Canada’s Top Ten 2014


Hosted by Cameron Bailey / Featuring Ann Marie Fleming
JANUARY 18 — 6:00pm

JANUARY 10 — 8:00pm

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“Canadian movies and Canadian talent have proven themselves among the best in the world. Now it’s our chance to get together and celebrate our best.”

The year’s best Canadian films are in the spotlight in The Cinematheque’s annual presentation of the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival. Established in 2001 by the Toronto International Film Festival, this celebration of excellence in our national cinema showcases Canadian achievements in both feature-length and short-form films. This year, a new category, student short films, has been added to the festival.

The festival’s feature, short, and student short selections are each chosen by a panel of filmmakers and industry professionals from across Canada. To be eligible, films must be directed by a Canadian citizen or resident and have been released commercially or played a major film festival in Canada.

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival runs January 8-18, 2015, and includes a special onstage conversation with award-winning film and television actress Sandra Oh (Double Happiness, Sideways, Grey’s Anatomy) on January 18.

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Mommy (Xavier Dolan)
Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg)
You're Sleeping Nicole / Tu dors Nicole (Stéphane Lafleur)
Violent (Andrew Huculiak)
Corbo (Mathieu Denis)
Felix and Meira / Félix et Meira (Maxime Giroux)
Sol (Susan Avingaq, Marie-Hélène Cousineau)
In Her Place (Albert Shin)
Monsoon (Sturla Gunnarsson)
The Price We Pay (Harold Crooks)

Backroads (Candy Fox)
Dinnertime (Alexander Mainwaring)
Elpis (Akreta Saim)
Fallow (Breanna Cheek)
Last Dance on the Main / La dernière danse sur la Main (Aristofanis Soulikias)
Lifers (Joel Salaysay)
Light (Yassmina Karajah)
Never Stop Cycling (Colin Lepper)
Running Season (Grayson Moore)
Tomonster (Poi Ka Wong)

Bihttoš (Rebel) (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers)
Bison (Kevan Funk)
La Coup / The Cut (Geneviève Dulude-De Celles)
Cutaway (Kazik Radwanski)
Day 40 (Sol Friedman)
Kajutaijuq: The Spirit That Comes (Scott Brachmayer)
Mynarski Death Plummet / Mynarski chute mortelle (Matthew Rankin)
Sleeping Giant (Andrew Cividino)
Still (Slater Jewell-Kemker)
The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer (Randall Lloyd Okita)

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Acknowledgments: The Cinematheque is grateful to the Toronto International Film Festival for making this Vancouver presentation of the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival possible. Thanks to Cameron Bailey, Steve Gravestock, Lisa Goldberg, Meaghan Brander, Alex Rogalski , and Magali Simard for their kind assistance.

Program notes adapted from texts provided by TIFF.


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