Canadian film fest

See Canada's rising stars at 8th Canadian Film Fest

The Canadian Film Festival kicks off its 8th edition this Thursday, March 20th at the Royal Cinema. This year's line-up includes six features and over a dozen short films - all, as advertised, made by Canucks. Running the full gamut of genre fare to fictional dramas to documentaries, the festival offers Torontonians a glimpse of Canada's rising stars who were passed over by TIFF and Canada's Top Ten selection committees, for whatever reason.

This year's opening night film is Craig Goodwill's feature-length extension of his own short film, Patch Town, which screened in TIFF's Short Cuts Canada program in 2011. The feature is described as a surreal vision of faux Russian folklore and a sharp satire of contemporary consumer culture. For more on the festival's line-up and schedule, or to buy tickets, visit the festival's website.

The Canadian Film Fest runs March 20th to 22nd at The Royal.


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