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Canada’s top ten features and short films announced

Toronto – The Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) announced Canada’s Top Ten feature and short films for 2008.

“This is an exceptional list. We are thrilled with the diversity of the selected films this year, as it reflects the strength and health of the Canadian film industry,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival Group. “For eight years now, Canada’s Top Ten has been celebrating Canadian films and talent, leading the world in building markets and audiences for Canadian work.”

Canada’s Top Ten films are chosen by national panels of filmmakers, journalists, programmers and industry professionals. The Top Ten features and Top Ten shorts are selected among narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental films. Each film must have either premiered at a major Canadian film festival or obtained a commercial theatrical release in Canada in 2008. The filmmaker must be a Canadian citizen or resident and have a history of working in Canada or on Canadian-financed films.

Public screenings with introductions and Q&As by filmmakers, and topical panel discussions will be held from January 30 to February 7 at Cinematheque Ontario. Tickets go on sale December 16 on topten.ca, by phone at 416-968-FILM (toll-free 1-877-968-FILM) and at the year-round box office’s new location at 2 Carlton Street, West Mezzanine. The new operating hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A selection of the films will tour to Vancouvers Pacific Cinematheque and Ottawa’s Canadian Film Institute in early 2009.

Here are the top ten Canadian feature films of 2008 (in alphabetical order, including future release dates):

Adoration – Atom Egoyan (Entertainment One/Seville Pictures, May 2009)
Before Tomorrow – Marie-Helene Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu (Alliance Films, February 2009)
Ce qu’il faut pour vivre (The Necessities of Life) – Benoit Pilon (Entertainment One/Seville Pictures)
C’est pas moi, je le jure! (It’s Not Me, I Swear!) – Philippe Falardeau (Entertainment One/Seville Pictures)
Fifty Dead Men Walking – Kari Skogland (TVA Films, Spring 2009)
Heaven on Earth – Deepa Mehta (Mongrel Media)
Lost Song – Rodrigue Jean
Maman est chez le coiffeur (Mommy Is at the Hairdresser’s) – Lea Pool (Equinoxe Films)
La Memoire des anges (The Memories of Angels) – Luc Bourdon (National Film Board of Canada)
Pontypool – Bruce McDonald (Maple Pictures, March 2009)

The top ten Canadian short films of 2008 are as follows (in alphabetical order):
La Battue – Guy Edoin (Locomotion Distribution)
Block B – Chris Chong Chan Fui (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre)
Drux Flux – Theodore Ushev (National Film Board of Canada)
Ghosts and Gravel Roads – Michael Rollo (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre)
Green Door – Semi Chellas (Foundry Films)
Next Floor – Denis Villeneuve (Prends ça court!)
Nikamowin (Song) – Kevin Lee Burton (Vtape)
Passages – Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre (Videographe Distribution)
Princess Margaret Blvd – Kazik Radwanski (MDF Films)
Mon nom est Victor Gazon – Patrick Gaze (Disk4t_diffusion)

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Headline, Industry News

Canada’s top ten features and short films announced

Toronto – The Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) announced Canada’s Top Ten feature and short films for 2008.

“This is an exceptional list. We are thrilled with the diversity of the selected films this year, as it reflects the strength and health of the Canadian film industry,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival Group. “For eight years now, Canada’s Top Ten has been celebrating Canadian films and talent, leading the world in building markets and audiences for Canadian work.”

Canada’s Top Ten films are chosen by national panels of filmmakers, journalists, programmers and industry professionals. The Top Ten features and Top Ten shorts are selected among narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental films. Each film must have either premiered at a major Canadian film festival or obtained a commercial theatrical release in Canada in 2008. The filmmaker must be a Canadian citizen or resident and have a history of working in Canada or on Canadian-financed films.

Public screenings with introductions and Q&As by filmmakers, and topical panel discussions will be held from January 30 to February 7 at Cinematheque Ontario. Tickets go on sale December 16 on topten.ca, by phone at 416-968-FILM (toll-free 1-877-968-FILM) and at the year-round box office’s new location at 2 Carlton Street, West Mezzanine. The new operating hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A selection of the films will tour to Vancouvers Pacific Cinematheque and Ottawa’s Canadian Film Institute in early 2009.

Here are the top ten Canadian feature films of 2008 (in alphabetical order, including future release dates):

Adoration – Atom Egoyan (Entertainment One/Seville Pictures, May 2009)
Before Tomorrow – Marie-Helene Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu (Alliance Films, February 2009)
Ce qu’il faut pour vivre (The Necessities of Life) – Benoit Pilon (Entertainment One/Seville Pictures)
C’est pas moi, je le jure! (It’s Not Me, I Swear!) – Philippe Falardeau (Entertainment One/Seville Pictures)
Fifty Dead Men Walking – Kari Skogland (TVA Films, Spring 2009)
Heaven on Earth – Deepa Mehta (Mongrel Media)
Lost Song – Rodrigue Jean
Maman est chez le coiffeur (Mommy Is at the Hairdresser’s) – Lea Pool (Equinoxe Films)
La Memoire des anges (The Memories of Angels) – Luc Bourdon (National Film Board of Canada)
Pontypool – Bruce McDonald (Maple Pictures, March 2009)

The top ten Canadian short films of 2008 are as follows (in alphabetical order):
La Battue – Guy Edoin (Locomotion Distribution)
Block B – Chris Chong Chan Fui (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre)
Drux Flux – Theodore Ushev (National Film Board of Canada)
Ghosts and Gravel Roads – Michael Rollo (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre)
Green Door – Semi Chellas (Foundry Films)
Next Floor – Denis Villeneuve (Prends ça court!)
Nikamowin (Song) – Kevin Lee Burton (Vtape)
Passages – Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre (Videographe Distribution)
Princess Margaret Blvd – Kazik Radwanski (MDF Films)
Mon nom est Victor Gazon – Patrick Gaze (Disk4t_diffusion)

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Headline, Industry News

Canada’s top ten features and short films announced

Toronto – The Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) announced Canada’s Top Ten feature and short films for 2008.

“This is an exceptional list. We are thrilled with the diversity of the selected films this year, as it reflects the strength and health of the Canadian film industry,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival Group. “For eight years now, Canada’s Top Ten has been celebrating Canadian films and talent, leading the world in building markets and audiences for Canadian work.”

Canada’s Top Ten films are chosen by national panels of filmmakers, journalists, programmers and industry professionals. The Top Ten features and Top Ten shorts are selected among narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental films. Each film must have either premiered at a major Canadian film festival or obtained a commercial theatrical release in Canada in 2008. The filmmaker must be a Canadian citizen or resident and have a history of working in Canada or on Canadian-financed films.

Public screenings with introductions and Q&As by filmmakers, and topical panel discussions will be held from January 30 to February 7 at Cinematheque Ontario. Tickets go on sale December 16 on topten.ca, by phone at 416-968-FILM (toll-free 1-877-968-FILM) and at the year-round box office’s new location at 2 Carlton Street, West Mezzanine. The new operating hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A selection of the films will tour to Vancouvers Pacific Cinematheque and Ottawa’s Canadian Film Institute in early 2009.

Here are the top ten Canadian feature films of 2008 (in alphabetical order, including future release dates):

Adoration – Atom Egoyan (Entertainment One/Seville Pictures, May 2009)
Before Tomorrow – Marie-Helene Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu (Alliance Films, February 2009)
Ce qu’il faut pour vivre (The Necessities of Life) – Benoit Pilon (Entertainment One/Seville Pictures)
C’est pas moi, je le jure! (It’s Not Me, I Swear!) – Philippe Falardeau (Entertainment One/Seville Pictures)
Fifty Dead Men Walking – Kari Skogland (TVA Films, Spring 2009)
Heaven on Earth – Deepa Mehta (Mongrel Media)
Lost Song – Rodrigue Jean
Maman est chez le coiffeur (Mommy Is at the Hairdresser’s) – Lea Pool (Equinoxe Films)
La Memoire des anges (The Memories of Angels) – Luc Bourdon (National Film Board of Canada)
Pontypool – Bruce McDonald (Maple Pictures, March 2009)

The top ten Canadian short films of 2008 are as follows (in alphabetical order):
La Battue – Guy Edoin (Locomotion Distribution)
Block B – Chris Chong Chan Fui (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre)
Drux Flux – Theodore Ushev (National Film Board of Canada)
Ghosts and Gravel Roads – Michael Rollo (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre)
Green Door – Semi Chellas (Foundry Films)
Next Floor – Denis Villeneuve (Prends ça court!)
Nikamowin (Song) – Kevin Lee Burton (Vtape)
Passages – Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre (Videographe Distribution)
Princess Margaret Blvd – Kazik Radwanski (MDF Films)
Mon nom est Victor Gazon – Patrick Gaze (Disk4t_diffusion)

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