The Toronto International Film Festival announces the 2015 Canadian films lineup


One of the more notable aspects of the Toronto International Film Festival, due to its location, has been its emphasis on Canadian cinema. The festival’s popularity and prominence among film fans around the world has led to TIFF becoming a key platform for Canadian films and Canadian filmmakers to showcase their talents, with the festival’s opening film often coming from a Canadian. The 2015 incarnation is no different in this regard, with Jean-Marc Vallée’s newest feature Demolition set to open the event, and filmmakers like Deepa Mehta, Atom Egoyan, Jon Cassar, and Paul Gross showcasing their newest films at the festival. The Festival organisers, however, have now revealed the other Canadian features that will be playing at the event, across a variety of programs. The list can be seen below.


  • Born to be Blue, directed by Robert Budreau, making its World Premiere
  • Into the Forest, directed by Patricia Rozema, making its World Premiere
  • Ville-Marie, directed by Guy Édoin, making its World Premiere


  • Al Purdy Was Here, directed by Brian D. Johnson, making its World Premiere
  • Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr, directed by Patrick Reed and Michelle Shepherd, making its World Premiere
  • Ninth Floor, directed by Mina Shum, making its World Premiere
  • This Changes Everything, directed by Avi Lewis, making its World Premiere
  • Welcome to F.L., directed by Geneviève Dulude-De Celles, making its World Premiere


  • Closet Monster, directed by Stephen Dunn, making its World Premiere
  • Fire Song, directed by Adam Garnet Jones, making its World Premiere
  • The Rainbow Kid, directed by Kire Paputts, making its World Premiere
  • River, directed by Jamie M. Dagg, making its World Premiere
  • Sleeping Giant, directed by Andrew Cividino, making its North American Premiere


  • How Heavy This Hammer, directed by Kazik Radwanski, making its World Premiere
  • My Internship in Canada, directed by Philippe Falardeau, making its North American Premiere
  • Our Loved Ones, aka Les êtres chers, directed by Anne Émond, making its North American premiere
  • The Waiting Room, directed by Igor Drljaca, making its North American premiere


  • Endorphine, directed by André Turpin, making its World Premiere
  • Hellions, directed by Bruce McDonald, making its Canadian Premiere
  • No Men Beyond This Point, directed by Mark Sawers, making its Canadian Premiere


  • 88:88, directed by Isiah Medina, making its North American Premiere
  • The Forbidden Room, directed by Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin, making its Canadian Premiere
  • Invention, directed by Mark Lewis, making its World Premiere
  • Minotaur, directed by Nicolás Pereda, making its World Premiere

The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival will run from September 10th to the 20th.

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