ARIANA

ARIANA

SYNOPSIS One year after the death of her fiancé, Ariana struggles through her writer's block to compose a song about what happened. 

 

DIRECTOR Astrid Harrison

PRODUCER Vivian Toth

WRITERS Astrid Harrison, Vivian Toth

CINEMATOGRAPHER Kevin Yu

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Justine Erdelyi

EDITOR Kyra Cayco

MUSIC BY Astrid Harrison, Chris Blachford, Daniel Konikoff

 

STARS Shaeane Jimenez, Marc Richler

AWAY HOME

AWAY HOME

SYNOPSIS Daniel McNeil returns to his home on the East Coast of Canada to unite his family.

 

DIRECTOR Jana Stackhouse

PRODUCER Sarah Quan, Aldo Mauro

WRITERS Jana Stackhouse

CINEMATOGRAPHER Nyssa Gluck

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Dialla Kawar

EDITOR Aldo Mauro

SOUND DESIGNER Jesse Whitty

 

STARS Billy MacLellan, Lynne Deragon, Peter MacNeill, Raven Stewart

THE DEATH OF IAN HALL

THE DEATH OF IAN HALL

SYNOPSIS Ian Hall is terminally ill. He and his wife, Catherine, face a difficult decision before they can spend their final days together in joy and love.

 

DIRECTOR Rick Bartram

PRODUCER Stephanie Cohen, Martin Bennett

WRITERS Rick Bartram

CINEMATOGRAPHER Nyssa Glück

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Chelsy Ubaldo

EDITOR Claire Allore

SOUND DESIGNER Elwin van Alst

 

STARS Peter Higginson, Linda Goranson, Kyra Harper

EARTHWORM

EARTHWORM

SYNOPSIS Sammi, a near-homeless youth, struggles to claim his independence. Asia, an immigrant mother, searches for answers. As their interweaving stories of struggle and survival within the foster care system test their resolve, the unlikely duo provide each other comfort in their search for community.

 

DIRECTOR Donisha Prendergast

PRODUCERS Jordan MacDonald, Georgia Fasciale

WRITER Donisha Prendergast

CINEMATOGRAPHER Kostadin Kolev

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Lori Atik

EDITORS Donisha Prendergast, Kush Asher, Jordan MacDonald

 

STARS Akinyemi Mponjika, Andrenne Finnikin

 

EL NAZARENO

EL NAZARENO

SYNOPSIS “El Nazareno" explores the culture, community, and mystery surrounding the Black Christ of Portobelo, Panama. Set in the midst of the Festival del Cristo Negro, this documentary traces the intersection of race, religion, and tradition through the personal stories of his most devout followers.

 

DIRECTOR Brendan Mills

PRODUCER Paul Stavropoulos

CINEMATOGRAPHY Paul Stavropoulos, Dean Gold

EDITOR Paul Stavropouloss

SOUND DESIGNER Will Stephens

 

STARS Mama Ari, Señora Elsa

ERIKA

ERIKA

SYNOPSIS Set in 1940’s Nazi Occupied Bosnia, an unlikely friendship forms between two young girls on opposite sides of the war.

 

DIRECTOR Hanna Jovin

PRODUCERS Marissa Bergougnou, Aldo Mauro

WRITER Jessie Posthumus

CINEMATOGRAPHER Benjamin Wong

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Taylor Aymer

EDITOR Ryan Hookway

SOUND DESIGNER Alana Raymond

 

STARS Isla Parekh, Jordan Gorlick, Lauren Saarimaki, Milana Glumicic, Mladan Obradovic, Ralph MacLeod and Jane Miller

GRADS

GRADS

SYNOPSIS On their last day of high school, a group of friends, struck with the news that tonight will suddenly be their last night together, attempt to make the best of it.

 

DIRECTOR Adrian Morphy

PRODUCER Marissa Bergougnou

WRITER Adrian Morphy

CINEMATOGRAPHER Benjamin Wong

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Anastasia Popova

EDITOR Dustin Krysztofiak

SOUND DESIGNER Michael Babiak

 

STARS Riley Tindall, Jemma Tonken, Samantha Leon, Dennis Nimoh

LAMP AT NOON

LAMP AT NOON

SYNOPSIS Lamp at Noon takes place in rural Saskatchewan in the 1930’s during a time known as the Dust Bowl. The film begins in the midst of an intense dust storm. The couple, cooped up in their small farmhouse, is forced to confront their conflicting desires surrounding the question of whether or not they should abandon the farm. When the storm begins to settles Paul is confronted with the answer. He cannot salvage his farm, nor his family.

 

DIRECTOR Kostadin Kolev

PRODUCERS Melina Van Rijn, Delaney Novinka

WRITER Melina Van Rijn

CINEMATOGRAPHER Arudz Goudsouzian

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Melina Van Rijn

EDITOR Aaron Rota

SOUND DESIGNERS Kostadin Kolev, Rene Gibson

 

STARS Kaelen Ohm, Gregory Willmot

LAST SUMMER

LAST SUMMER

SYNOPSIS Set in the near future, Abraham and daughter Sara prepare for the inevitable following the collapse of society. Adolescent Sara finds ways to survive her new environment amidst imminent danger on the streets of post-apocalyptic Toronto.

 

DIRECTOR Qais Pasha

PRODUCER Courtney Gibson

WRITER Qais Pasha

CINEMATOGRAPHER Kevin Yu

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Cassandra Chaddock

EDITORS Luc Lamarre, Kevin Yu

SOUND DESIGNER Justin Miniaci

 

STARS Brogan Chaput, Christian McKenna, Cassandra Guthrie

 

MARGOLAND

MARGOLAND

SYNOPSIS A badass old lady tries to escape from her retirement home to spread her late wife's ashes at the Big Nickel for their anniversary.

 

DIRECTOR Sarah Simone

PRODUCER Sarah Quan

WRITERS Sarah Quan, Sarah Simone 

CINEMATOGRAPHER Matt Levin-Gold

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Kendra Legault

EDITOR Maya Henry

SOUND DESIGNER Michael Babiak

 

STARS Pam Hyatt, Xavier De Guzman

MIDNIGHTS

MIDNIGHTS

SYNOPSIS Ada and Isak are in love, but things begin to shift when Isak develops a hatred for Ada’s birthmark. Isak cannot reconcile his vision of Ada, becoming obsessed with returning Ada to her “true image”. Midnights follows the psychological nuances of their relationship as it deteriorates into abuse, seen through Ada's fragmented memories.

 

DIRECTOR Rita Ferrando

PRODUCER Solange Desrochers

WRITERS Rita Ferrando, Solange Desrochers  

CINEMATOGRAPHER Sebastian Back

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Anastasia Popova

EDITOR Rob Mcleod

SOUND DESIGNER Tom Gigliotti

 

STARS Mel Wright, Erik Mrakovcic

MISS YOU

MISS YOU

SYNOPSIS Ian and Robin are having the perfect date, until Ian begins to see hallucinations of his mischievous ex-girlfriend Gina. Will Ian be able to get over his past flame in time to ignite a new one?

 

DIRECTOR Geoffrey Cork

PRODUCER Bailey Keates

WRITER Geoffrey Cork

CINEMATOGRAPHER Adrian Morphy

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Kyra Cayco

EDITOR Dustin Krysztofiak

SOUND DESIGNER Bret Killoran

 

STARS Andrew Bushell, Rakhee Morzaria, Kirsten Rasmussen

NO MAN'S GRAVE

NO MAN'S GRAVE

SYNOPSIS An aging woodsman, accompanied by his visiting grandson, remains rooted in defending the natural world against encroaching urbanization.

 

DIRECTOR Justin Mowat

PRODUCER Artur Bagdasaryan

WRITER Justin Mowat

CINEMATOGRAPHER Dom Engel

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Chelsy Ubaldo

EDITORS Ryan Hookway, Justin Mowat

SOUND DESIGNER Ariella Burton

 

STARS James M Jenkinson, Aidan O'Brien, Daniella Forget, Heather Dick

ODD ONE IN

ODD ONE IN

SYNOPSIS A documentary that focuses on three individuals with autism as they share their stories about their desires, challenges, and accomplishments, while questioning what it means to be aware of autism versus understanding it.

 

DIRECTOR Georgia Fasciale

PRODUCERS Chris Orzel, Donisha Prendergast

WRITER Georgia Fasciale

CINEMATOGRAPHER Haress Safar

EDITOR Lauren Wotherspoon

SOUND DESIGNER Maya Henry

 

STARS Chris Ekonomides, Deborah Diaz, Matthew Hudgins Lyle

PARTNER

PARTNER

SYNOPSIS June Holland's husband is a serial killer. After his trial and imprisonment, June's life is shattered again when he commits suicide. Overwhelmed by the media painting her as an accomplice, June sets out to seek forgiveness by any means possible.

 

DIRECTOR Isabel Putz-Preyra

PRODUCER Melanie Lapointe

WRITER Isabel Putz-Preyra

CINEMATOGRAPHER Kevin Yu

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Cassandra Chaddock

EDITOR Lauren Wotherspoon

SOUND DESIGNER Greg Lehming

 

STARS Salma Dharsee, Bukola Walfall, Andrea Irwin

SCARLET

SCARLET

SYNOPSIS The children of two rival CEOs meet for a late night tryst under a table at "the Pat Nixon Memorial Ball."

 

DIRECTOR Calyx Passailaigue

PRODUCER Delaney Novinka

WRITER Calyx Passailaigue  

CINEMATOGRAPHER Arudz Goudsouzian

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Amanda Ramasawmy

EDITOR Kyra Cayco

SOUND DESIGNER Alana Raymond

 

STARS Richard Walters, Robyn Harrison, Samuel Turner

SECOND LIFE

SECOND LIFE

SYNOPSIS After meeting a girl online through virtual reality, David struggles to choose which reality he wants to live in.

 

DIRECTOR Benjamin Reyes

PRODUCERS Kaanchana Kerr, Bailey Keates

WRITER Benjamin Reyes

CINEMATOGRAPHER Matt Levin-Gold

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Anastasia Popova

EDITOR Robert McLeod

SOUND DESIGNER Zachary Spence

 

STARS Anthony Massullo, Trina Skanthavarathan, Shannon Murphy

SHEHITA

SHEHITA

SYNOPSIS A strange phenomenon in a Yiddish-speaking Jewish farm in Quebec threatens to destabilize the foundations of the local community. Tensions rise and decisions must be made quickly as demons from the past and present manifest between the young farm owner, the kosher inspector, and the community’s Rabbi.

 

DIRECTOR Dean Gold

PRODUCER Jordan MacDonald

WRITER Dean Gold

CINEMATOGRAPHER Dominik Engel

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Lori Atik

EDITOR Brendan Mills

SOUND DESIGNER Will Stephens

 

STARS Avi Hoffman, Sam Stein, Max Sterling, Nina Iordanova

WE ARE LIKE DUST

WE ARE LIKE DUST

SYNOPSIS A woman struggles to move on from the death of her husband as she begins to suspect that he may have come back to life. 

 

DIRECTOR Laura Thurlow

PRODUCER Kendra Legault

WRITER Laura Thurlow

CINEMATOGRAPHER Simon Downey

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Taylor Aymer

EDITOR Dustin Krysztofiak

SOUND DESIGNER Jesse Whitty

 

STARS Leah Holder, Paul Rivers, Harriet Karsh, Pippa Johnstone

WE ARE LISTENING

WE ARE LISTENING

SYNOPSIS After the mysterious disappearance of her best friend, a young woman starts a podcast to take the investigation into her own hands. Despite pushing everyone else away, she is dead set on finding the truth.

 

DIRECTOR Jessie Posthumus

PRODUCER Adam Craveiro

WRITER Jessie Posthumus

CINEMATOGRAPHER Benjamin Wong

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Dialla Kawar

EDITOR Robert McLeod

SOUND DESIGNER Alexander Guidone, Georgia Fasciale

 

STARS Melissa Wright, Brendan Mills

WORK

WORK

SYNOPSIS Two sex workers in Toronto share experiences relating to race, gender, and emotional labour in their work.
 

DIRECTOR Claire Allore

PRODUCER Vivian Toth

CINEMATOGRAPHER Nyssa Gluck

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Maya Henry

EDITOR Rick Bartram

SOUND DESIGNER Ariella Burton

 

STARS Vixen Vu, Malcolm Lovejoy