Violet Nelson in a scene from ARRAY Releasing Presents "THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN" Courtesy of Array Releasing / Photo Credit Katrin Bragadottir
Violet Nelson in a scene from ARRAY Releasing Presents “THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN” Courtesy of Array Releasing / Photo Credit Katrin Bragadottir

TIFF revealed its Canada’s Top Ten list of features and short films of 2019. This year’s Top Ten list features three directorial debuts and four Indigenous filmmakers. The shorts and features lineups showcase works by 12 of Canada’s most talented female filmmakers. Four directors are alumni from TIFF’s Talent Development programs: Filmmaker Lab, Writers’ Studio, and Telefilm Canada’s PITCH THIS!

“TIFF is thrilled to present this uniquely Canadian list that represents the very best in homegrown storytelling,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director and Co-Head of TIFF. “With representation spanning across all regions of Canada, these films expertly examine key themes facing society right now – including the power of social media, the importance of independence, mental health, the impact of colonization, domestic abuse, and loneliness.”

TIFF’s Top Ten Canadian films of 2019

Features

And the Birds Rained Down (Il pleuvait des oiseaux) Louise Archambault | Quebec

Anne at 13,000 ft Kazik Radwanski | Ontario

Antigone Sophie Deraspe | Quebec | Film opens at TIFF Bell Lightbox December 6

Black Conflux Nicole Dorsey | Newfoundland/Quebec

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn | British Columbia | Film opens at TIFF Bell Lightbox December 13

Matthias & Maxime Xavier Dolan | Quebec

Murmur Heather Young | Nova Scotia

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk Zacharias Kunuk | Nunavut

The Twentieth Century Matthew Rankin | Quebec

White Lie Calvin Thomas, Yonah Lewis | Ontario

Shorts

Acadiana Guillaume Fournier, Samuel Matteau, Yannick Nolin | Quebec

Cityscape Michael Snow | Ontario

Delphine Chloé Robichaud | Quebec

Docking Trevor Anderson | Alberta

I Am in the World as Free and Slender as a Deer on a Plain Sofia Banzhaf | Ontario

Jarvik Emilie Mannering | Quebec

No Crying At The Dinner Table Carol Nguyen | Ontario

The Physics of Sorrow (Physique de la tristesse) Theodore Ushev | Quebec

Please Speak Continuously And Describe Your Experiences As They Come To You Brandon Cronenberg | Ontario

Throat Singing in Kangirsuk (Katatjatuuk Kangirsumi) Eva Kaukai, Manon Chamberland | Quebec

The Canada’s Top Ten shorts will be screened at TIFF Bell Lightbox in a program format, on January 26, 2020.

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