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The movies in Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival in the feature, short film and student film categories were announced Monday, including a wide range of titles from established directors like David Cronenberg, Xavier Dolan, Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Susan Avingaq, to newcomers including Andrew Huculiak and Albert Shin.
Chosen by a panel of filmmakers, actors, scholars and movie critics, the films will be screened during a 10-day festival Jan. 2 to 11 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. New this year, audiences will be able to vote and choose a People’s Choice Award winner.
Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival began in 2001 to celebrate and promote homegrown cinema by showcasing a variety of Canadian movies. The screenings include introductions and Q&A sessions with filmmakers.
On Jan. 10, Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein and filmmaker Avi Lewis take part in an onstage conversation along with a sneak peek at the upcoming doc inspired by Klein’s book, This Changes Everything.
Actor Keanu Reeves will close the festival on Jan. 11 for an onstage discussion about his career.
“Canadian movies and Canadian talent have proven themselves among the best in the world,” said TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey in a statement. “Now it’s our chance to get together and celebrate our best. Thirty impressive new films, plus one-of-a-kind onstage conversations add up to a great way to warm up the winter.”
The feature films screening at Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival are:
Go to tiff.net for details.