CFC Alumni Films at 2019 Canadian Fall Festivals

By Cory Angeletti-Szasz ● September 18, 2019 15:00


After a strong showing at TIFF, CFC alumni films continue to make the fall festival rounds. Catch the following alumni films at various festivals across Canada.


Three men standing side-by-side

An image from 'Blood Quantum'


2019 Calgary International Film Festival


The 2019 Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) runs from September 18 to 29, 2019.

  • American Woman, directed by Semi Chellas, with music by the CFC’s Slaight Music Residency’s Composer Chair, Lesley Barber, along with Aimee Bessada and Spencer Creaghan as assistants
  • Blood Quantum, written and directed by Jeff Barnaby, starring Devery Jacobs and produced by John Christou
  • Castle in the Ground, from producer William Woods and Jennifer Mesich (associate producer) and editor Jorge Weisz
  • Clifton Hill, features actor Andy McQueen and line producer Matt Code Come to Daddy, from producer Daniel Bekerman
  • Easy Land, from writer/director Sanja Živković, current producer resident Julie Strifler, executive producer Matt Code, editor Chris Mutton and composer Casey MQ
  • Guest of Honour (closing night film), was co-produced by Stephen Traynor
  • I Came Here Alone (short), from director Connor Gaston, writer Joanne Sarazen, producer Alona Metzer, editor Graham Tucker, with music by Virginia Kilbertus
  • James Vs His Future Self, co-written/directed by Jeremy LaLonde and produced by Jordan Walker
  • Little Grey Bubbles (short), featuring actor Kaelen Ohm
  • Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson & The Band counts Peter Raymont as one of its executive producers
  • She Never Died, directed by Audrey Cummings, produced by Jennifer Mesich and edited by Mike Mason
  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, co-written and co-directed Kathleen Hepburn and produced by Lori Lozinski
  • The Rest of Us, from writer/director Aisling Chin-Yee, story editor Mark Van de Ven, production manager/actor Brendan Brady, executive producer Damon D’Oliveira, and producers Emma Fleury and William Woods
  • White Lie, features actor alumni Zahra Bentham and Thomas Olajide

Two men sit across a table from one another in a dark room

A scene from 'James Vs His Future Self'


2019 Edmonton International Film Festival


The 2019 Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) runs from September 26 to October 5, 2019.

  • Opening night film James Vs His Future Self, co-written/directed by Jeremy LaLonde and produced by Jordan Walker
  • Clifton Hill, features actor Andy McQueen and line producer Matt Code
  • Atom Egoyan’s latest, Guest of Honour, was co-produced by Stephen Traynor
  • Bunker Burger (short), was executive produced/produced by Matt Code, co-produced by Julie Strifler and features music by Casey MQ
  • Come to Daddy, from producer Daniel Bekerman
  • Christmas Green (short), from director/writer Clara Altimas, produced by alumni Al Magee and Ali Mashayekhi, executive produced by Melanie McCaig, featuring music by Rebecca Everett
  • Closing night gala Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson & The Band counts Peter Raymont as one of its executive producers

The back of a boy who, standing beside a dog, holding it by the collar

An image from 'In the Tall Grass'


2019 Vancouver International Film Festival


The 2019 Vancouver International Film Festival runs from September 26 to October 11, 2019.

  • Blood Quantum, written and directed by Jeff Barnaby, starring Devery Jacobs and produced by John Christou
  • Castle in the Ground, from producer William Woods and Jennifer Mesich (associate producer) and editor Jorge Weisz
  • Clifton Hill, featuring actor Andy McQueen and line producer Matt Code
  • Come to Daddy, from producer Daniel Bekerman
  • Easy Land, from writer/director Sanja Živković, current producer resident Julie Strifler, executive producer Matt Code, editor Chris Mutton and composer Casey MQ
  • FLOOD (short), written/directed by Joseph Amenta, produced by Daniel Sedore, edited by Orlee Buium, with Stephen Krecklo composing
  • Guest of Honour (opening night film), co-produced by Stephen Traynor
  • In the Tall Grass, directed by Vincenzo Natali and produced by Steven Hoban
  • Main Squeeze (short), written/directed by Brendan Prost, produced by Prost and Brendan Whelton, edited by James Tracey, with music by Chris Reineck
  • Raf, starring Grace Glowicki, with music by composer Casey MQ
  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, co-written and co-directed Kathleen Hepburn and produced by Lori Lozinski
  • Tito, from director Grace Glowicki and executive producer Aeschylus Poulos, with music by Casey MQ
  • Wawatay (short), features music by Erica Procunier
  • White Lie, features actor alumni Zahra Bentham and Thomas Olajide

2019 Toronto After Dark Film Festival


The 2019 Toronto After Dark Film Festival runs from October 17 to 25 in Toronto.

  • James Vs His Future Self, co-written/directed by Jeremy LaLonde and produced by Jordan Walker
  • We Three Queens, directed by Chris Agoston, written by Marni Van Dyk, produced/executive produced by Ali Mashayekhi and Al Magee, edited by James Tracey, starring Erin Carter, with music by Spencer Creaghan

A woman director on a film set looking at a computer screen

Megan Wennberg on the set of 'Hopeless Romantic'


2019 Female Eye Film Festival


The 17th edition of the Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) runs from November 7 to 10, 2019 in Toronto.


Two young men in a street; one stands behind the other with his hands on the other's shoulders

Haus


2019 Regent Park Film Festival


Two alumni projects are set to participate in Toronto's longest running free community film festival, now in its 17th year, which runs from November 20 to 23:


A woman with an angry look on her face sits on a chair, tied down by several chains

She Never Died


2019 Blood in the Snow Film Festival


The following alumni works will screen at BiTS, which runs from November 21 to 26, 2019 at The Royal Cinema in Toronto:


A woman in a blue hooded sweatshirt

An image from 'We Had it Coming'


2019 Whistler Film Festival


'Canada's coolest film fest' returns for its 19th edition from December 4 to 8, 2019. Several alumni films are included in the full program lineup:

  • Promiseland (World Premiere), from associate producer Sage Brocklebank
  • Queen of the Morning Calm (World Premiere), which features actors Zahra Bentham and Jesse LaVercombe and music by Stephen Krecklo
  • Spinster, produced by Marc Tetreault and William Woods, featuring Jonathan Watton
  • Things I Do for Money (World Premiere), from writer/director Warren P. Sonoda, who also serves as an executive producer
  • Canadian Strain (World Premiere), from writer/director Geordie Sabbagh
  • We Had it Coming, starring actor Natalie Krill, who also serves as an executive producer
  • Body and Bones, starring alumni Kelly Van der Burg and Joel Thomas Hynes, counts Peter Harvey as production supervisor and features music by Neil Haverty
  • Dreamland, directed by Bruce McDonald and produced by Amber Ripley
  • Hammer, written and directed by Christian Sparkes, produced by alumni Chris Agoston and William Woods, with music by Jeff Morrow and film editing by Jorge Weisz
  • James Vs His Future Self, co-written/directed by Jeremy LaLonde and produced by Jordan Walker
  • The Rest of Us, from writer/director Aisling Chin-Yee, story editor Mark Van de Ven, production manager/actor Brendan Brady, executive producer Damon D’Oliveira, and producers Emma Fleury and William Woods
  • Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson & The Band counts Peter Raymont as one of its executive producers
  • Queen of the Morning Calm, written, directed and produced by Gloria Kim, featuring actor alumni Zahra Bentham and Jesse LaVercombe, with music by Stephen Krecklo
  • The Cuban, starring actor Giacomo Gianniotti and featuring Emily Piggford, with film editing by Jane MacRae

Stay tuned for more updates!


CFC alumni: let us know if we missed your film(s)!


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