Toronto Film Festival Unveils Canadian Lineup

The Toronto Film Festival, which runs September 10-20, unveiled more than 20 Canadian features to premiere at the festival. Among the films are world premieres for Robert Budreau’s Chet Baker biopic Born To Be Blue with Ethan Hawke, and Patricia Rozema’s Into The Forest starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood

”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.”

The films will compete for the Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film, as well as the City Of Toronto Award For Best Canadian First Feature Film.

Here are the latest additions:


Born To Be Blue – directed by Robert Budreau

Into The Forest – directed by Patricia Rozema

Ville-Marie directed by Guy Édoin


Al Purdy Was Here directed by Brian D. Johnson

Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr directed b Patrick Reed and Michelle Shephard

Ninth Floor directed by Mina Shum

This Changes Everything – directed by Avi Lewis

Welcome To F.L., directed by Geneviève Dulude-De Celles


Closet Monster – directed by Stephen Dunn

Fire Song – directed by Adam Garnet Jones

The Rainbow Kid  – directed by Kire Paputts

River  – directed by Jamie M Dagg

Sleeping Giant  – directed by Andrew Cividino


How Heavy This Hammer  – directed by Kazik Radwanski,

Our Loved Ones (Les Étres Chers)  – directed by Anne Émond

My Internship In Canada  – directed by Phillipe Falardeau,

The Waiting Room   – directed by Igor Drljaca,


Endorphine  – directed by André Turpin

Hellions   – directed byBruce McDonald

No Men Beyond This Point  – directed by Mark Sawers


88:88   – directed by Isiah Medina

The Forbidden Room  – directed byEvan Johnson and Guy Maddin

Invention  – directed by Mark Lewis

Minotaur   – directed by Nicolás Pereda

Bring Me The Head Of Tim Horton   – directed by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson

The Forbidden Room  – directed by A Living Poster, Galen Johnson

La Giubba  – directed by Tony Romano and Corin Sworn

Stories Are Meaning-Making Machines  – directed by Annie MacDonnell and Maïder Fortuné

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