The Toronto Film Festival has revealed its annual list of top ten Canadian films. Compiled by TIFF’s team of programmers in collaboration with Canadian critics, the ‘Canada’s Top Ten’ list includes TIFF titles Freaks, which scored a significant deal with Well Go, and Giant Little Ones. Scroll down for the full list.
The feature list was curated by Cameron Bailey, Kerri Craddock, Steve Gravestock, Danis Goulet, Ming-Jenn Lim, and Kathleen Drumm, in collaboration with the Vancouver Film Critics Circle and the Association Québécoise des Critiques de Cinéma.
“TIFF is thrilled to present its uniquely Canadian list that offers a richness of voices, perspectives, and insights into adolescent identity,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director and Co-Head of TIFF. “These films expertly examine heritage, family, the fragility of friendships, and the importance of challenging the current state of our world, and are testament to the fact that our Canadian filmmakers are among the most daring and innovative. TIFF is incredibly proud to celebrate their tremendous achievements in 2018.”
Yesterday, TIFF announced that Shape Of Water director Guillermo Del Toro is co-curating with Diana Sanchez a focus on Mexican cinema. A total of 25 films from six decades will screen at Toronto’s Bell Lightbox.
TIFF’s ‘Canada’s Top Ten’:
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky | Ontario
Sgaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife) Gwaai Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown | British Columbia
Firecrackers Jasmin Mozaffari | Ontario
The Fireflies Are Gone (La disparition des lucioles) Sébastien Pilote | Quebec
Freaks Zach Lipovsky, Adam Stein | British Columbia
Genèse (Genesis) Philippe Lesage | Quebec
Giant Little Ones Keith Behrman | Ontario
Mouthpiece Patricia Rozema | Ontario
Roads in February (Les routes en février) Katherine Jerkovic | Quebec
What Walaa Wants Christy Garland | Ontario
Paseo Matthew Hannam | Ontario
Veslemøy’s Song Sofia Bohdanowicz | Ontario
My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes Charlie Tyrell | Ontario
The Subject (Le sujet) Patrick Bouchard | Quebec
Brotherhood (Ikhwène) Meryam Joobeur | Quebec
Fauve Jérémy Comte | Quebec
ALTIPLANO Malena Szlam | Quebec
Accidence Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson | Manitoba
Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes) Amanda Strong | British Columbia
Little Waves (Les petites vagues) Ariane Louis-Seize | Quebec
TIFF will celebrate the films at a cocktail event at TIFF Bell Lightbox this evening.