FILMS

2019 Films

2020 Films to be announced September 17.

Over the course of the weekend, we had 64 films. There were 44 films in competition with 15 shorts, 14 short documentaries, five feature films, five documentaries and five animations. We screened 20 films out of competition. Most of the films had someone from the creative team present for a Q&A after the screening

  • Feature Narrative
  • Documentary
  • Short Narrative
  • Short Documentaries
  • Short Animation
Feature Narrative films category is sponsored by Auburnimage
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OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONSDirector: Bryan Skinner | Producer: Ana de Lara

Open For Submissions is a comedy about a small film festival with big problems. Desmond Baggs, the ne…

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BOYS VS. GIRLSDirector: Mike Stasko | Producer: Mike Stasko, Ted Bezaire

Boys in July. Girls in August. And never the two shall meet. But in 1990, when summer camps around the…

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DEVIL SEEDDirector: Greg A. Sager | Producer: Dwight Coughlan, Gary Elmer, Geoff Hart, Robbin McDonnel

Alex, a returning college student, has a strange experience at a psychic and wakes up with no…

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GOLIATHDirector: Luke Villemaire | Producer: Luke Villemaire, Nathan Dharamshi, Maddy Pilon, Shannon Kook

When Robin Walker (Jessica Sipos) returns home for her father's funeral, she's forced to confront the…

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I'VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGINGDirector: Patricia Rozema | Producer: Patricia Rozema, Don Haig, Alexandra Raffé

Whimsical and absent-minded photographer Polly stirs up trouble at her new gallery job when she fall…

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LA DISPARITION DES LUCIOLESDirector: Sébastien Pilote Producer: Marc Daigle, Bernadette Payeur

A frustrated teenager frees herself from her mother's influence and her narrow life in a small…

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LA MENTIRITA BLANCA (LITTLE WHITE LIE)Director: Tomas Alzamora | Producer: Equeco & Pageman Productions

A small-town journalist in southern Chile realizes he has run out of good news so he must start making…

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MOUTHPIECEDirector: Patricia Rozema | Producer: Patricia Rozema, Jennifer Shin, Christina Piovesan

Cassandra, who is portrayed by two women, expresses the opposing voices that exist inside the…

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MURMURDirector: Heather Young | Producer: Martha Cooley, Heather Young

An aging, isolated woman ordered to perform community service for a DUI discovers that adopti…

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OFFICIAL SECRETSDirector: Gavin Hood | Producer: Ged Doherty, Elizabeth Fowler, Melissa Shiyu Zuo

The untold true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NS…

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ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF NOAH PIUGATTUKDirector: Zacharias Kunuk | Producer: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn

Kapuivik, north Baffin Island, 1961. Noah Piugattuk…

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PAIN AND GLORYDirector: Pedro Almodóvar | Producer: Agustín Almodóvar, Ricardo Marco Budé, Ignacio Salazar-Simpson

A film director (portrayed by Antonio Banderas)…

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STOCKHOLMDirector: Robert Budreau

Feature film based on the 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis where the term Stockholm Syndrom…

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UNE COLONIEDirector: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles | Producer: Fanny Drew, Sarah Mannering

Between high school pressures and family disorganization, Mylia is trying to find her bearings…

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WHEN THE STORM FADESDirector: Sean Yap Sei-Been Devlin | Producer: Shane Supernova

A feature film about the lingering impacts of Typhoon Haiyan, starring real survivors re-enactin…

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WHITE LIEDirector: Calvin Thomas, Yohan Lewis

Having become a campus celebrity after a (fictional) cancer diagnosis, a young woman (Kacey Rohl)…

Documentary films category is sponsored by Trudell Medical Limitedimage
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PREYDocumentary by Border City Pictures | Director: Matt Gallagher

Winner of the prestigious 2019 Hot Docs Rogers Audience Choice Award for Best Canadian Feature…

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FOREST CITY - A DOCUMENTARY FILMDirector: Caroline Nolan | Producer: Caroline Nolan, Red Tale Films Inc.

Witnessing a six-acre forest be clear-cut for houses in London, Canada, from her 12th floor condo…

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ILLUSIONS OF CONTROLDirector: Shannon Walsh | Producer: Shannon Walsh & Andrea Schmidt

Illusions of Control follows five compelling and surprising stories of the ways people live on in the…

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ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BANDDirector: Daniel Roher | Producer: Martin Scorsese, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard

Directed by Daniel Roher (Ghosts of Our Forest) an…

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ROOM TO GROWDirector: Jon Garcia & Matt Alber | Producer: Jon Garcia & Matt Alber

For many queer people, some of our toughest years were when we were teenagers living at home. Ho…

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THE FACES WE LOSTDirector: Piotr Cieplak | Producer: Piotr Cieplak, Clementine Dusabejambo

The 1994 genocide in Rwanda claimed almost a million lives in just 100 days. The world stood by as…

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THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFESDirector Alison Reid

Dr. Anne Innis Dagg re-traces the steps of her ground-breaking 1956 journey to South Africa to…

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WEEKENDERDirector: Travis Hayden-Rowe | Producer: Eric Green

Featuring interviews from legal, medical and law enforcement experts, Weekender tells the story of…

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WHERE IN THE HELL IS THE LAVENDER HOUSE?Director: David Hall, Thomas Rotenburg | Producer: David Hall, Longmont Potion Castle, Vivek Venkatesh

The fully authorized and official story of legendary…

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WHO LET THE DOGS OUTDirector: Brent Hodge | Producer: Aly Kelly, Ben Sisto

The untold true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NS…

Short films category is sponsored by Meridianimage
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CHRISTMAS GREENDirector: Clara Altimas | Producer: Ali Mashayekhi, Al Magee, Neil Huber

A disgruntled woman pays an unwanted visit to her lonely neighbour, but both end up finding…

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ANDY ASPERGERDirector: Josh Litman | Producer: Daniel Becker & Matt Nordstrom

Persistently rejected by others, an autistic man has to confront his own prejudices after he seemingly…

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CONTRARYDirector: Dylan Broda | Producer: Cameron Thorpe

Mary, an incredibly lifelike android caretaker, must provide a logical answer for the drowning of her ill…

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CRAZY KILLER CANNIBAL GIRLSDirector: Robert McGill | Producer: Robbin M. McDonnell

Sisters Emme and Elle like to hunt, lure, and devour men. Have they bit off more than they can chew…

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EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO SAYDirector: Edward Mines | Producer: Sean M Cullen & Edward Mines

A socially-challenged man struggles for control of his voice when an A.I. speech inhibitor threatens to…

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GONEDirector: Nicholas Dragas | Producer: Denise Bodan

A woman tries to grapple with the state of her newly damaged marriage…

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GUTSDirector: Nano Clow | Producer: Joaquin Cardoner

Pressured to keep quiet about a friend’s indiscretion, Harry is forced to deal with his secret head-on whe…

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L'DOR V'DORDirector: Michael Tobin | Producer: Michael Tobin, Suzannah Moore, Rosie McGregor

L'Dor V'Dor (Hebrew for From Generation to Generation) is about a father and a son. The father…

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LIMBSDirector: Franci Dimitrovska | Producer: Lief Ramsaran, Andy Reid, Sam Hughes

For every Bert and Ernie, somebody's got to suck it up and play Bert's left arm. Our somebody has had…

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MATERNALDirector: Andrew Simpson | Producer: Sedina Fiati

As a young Canadian-born daughter waits for acceptance to her dream arts program, her…

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MIDNIGHT MARATHONDirector: Jonah Haber | Producer: Michael Hua and Derek Sutton

When the whole world is hypnotized by an unexplained celestial event, a young boy must face…

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NIGHT SHOOTDirector: Penny Eizenga | Producer: Penny Eizenga

An eccentric one-line actor keen to save his characters from extinction uses costumes from pa…

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THAT FUNERAL GLOWDirector: Dylan Mitro | Producer: Adam Craveiro

Fey has just inherited Justine's dog, Benny. The night following Justine's funeral, Fey and Benny fa…

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THE CANDLELIGHT WITCHDirector: Rebecca Flinn-White | Producer: Tia Ayers, Shannon Ayers, Katy Sullivan

To pass the time during a blackout, three siblings tell a scary story that proves to be more dangerous tha…

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TOUCHDirector: Miranda White | Producer: Jesse Crump, David Torres

A nurse discovers that her patient has a dark secret and puts her job on the line to keep the patient saf…

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UNEARTHEDDirector: Caitee McIntyre | Producer: Maxine Hood

In the near future, a major drought has taken over North America. A major agro-chemical company…

Short Documentaries category is sponsored by Canada Lifeimage
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TAKE ME TO PROMDirector: Andrew Moir | Producer: Andrew Moir

Queer Canadians retell a moment from their high school prom…

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EMPTYING THE TANKDirector: Caroline Monnet | Producer: Eric Cinq-Mars

In her striking portrait of Chippewa female mixed martial artist Ashley Nichols, Caroline Monnet…

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FOR THE GIRLSDirector: Emma Grunwald | Producer: Mohit Mangtani and Nicole Clark

For the Girls is an observational documentary about the 14 and 15-year-old girls who play for the…

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GIRL OF MY DREAMSDirector: Kari Townsend | Producer: Kari Townsend

Told through personal photos, home videos, and original music, Girl of My Dreams is a true account…

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GRAVITYDirector: Laura Diaz-Martinez | Producer: Jiacheng Xu

This portrait documentary captures Amy Shackleton's brushless technique, which has led he…

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GREAT LAKES SURFERSDirector: Donnie Ivey | Producer: Donnie Ivey

A look into the unique local scene of surfers who ride the waves of our Great Lakes, chasing weather…

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ICONS OF SOULDirector: George Tsioutsioulas | Producer: Luke McMaster

Through the art of musical collaboration, Icons Of Soul investigates the process by which Lamont…

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IMARADirector: Samuel Wanjohi | Producer: Samuel Wanjohi

Imara tells the story of an ambitious passionate cyclist whose dreams of being a world champion in…

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JASON RIP: A TOMBSTONE EPITAPHDirector: Matthew Downs | Producer: Faith Clark

A profile of renowned London playwright, Jason Rip who has written and produced 81 plays so far and…

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MATSUTAKE HUNTERSDirector/Producer: Shannon Walsh

The forest holds many mysteries. We follow some unique foragers as they hunt for the elusive and…

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ONE OF 100Director: Yulia Starostina | Producer: Joel Parker

“One of 100” is a short documentary film about a 3-years old girl who was diagnosed with a very rare…

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PROVIDENCEDirector: Erin MacIndoe Sproule | Producer: Erin MacIndoe Sproule

A nuanced approach to documenting the changing landscape with the addition of wind turbines and th…

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REDISCOVERED & SHAREDDirector: Madeleine Spezowka and Illyana Vansevenant | Producer: Madeleine Spezowka

Danovia Stechishin has helped keep Ukrainian culture alive in Canada by collecting traditional…

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STEALING THE SOULDirector: Yulia Starostina | Producer: Joel Parker

Short documentary about amazing photographer Jim Kost, who is one of only a few using old style W…

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THE DAY DON DIEDDirector: Sean Horlor & Steve J. Adams | Producer: Sean Horlor, Steve J. Adams, Ana Carrizales

When a condo community learns of a neighbour's death, the dramatic retelling of his disappearance…

Short Animation category is sponsored by Digital Extremesimage
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ISKWĒ - LITTLE STARDirector: Sarah Legault | Producer: Sarah Legault

The song and video recap the callous and racist way the media covered the murders of two Indigenous…

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CYBERSPACE PIRATESDirector: Andrew Komer | Producer: Andrew Komer

Set in a world where people live inside giant '90s computers, a group of Cyberspace Pirates seek ou…

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HOMEDirector: Vanessa Alessi | Producer: Vanessa Alessi

Home’ is a retro-cartoony and comedic animated short set in 1958 following the misadventures of a…

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KELPIEDirector: Dani Bittner | Producer: Dani Bittner

A young shepherd boy frees a panicked, trapped horse, only to find out why it was shackled in the fir…

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WHAT I SEE IN YOUDirector: Megan Lawless | Producer: Sheridon

A father and daughter inspire each other to follow their passions…

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WINTER MIRAGE

On a cold winter night, boy was chased by a ghost...

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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