Hockey Night

Director Paul Shapiro
Year 1984
Run Time 74min
Genre Drama, Family
Cathy (Follows), an avid youth hockey player, moves with her mother to Parry Sound and finds no leagues for girls her age. After securing a spot in the lineup of an all-boys team, she finds that regardless of how well she plays on the ice, she continues to face opposition from a major sponsor who insists he doesn’t want her on the team. As the team nears a major final, she has to rely on the support of her teammates, and particularly its star player (Bisson) to let her achieve her hockey dreams.

A Canadian sports classic, Hockey Night features the on-screen debut of Yannick Bisson (Murdoch Mysteries) and memorable performances from Rick Moranis and Megan Follows (Anne of Green Gables).

Director

Paul Shapiro

Writers

Jack Blum, Paul Shapiro

Cast

Megan Follows, Rick Moranis, Gail Youngs

Producer

Martin Harbury

Genres

Drama, Family

Interests

Classics, Discrimination, Sports, Strong Female Leads

Original Language

English

Language Version

EN CC

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Short Film Programme

Director Various
Year 2022
Genre Action/Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Family, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller
In addition to the feature films in this catalogue, we also offer a wealth of Canadian short films suitable for various grade levels. They cover a variety of themes and topics, and encompass fiction and documentary, live action and animation. For the full list, check out our Short Film Programme page, and use the filters at the top to find something that meets your needs. 

If you’d like to show several short films together as a programme, please feel free to get in touch for advice and tips on selecting the perfect combination for your needs. 

Director

Various

Genres

Action/Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Family, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller

Interests

Arts and Culture, Biography, BIPOC Stories, Bullying, Classics, Cult & Offbeat Cinema, Discrimination, Environment, ESL, Family Relationships, Female Filmmaker, Global Experiences, History, Indigenous Filmmaker, LGBTQ2S+, Literary Adaptation, Newcomer Stories, Social Justice & Politics, Sports, Strong Female Leads

Original Languages

English, French

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Indigenous-made Short Films

Director Various
Genre Action/Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Family, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller
In addition to the feature films in this catalogue, we also offer a wealth of Indigenous-made short films suitable for various grade levels. They cover a variety of themes and topics, and encompass fiction and documentary, live action and animation. For the full list, check out our Short Film Programme and filter by Indigenous filmmaker. 

 

Director

Various

Genres

Action/Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Family, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller

Interests

Arts and Culture, BIPOC Stories, Female Filmmaker, Indigenous Filmmaker

Original Languages

English, French, Other Language

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Frost

Director Jeremy Ball
Year 2012
Run Time 14min
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Young Arctic hunter Naya embarks on a search for food outside her ancestral hunting grounds. There she discovers an unfamiliar new world and a dangerous predator.

Director

Jeremy Ball

Writer

Jeremy Ball

Cast

Emily Piggford, Lara Daans, Oscar Hsu

Producer

Lauren Grant

Genres

Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Interests

BIPOC Stories, History

Original Language

English

Language Version

None

Canadian Distributor

Canadian Film Centre

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Wildfire

Director Bretten Hannam (L'nu)
Year 2019
Run Time 12min
Genre Drama
On the run from their abusive father, two Mi’kmaq brothers befriend a hitchhiker who helps them connect to their identities.

Director

Bretten Hannam (L'nu)

Writer

Bretten Hannam (L'nu)

Cast

Guillermo Knockwood, Bobby Pierro

Producers

Bretten Hannam (L'nu), Gharrett Patrick Paon

Genre

Drama

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Family Relationships, Indigenous Filmmaker, LGBTQ2S+

Original Language

English

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Kajutaijuq: The Spirit That Comes

Director Scott Brachmayer
Year 2014
Run Time 15min
Genre Drama, Thriller
Part Inuit legend, part thriller, an Arctic hunter tries to live by the traditional skills his grandfather taught him — but they are difficult for a modern man to apply, and the price of failure is high.

Director

Scott Brachmayer

Writer

Scott Brachmayer

Cast

Johnny Issaluk

Producer

Nyla Innuksuk (Inuk)

Genres

Drama, Thriller

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Environment, Family Relationships, Indigenous Filmmaker

Original Language

Inuktitut

Language Version

EN Subtitles

Canadian Distributor

North Creative Films Inc.

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Barefoot

Director Danis Goulet (Cree/Métis)
Year 2012
Run Time 11min
Genre Drama
In a tight-knit Cree community in northern Saskatchewan, 16-year-old Alyssa enjoys the attention that comes with pregnancy — until her secret plan unravels.

Director

Danis Goulet (Cree/Métis)

Danis Goulet is an award-winning Cree/Métis filmmaker from La Ronge, SK, now based in Toronto. Her films have screened at festivals worldwide including Sundance, Berlinale, TIFF, and MoMA. She is a former programmer and current board member for TIFF, and was the former Director of the imagineNATIVE Film+Media Arts Festival. Her latest projects include the TV series Reservation Dogs, and the upcoming feature film Ivy

Writer

Danis Goulet (Cree/Métis)

Cast

Emily Roberts, Cole Ballantyne

Producer

Christine Kleckner

Genre

Drama

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Female Filmmaker, Indigenous Filmmaker

Original Language

English

Canadian Distributor

Treeline Pictures

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Aviliaq (Entwined)

Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuk)
Year 2014
Run Time 15min
Genre Drama, Romance
In the 1950s, two Inuit women attempt to protect their relationship when pressure from their community forces them to marry men.

Director

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuk)

Arnaquq-Baril is an award-winning Inuk filmmaker whose work has screened on CBC, APTN, and at festivals like Hot Docs, imagineNATIVE, TIFF and many others. Her credits include the award-winning doc Angry Inuk, Aviliaq, Inuit High Kick, Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos and The Embargo Project. She also produced the award winning film The Grizzlies, the 2022 film Slash/Back, and co-founded the Inuit production company Red Marrow Media. She is currently producing the documentary Twice Colonized.

 

Writer

Dallas Varcoe

Cast

Miali Buscemi, Malaya Qaunirq Chapman

Producers

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuk), Miriam Levin-Gold, Anne-Marie Stuart

Genres

Drama, Romance

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Female Filmmaker, Indigenous Filmmaker, Social Justice & Politics

Original Language

Inuktitut

Language Version

EN Subtitles

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Assini

Director Gail Maurice (Cree/Métis)
Year 2015
Run Time 13min
Genre Drama
Seven-year-old Assini and her friends often play Cowboys and Indians. But when Assini discovers that she herself is an "Indian," the game takes a new turn.

Director

Gail Maurice (Cree/Métis)

Writer

Gail Maurice (Cree/Métis)

Producers

Gail Maurice (Cree/Métis), Melanie Bray

Genre

Drama

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Female Filmmaker, Indigenous Filmmaker, Social Justice & Politics

Original Language

English

Language Version

None

Canadian Distributor

Vtape

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Empty

Director Jackie Traverse (Anishinaabe)
Year 2009
Run Time 5min
Genre Animation, Documentary, Drama
Set to a song by Little Hawk, this animated story is a daughter's starkly honest tribute to her estranged mother.

Director

Jackie Traverse (Anishinaabe)

Writer

Jackie Traverse (Anishinaabe)

Producer

Joe MacDonald

Genres

Animation, Documentary, Drama

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Family Relationships, Female Filmmaker, Indigenous Filmmaker

Original Language

English

Canadian Distributor

Winnipeg Film Group

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Amaqqut Nunaat: The Country of Wolves

Director Neil Christopher
Year 2011
Run Time 12min
Genre Animation, Drama
It begins as a hunting trip out on the ice for two Inuit hunters. However, soon they find themselves lost and the only safe haven to be found for miles is a mysterious village filled with the sounds of drum dancing and revelry. Unfortunately, this village turns out to be even more dangerous than the frigid ocean as the men realize that in this strange land, men can change into wolves.
 

Director

Neil Christopher

Writer

Neil Christopher

Producers

Neil Christopher, Louise Flaherty (Inuk)

Genres

Animation, Drama

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Family Relationships, Female Filmmaker, Indigenous Filmmaker

Original Language

Inuktitut

Language Versions

EN Dub, EN Subtitles

Canadian Distributors

Inhabit Media, Taqqut Productions

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Awaskinawason (Children of Earth)

Director Antony Dubé (Atikamekw)
Year 2015
Run Time 3min
Genre Animation, Drama
Awaskinawason is made up of the Atikamekw words awacic (child), aski (earth) and takonawason (having the responsibility for). A plea to respect the great circle of life.

Director

Antony Dubé (Atikamekw)

Writer

Antony Dubé (Atikamekw)

Genres

Animation, Drama

Interests

Arts and Culture, BIPOC Stories, Environment, Indigenous Filmmaker

Original Language

Other Language

Language Versions

EN Subtitles, FR Subtitles

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A World of Our Own

Director Morningstar Derosier (Anishinaabe)
Year 2018
Run Time 9min
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
In a twist on futuristic sci-fi, a young woman becomes infatuated with a woman who removes a ubiquitous computer implant that has replaced most forms of communication.

Director

Morningstar Derosier (Anishinaabe)

Writer

Morningstar Derosier (Anishinaabe)

Cast

Curtis Carriere, Rebekah Manella, Kaitlyn Stewart

Producer

Morningstar Derosier (Anishinaabe)

Genres

Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Female Filmmaker, Indigenous Filmmaker

Original Language

English

I’ve Got Blisters on My Fingers

Director Ryan Steel
Year 2021
Run Time 9min
Genre Comedy, Drama
Jesse is a socially awkward loner who has a hard time getting home after losing his job due to the COVID-19 pandemic in this funny and heartwarming short.

Director

Ryan Steel

Writer

Ryan Steel

Cast

Jesse Lawrence

Producer

Sharon Corder

Genres

Comedy, Drama

Interests

Global Experiences, Social Justice & Politics

Original Language

English

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Al Ghorba

Director Alia Hijaab
Year 2019
Run Time 6min
Genre Animation, Drama
Through a conversation with her family back home, a Syrian immigrant in Canada expresses her loneliness, and faces her mounting fears about the future.

Director

Alia Hijaab

Writer

Alia Hijaab

Producer

Alia Hijaab

Genres

Animation, Drama

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Family Relationships, Female Filmmaker, Global Experiences, Newcomer Stories, Social Justice & Politics

Original Languages

English, Other Language

Bam

Director Howie Shia
Year 2015
Run Time 6min
Genre Animation, Drama
In this modern adaptation of the story of Hercules, a young boxer struggles to negotiate between his shy, bookish nature and his divinely violent temper.

Director

Howie Shia

Writer

Howie Shia

Producers

Maral Mohammadian, Michael Fukushima

Genres

Animation, Drama

Interests

Literary Adaptation, Sports

Original Language

English

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Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes)

Director Amanda Strong (Michif)
Year 2018
Run Time 19min
Genre Animation, Drama
In this dream-like animation, a young Anishanaabe artist comes to a suburban neighbourhood to reclaim her ancestral tradition of sap harvesting.

Director

Amanda Strong (Michif)

Writers

Amanda Strong (Michif), Bracken Hanuse Corlett (Wuikinuxv-Klahoose), Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Producer

Amanda Strong (Michif)

Genres

Animation, Drama

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Female Filmmaker, Indigenous Filmmaker

Original Language

English

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Hole

Director G. Goletski
Year 2018
Run Time 6min
Genre Animation, Drama
The story of Mo, a young adult on the autism spectrum whose daily routine is disrupted when a mysterious hole begins to follow them around.

Director

G. Goletski

Writer

G. Goletski

Genres

Animation, Drama

Interest

BIPOC Stories

Original Language

English

7A

Director Zachary Russell
Year 2018
Run Time 10min
Genre Drama
A routine home repair becomes a living nightmare as a mysterious gas descends on an apartment building, leaving one of its residents with a terrifying life-or-death decision.

Director

Zachary Russell

Writers

Zachary Russell, Kayla Lorette

Cast

Tom Rooney, Kayla Lorette

Producers

William Goldbloom, Marianna Khoury

Genre

Drama

Original Language

English

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Air Show

Director Maya Bastian
Year 2017
Run Time 8min
Genre Drama
Having recently started a new life in Toronto, a Tamil family comes face to face with their lingering trauma when they first encounter the thundering noise of the air show

Director

Maya Bastian

Writer

Maya Bastian

Producer

Maya Bastian

Genre

Drama

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Female Filmmaker, Global Experiences

Original Language

English