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Tautuktavuk (What We See)

Directors Carol Kunnuk, Lucy Tulugarjuk (Inuk)
Year 2023
Run Time 82min
Genre Drama

Blurring the line between narrative and non-fiction, Uyarak and her eldest sister Saqpinak, embark on a difficult healing journey after a traumatic event that reminds them of the importance of community, culture, and family. Tautuktavuk (What We See) explores issues of trauma, resilience, and domestic violence from the perspective of two Inuit women.

Directors

Carol Kunnuk, Lucy Tulugarjuk (Inuk)

Writers

Lucy Tulugarjuk (Inuk), Gillian Robinson, Samuel Cohn-Cousineau, Norman Cohn

Cast

Carol Kunnuk, Lucy Tulugarjuk (Inuk)

Producers

Jonathan Frantz, Lucy Tulugarjuk (Inuk)

Genre

Drama

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Family Relationships, Female Filmmaker, Indigenous Filmmaker, Strong Female Leads

Original Language

Inuktitut

Canadian Distributor

Isuma Distribution International

Humane

Director Caitlin Cronenberg
Year 2024
Genre Horror, Thriller
Humane takes place over a single day, mere months after a global ecological collapse has forced world leaders to take extreme measures to reduce the earth’s population. In a wealthy enclave, a recently retired newsman has invited his four grown children to dinner to announce his intentions to enlist in the nation’s new euthanasia program. But when the father’s plan goes horribly awry, tensions flare and chaos erupt among his children.

Director

Caitlin Cronenberg

Writer

Michael Sparaga

Cast

Jay Baruchel, Emily Hampshire, Peter Gallagher

Producer

Michael Sparaga

Genres

Horror, Thriller

Interest

Female Filmmaker

Original Language

English

Le coyote (The Coyote)

Director Katherine Jerkovic
Year 2022
Run Time 89min
Genre Drama
A widower's estranged daughter suddenly reappears with a grandson he didn't know about.

Director

Katherine Jerkovic

Writer

Katherine Jerkovic

Cast

Enzo Desmeules Saint-Hilaire, Jorge Martinez Colorado

Producer

Nicolas Comeau

Genre

Drama

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Family Relationships, Female Filmmaker, Newcomer Stories

Original Languages

French, Other Language

Canadian Distributor

Game Theory Films

Another Planet

Director Christene Browne
Year 1999
Run Time 93min
Genre Drama
A young woman unsure of her cultural heritage, arrives in rural Quebec, Canada.

Director

Christene Browne

Writer

Christene Browne

Cast

Sandy Daley

Producer

Christene Browne

Genre

Drama

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Black Filmmaker, Female Filmmaker

Original Languages

English, French

Butterfly Tale

Director Sophie Roy
Year 2023
Run Time 88min
Genre Animation, Family
Patrick (Mena Massoud) is a butterfly with a dream: to take the journey of a lifetime and be a part of the great Monarch butterfly migration from Canada to Mexico! Unfortunately, he was born with a faulty, underdeveloped wing, so he can’t fly. Which means he can’t go…

Determined not to let his disability stop him, Patrick and his best friend, a goofy caterpillar named Marty (Lucinda Davis), stow away in a milkweed trailer to be part of the adventure. Facing challenges and trials along the way, Patrick faces his fear, embraces his uniqueness and overcomes adversity to become an unlikely hero!

Butterfly Tale is an inspiring animated adventure full of humour that reminds us that differences are less important than the bonds we share.

Director

Sophie Roy

Writers

Heidi Foss, Lienne Sawatsky, Michael Solomon

Cast

Tatiana Maslany, Mena Massoud

Genres

Animation, Family

Interests

Bullying, Female Filmmaker

Original Languages

English, French

True Confections

Director Gail Singer
Year 1991
Run Time 95min
Genre Comedy, Drama

Verna is searching for herself and Mr. Right, at the same time. Burdened with a 1990s sensibility in a 1950s/1960s conservative era, Verna tries to come to terms with a place in time that is not hip enough for her.

Director

Gail Singer

Writers

Gail Singer, Sondra Gotlieb

Cast

Leslie Hope

Producer

Roy Krost

Genres

Comedy, Drama

Interest

Female Filmmaker

Original Language

English

Ariel: Back To Buenos Aires

Director Alison Murray
Year 2022
Run Time 96min
Genre Drama

A brother and sister return to the country of their birth, Argentina, for the first time in their adult lives they fall in love with tango and uncover dark family secrets.

Director

Alison Murray

Writer

Alison Murray

Producers

Felicitas Raffo, Alison Murray

Genre

Drama

Interest

Female Filmmaker

Original Language

English

Intersection

Director Cecilia Araneda
Year 2022
Run Time 99min
Genre Drama

Chilean refugee Daniela came to Canada as a child after her mother was assassinated during Chile's dictatorship. Her father, Pepe, never wants to speak about Chile, but when her daughter Rocío starts to ask questions, Daniela decides to apply for Chilean citizenship for a first trip back. This triggers the Chilean government to piece together records never before connected in the paper days and leads them to uncover much more than Daniela expected.

Director

Cecilia Araneda

Writer

Cecilia Araneda

Cast

Carmen Aguirre

Producers

Cecilia Araneda, Joseph Novak

Genre

Drama

Interests

Female Filmmaker, Global Experiences

Original Language

English

Mother of All Shows

Director Melissa D'Agostino
Year 2023
Run Time 110min
Genre Drama

In order for Liza to cope with the impending death of her estranged mother, she retreats to a 70's variety show in her mind where the all-powerful host is her own mother, Rosa, who leads a cast of people from Liza's past and present.

Director

Melissa D'Agostino

Writers

David James Brock, Melissa D'Agostino

Cast

Wendie Malick, Melissa D'Agostino

Producers

Matt Schichter, Matthew Campagna

Genre

Drama

Interest

Female Filmmaker

Original Language

English

Simple comme Sylvain (The Nature of Love)

Director Monia Chokri
Year 2023
Run Time 110min
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
This newest comedy from director Monia Chokri follows a university professor who is bored with her comfortable marriage, and finds herself drawn to the handsome contractor who’s renovating her summer home. Their budding relationship opens up the question of what happens when romance and class divisions intertwine.

Director

Monia Chokri

Writer

Monia Chokri

Cast

Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Monia Chokri, Magalie Lépine Blondeau, Francis-William Rhéaume

Producers

Nathanaël Karmitz, Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant, Elisha Karmitz

Genres

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Interests

Female Filmmaker, Strong Female Leads

Original Language

French

Canadian Distributor

Immina Films

I Used to be Funny

Director Ally Pankiw
Year 2023
Run Time 105min
Genre Comedy, Drama
A dark dramedy that follows Sam (Rachel Sennott), an aspiring stand-up comedian and au pair struggling with PTSD, as she decides whether or not to join the search for Brooke (Olga Petsa), a missing teenage girl she used to nanny.

Director

Ally Pankiw

Ally Pankiw is an accomplished writer and director who has worked on such television shows as Schitt’s Creek, The Great and Shrill. She directed the first season of the Netflix comedy series Feel Good, and recently wrote and directed her first feature film I Used to Be Funny which won the Audience Award for best narrative feature film at Inside Out. She is currently developing the TV show Standing By with Dan Levy.

Writer

Ally Pankiw

Cast

Rachel Sennott, Olga Petsa, Jason Jones

Producers

Breann Smordin, James Weyman, Jason Aita

Genres

Comedy, Drama

Interests

Female Filmmaker, Strong Female Leads

Original Language

English

Canadian Distributor

levelFILM

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Cette maison (This House)

Director Miryam Charles
Year 2023
Run Time 75min
Genre Documentary, Drama, Experimental

Drawing from the events surrounding her fourteen-year-old cousin’s murder in 2008, director Miryam Charles wants to finally unpack her grief and the trauma associated with it. Through dream-like reenactments of her own childhood and an imagined life for her cousin, Charles delves into the changing emotional, political, and historical climates surrounding her family as Haitian-Canadians in Quebec.


This beautifully crafted film is a bold and thought-provoking look at family, and a moving tribute to a life tragically cut short.


“A daring blend of documentary and fantasy that invests a deeply personal drama with a wide historical scope.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Director

Miryam Charles

Writer

Miryam Charles

Cast

Schelby Jean-Baptiste

Producer

Felix Dufour-Laperriere

Genres

Documentary, Drama, Experimental

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Black Filmmaker, Family Relationships, Female Filmmaker, Newcomer Stories

Original Language

French

Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

Director Ariane Louis-Seize
Year 2023
Run Time 90min
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance

Young vampire Sasha is going to die if she doesn’t kill. Being entirely opposed to taking a human life to feed on, she has long relied on her family’s murderous habits to get her blood, until they suddenly cut her off. Enter Paul, a lonely teen who is considering ending his own life, and is more than willing to do so to help Sasha survive. As they each prepare for the next step in their budding doomed relationship, a true bond forms between them – one that is as sweet as it is inconvenient.


This truly unique coming-of-age story is a heartwarming and clever spin on the vampire genre, and has captured awards at festivals around the world.


“Ariane Louis-Seize makes her feature-length directorial debut with this daring and daffy horror-comedy that plays like Romeo and Juliet meets Beetlejuice and Amelie [sic].” – Kristy Puchko, Mashable

Director

Ariane Louis-Seize

Writers

Ariane Louis-Seize, Christine Doyon

Cast

Félix-Antoine Bénard, Sara Montpetit

Genres

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Interests

Cult & Offbeat Cinema, Female Filmmaker, Strong Female Leads

Original Language

French

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My Animal

Director Jacqueline Castel
Year 2023
Run Time 104min
Genre Drama, Horror, Romance

Living with a curse that turns her into a wolf if she’s out of the house after midnight, Heather (Menuez) is kept on a tight leash by her overbearing parents. But everything changes when she falls for the new girl in town, Jonny (Stenberg). The two form an instant connection, but as their relationship develops, it causes Heather to rebel, increasing the risk that her secret could be exposed – with disastrous consequences.


A stylish and tense horror-romance, this exciting first feature from director Jacqueline Castel features amazing performances from its two emerging leads, brought together with a cast of Canadian icons.


My Animal marks an impressive, confident feature debut for several key talents.” – Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter

Director

Jacqueline Castel

Writer

Jae Matthews

Cast

Amandla Stenberg, Bobbi Salvör Menuez

Producers

Andrew Bronfman, Michael Solomon

Genres

Drama, Horror, Romance

Interests

Cult & Offbeat Cinema, Female Filmmaker, LGBTQ2S+

Original Language

English

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The Queen of My Dreams

Director Fawzia Mirza
Year 2023
Run Time 97min
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Azra (Kaur), a young Queer Pakistani-Canadian woman, has long felt disconnected from her mother, Mariam (Bucha). Reuniting in Pakistan for her father’s funeral in 1999, flashbacks to 30 years earlier show a young Mariam (played in a dual role by Kaur) falling in love with Azra’s father, Hassan (Haq). Jumping back and forth between these two coming-of-age stories, the connections between mother and daughter become more and more clear – but will they realise this in time to save their relationship?

Sumptuously capturing the feel of a Bollywood film while telling a relatable cross-continental story, Fawzia Mirza’s impressive debut feature is an instant classic.


“Mirza has created a film bursting with creative energy and distinctive aesthetic sensibilities.” – Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter

Director

Fawzia Mirza

Writer

Fawzia Mirza

Cast

Amrit Kaur

Producers

Marc Tetreault, Jason Levangie, Andria Wilson

Genres

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Interests

Asian Filmmaker, BIPOC Stories, Family Relationships, Female Filmmaker, LGBTQ2S+, Newcomer Stories, Strong Female Leads

Original Languages

English, Other Language

The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin

Director Janet Perlman
Year 1981
Run Time 10min
Genre Animation, Comedy

The classic Cinderella fairytale is given an endearing twist, presented by a cast of penguins!

Director

Janet Perlman

Genres

Animation, Comedy

Interests

Family Relationships, Female Filmmaker

Original Language

No Dialogue

Invasion of the Space Lobsters

Director Janet Perlman
Year 2005
Run Time 6min
Genre Animation
As they try to assemble their barbecue, a suburban family is stunned by the appearance of giant lobsters in an egg-shaped UFO, leading to hilarious pandemonium. In this clever animated throwback to 1950s monster movies, a neighbourhood learns the value of clear communication!

Director

Janet Perlman

Genre

Animation

Interest

Female Filmmaker

Original Languages

English, French

Sinking Ship

Director Sasha Leigh Henry
Year 2020
Run Time 13min
Genre Romance
On a seemingly ordinary date, a couple begins to frankly dissect their relationship, revealing the unexpectedly rocky foundation that it is built upon.

Director

Sasha Leigh Henry

Writer

Tania Thompson

Cast

Pip Dwyer, Edsson Morales, Madeleine Claude

Genre

Romance

Interest

Female Filmmaker

Original Language

English

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No Crying at the Dinner Table

Director Carol Nguyen
Year 2019
Run Time 16min
Genre Documentary
Director Carol Nguyen reflects on a family tragedy through a series of interviews, exposing how trauma and grief can remain in the shadows for too long.
 

Director

Carol Nguyen

Producers

Carol Nguyen, Aziz Zoromba

Genre

Documentary

Interests

Biography, Family Relationships, Female Filmmaker

Original Languages

English, Other Language

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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