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
- Closet Monster, from writer/director Stephen Dunn, developed through CFC’s Cineplex Entertainment Film Program, which features music by Todor Kobakov and was edited by Bryan Atkinson
- Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr, executive produced/produced by Peter Raymont
- Into the Forest, edited by Matthew Hannam, with Jorge Weisz as assembly editor
- Ninth Floor, from writer/director Mina Shum
- Sleeping Giant, co-written by Blain Watters and executive produced by CFC Features alumnus Aeschylus Poulos
Kathleen Hepburn's Never Steady, Never Still
Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival shorts for 2015
- Bacon & God’s Wrath, with music by Slaight Music alumni Joseph Murray and Lodewijk Vos of Menalon
- Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton, from producer Jody Shapiro and associate producer Penny McDonald
- Never Steady, Never Still, from writer/director Kathleen Hepburn, edited by Simone Smith, and featuring music by Ben Fox
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.