In the rundown Sarajevo suburb of Alipasino Polje, Faruk is an orphan who lives with his ill grandmother and spends his days foraging for scrap metal and dabbling in petty crime. One day he meets Mona, a timid teen from a politically powerful and affluent family. As Mona dreams of escaping the overbearing toxicity of her home life, she seeks refuge and opens herself up to Faruk, a boy from a world entirely different than her own.
TABIJA (THE WHITE FORTRESS)
written and directed Igor Drljaca
starring Pavle Cemerikic, Sumeja Dardagan, Jasmin Geljo, Kerim Cutuna, Alban Ukaj, Irena Mulamuhic
Bosnia Selection for the 94th Academy Awards
TIFF Canada's Top Ten 2021 Select
written and directed by Kyle Thomas
starring Alana Hawley Purvis, Joe Perry, Nicole De Boer, Chad Brownlee
From the director of Official TIFF Selection The Valley Below "
When her parents are killed in a sudden car accident, television actor Frankie King (Alana Hawley Purvis) returns to her hometown in rural Alberta to face this tragedy after being estranged from her family for 20 years. As she struggles to reconnect with her truculent brother Grayson (Joe Perry), old wounds are reopened and family secrets uncovered. Range Roads is an intimate story of grief, longing, and forgiveness, that explores the painful and beautiful complexities of what it means to be a family.
EVENTS TRANSPIRING BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER A HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME
written and directed by Ted Stenson
starring Andrew Phung, Paul Cowling, Jay Morberg
Starring Andrew Phung from "Kim ' s Convenience"
It’s 1999 and the Middleview Ducks boys basketball team are about to play the most low-stakes game of their lives. As the team prepares for another certain loss, the dramas around the game become more of a focus than the score. Locker room conversations about existentialism, an assistant coach’s obsession with an NBA offence technique, organizing a radical theatre protest, and frantically searching for an osteoporosisstricken canine are just some of the events that take place before, during, and after the high school basketball game.
written and directed by Josephine Mackerras
starring Emilie Piponnier, Martin Swabey, Chloe Boreham
WINNER of SXSW 2019 Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature
WINNER of SXSW 2019 Cherry Picks Female First Award
directed by Ryan Noth
starring Sonja Smit, Jonas Bonnetta, Colin Muchrie
From the director of THE ROAD TO WEBEQUIE
Dara returns home to reconnect with her husband and her young daughter, whom she left two years earlier. When she arrives, she discovers that a woman who is seven months pregnant has taken her place and that her daughter no longer recognizes her. LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE tells the story of a woman's struggle to regain the life she left behind.
LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE
directed by Jesse Noah Klein
directed by Ruth Lawrence
starring Marthe Bernard, Andy McQueen, Kyra Harper
Still struggling with her childhood abandonment, three sisters reunite at a wedding. But coming home and making a new family can come at a high cost.
Relationships. Some are good. Some are bad. All are adventures. A recently widowed women, Anna, is forced to confront her complicated relationship with love when she bumps into her ex at a wedding.
directed by Deanne Foley, Martine Blue, Stephanie Clattenburg, Ruth Lawrence, Latonia Hartery, and Megan Wennberg
starring Lynda Boyd, Hugh Thompson, Francine Deschepper, Susan Kent, Kristin Howell, Amy Groening, Lisa Hackett, Emily Power, Kathryn MacLellan, Bryan Heighton
Story editing by Margaret Atwood
directed by Alex Thompson
starring Kelly O'Sullivan, Charin Alvarez, Braden Crothers
WINNER of SXSW 2019 Audience Award
WINNER of SXSW 2019 Special Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature
BODY AND BONES
written and directed by Melanie Oates
starring Kelly Van der Burg, Joel Thomas Hynes, Ruth Lawrence
A FIRE IN THE COLD SEASON
directed by Justin Oakey
written by Kaela Babstock, Justin Oakey
starring Michaela Kurimsky, Stephen Oates, Stephen Lush
From the critically acclaimed director of FLANKERS
Starring Michaela Kurimsky from FIRECRACKERS
directed by Andrea Dorfman
starring Chelsea Peretti, Susan Kent, Amy Groening
written and directed by Andrew Huculiak
starring Chelah Horsdal, Tim Guinee, Beverley Elliott
From the critically acclaimed director of VIOLENT
A week before her college graduation, April Chen, a Chinese-Canadian tech prodigy, is accused of plagiarism by an unrelenting teaching assistant and must fight to prove her innocence in a secret trial held before an academic tribunal. As the day progresses, the motives and interests of all parties concerned are slowly exposed to reveal a complex web of corruption, greed and moral failings.