Sixteen CFC Alumni Among TIFF’s Selection of Canada’s Cinematic Best in 2015

By Cory Angeletti-Szasz ● December 09, 2015 11:10


Yesterday evening, TIFF® revealed the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival™ lineup of the top 10 features, shorts and student shorts for 2015, saluting what they refer to as “the country’s cinematic superstars.” We are pleased to announce that 16 CFC alumni are among those superstars who worked on films in this year’s festival.

Established in 2001, the festival celebrates and promotes contemporary Canadian cinema and raises awareness of Canadian achievements in film. The festival runs from January 8 to 17, 2016 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

Among the selections are the following projects with CFC alumni in key roles:

Stephen Dunn's Closet Monster

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival features for 2015

Kathleen Hepburn's Never Steady, Never Still

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival shorts for 2015

Additionally, the inaugural chair of the CFC Actors Conservatory, Kiefer Sutherland, will participate in an In Conversation on Saturday, January 16 at 4 p.m. for a discussion that will touch upon both his film and television work, from his early days in Canada up through to Forsaken.

You can also catch alumna Laura Perlmutter in the TIFF Industry session entitled "Visual Concoctions: How Canadians are Blending Genres," and CFC Media Lab alumnus James Milward of Secret Location as he leads a master class on exploring virtual reality on Thursday, January 14.

Be sure to check out the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival as it tours select films to major cities across Canada throughout January, February and May, including Vancouver, Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Halifax.

For the official announcement and the full list of Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival selections, please CLICK HERE.


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