Producer: Nolan Markey

After obtaining a magical crayon that will turn the things they draw into reality, two sisters travel…

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Lucky NumberDirector: Songi Lee

One day, a shy boy named Carl wins the biggest prize of his life from a mysterious old lady.

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Cloudy with a chance of MeatballsDirector: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Aspiring inventor Flint Lockwood develops a machine that converts water into food. After the…

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Play TooDirector: Marty Kolls (Singer-songwriter)

A story of girls confronting the reality of being pushed aside at times when they should be…

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"Gerry"- WHOOP-SzoDirector: Travis Welowszky

My cousin Gerry was shot by a cop. In his own home. These are memories of Gerry's life juxtaposed…

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Stay - Ben GoldDirector: Chris Evans

The struggle of mental health issues within a relationship and trying to cope.

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HappyDirector: Ben Srokosz

“Happy” comments on the vain search for happiness in the world and encourages listeners to search for…

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Worst EnemyDirector: Nick Scott

Based on the overwhelming feelings I had, and my racing mind, the goal of this video was to antidote …

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This I Know- Kyle McDougallDirector: Jessica Taylor

"This I Know" explores the concept of adolescent mental well being in the current modern setting.

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When We Leave This PlaceDirector: Peter Riddihough

This video is intended as both a portrait of singer-songwriter S.G. Sinnicks and a visual essay on the…

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Touch Taste DestoryDirector: Rob McCallum

There are no quick fixes or escaping scars that run deep into the heart.

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Meant for ThisDirector: Darryl Lahteenmaa

A song about life milestones, timelines, and expectations, and how these predetermined societ…

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Lost in Japan: EgoDirector: Adam Caplan

We are consumed by our social media personas and our real-world activities are constantly being…

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Forest City Fights BackDirector: Anita Schipper

This video is London’s response to COVID-19. It’s a multi-singer recording performed by all London…

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Reunite- JR FillionDirector: Tyson Fehr

Reunite' is about confronting your past.

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A ToastDirector: Lydia Wilton

A Toast' is the follow up to Nameless Friends' debut EP 'Mezzanine', a record on the grief process. This…

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Beanies and Plaid JacketsDirector: Shawn MacDonald
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JoJo Worthington: StabilizeDirector: Edward Platero

An encouraging tale of a young woman who evaluates her problematic relationship with her…

October 17-25

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FESTIVAL 2019

Congratulations to Our Winners

Best Animation:
iskwē—Little Star, Sarah Legault
Best Screenplay:
My Canadian Son, Ted Bezaire
Best Short Documentary:
Take Me to Prom, Andrew Moir
Best Short Film:
Christmas Green, Clara Altimas
Best Feature Documentary:
Prey, Matthew Gallagher
Best Feature Film:
Open for Submissions, Bryan Skinner
Old Oak Audience Choice Award:
Prey, Matthew Gallagher
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