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The top 10 movies in Canada from 2015

The Toronto International Film Festival announced its picks for Canada's Top Ten Film Festival last night. This annual event celebrates Canadian filmmaking, throwing the spotlight not only on high-profile features, but also on shorts and student films.

Many of the top 10 movies, like Closet Monster and My Internship In Canada, won acclaim at TIFF this past September, so it comes as no surprise that they made this year's list.

You can see these top picks from January 8 to 17, 2016 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox along with Q&As following each screening. Tickets for TIFF members go on sale today; everyone else will have to wait until December 16.

Along with the movies, TIFF will be hosting a talk with Kiefer Sutherland. You can snag a ticket for $20.

Canada's Top Ten Film Festival features for 2015

  • Closet Monster, Stephen Dunn (Elevation Pictures)
  • The Demons (Les démons), Philippe Lesage (FunFilm Distribution)
  • Les êtres chers (Our Loved Ones), Anne Émond (Entertainment One Films)
  • The Forbidden Room, Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson (Mongrel Media)
  • Guantanamo's Child: Omar Khadr, Patrick Reed and Michelle Shephard (White Pine Pictures)
  • HURT, Alan Zweig (Super Channel/MDF)
  • Into the Forest, Patricia Rozema (Elevation Pictures)
  • My Internship in Canada (Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre), Philippe Falardeau (Entertainment One Films)
  • Ninth Floor, Mina Shum (National Film Board of Canada)
  • Sleeping Giant (Le géant endormi), Andrew Cividino (D Films Corp)

Canada's Top Ten Film Festival shorts for 2015

  • Bacon & God's Wrath, Sol Friedman
  • Balmoral Hotel, Wayne Wapeemukwa
  • Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton, Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson (Elevation Pictures)
  • Interview with a Free Man (Entrevue avec un homme libre), Nicolas Lévesque (NFB)
  • The Little Deputy, Trevor Anderson
  • My Enemy, My Brother, Ann Shin
  • Never Steady, Never Still, Kathleen Hepburn
  • NINA, Halima Elkhatabi (Les Films du 3 mars)
  • o negative, Steven McCarthy
  • Overpass (Viaduc), Patrice Laliberté (Travelling, les films qui voyagent)

Canada's Top Ten Film Festival student shorts for 2015

  • Alia, Raghed Charabaty (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)
  • The Casebook of Nips & Porkington, Melody Wang (Sheridan College)
  • Cupid, Maria De Sanctis (York University)
  • Dysmorphia, Katherine Grubb (Emily Carr University of Art + Design)
  • ed, Taha Neyestani (Sheridan College)
  • Menesetung, Kyle McDonnell (Ryerson University)
  • Michi, Kaho Yoshida (Emily Carr University of Art + Design)
  • Ms. Liliane (Mme Liliane), Junna Chif (Concordia University)
  • Pretty Dangerous, Dan Laera (Humber College)
  • Smoke, Kellen Jackson, Suzanne Friesen and Sasha Tomasky (Simon Fraser University)

Surprised at any of the inclusions or omissions? Let us know in the comments.

Image from My Internship in Canada.


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