Year after year we see many graduates from our prestigious School of Image Arts showcase their films at the Toronto International Film Festival. This year is no different and our talent continues to impress the selection comittees.
Here are a few of the films to add to your must watch list:
An intense drama about two young women desperate to escape their repressive small town, whose friendship is challenged after a night of debauchery threatens to undo their grand plans for freedom.
This world premier comes from Jasmine Mozaffari is made by an almost entirely female key crew, and keeps in line with TIFF's theme of celebrating female directors.
This film has been selected by the TIFF Next Wave Committee for the next generation of film lovers.
Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky follow up Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark with a sobering meditation on psychedelic potash mines, expansive concrete seawalls, mammoth industrial machines, and other examples of humanity’s massive re-engineering of the planet.
Edward Burtynsky is a highly regarded Photographer and graduated from our photography program. This film is his second world premier at TIFF.
An obsessive astronomer and his unconventional research partner probe their difficult pasts while searching for proof of the existence of life on distant planets, in this emotive sci-fi drama about the importance of making contact.
Akash was named one of Playback Magazine's 5 Filmmakers 2 Watch 2017, an accomplishment that recognized his prolific creative output to date: two narrative feature films, a feature documentary, two award-winning short films, an array of commercial and VR content. Clara will have its World Premier at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and has earned several other Official Selections such as the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival.
As a K9 officer trainee and his partner prepare for their first day on patrol, repetition and reward prove successful in forming the aggressive behaviour required for the job. With expert control, Good Boy subtly explores the nature of manufacturing violence on command.
Evangeline Brooks 16mm film "Sheep" was made in First Year Film production last year and was accepted into TIFF's Instagram festival this year and is playing on their Instagram page, at Union station, and at TIFF lightbox.
Years after murdering her neighbour under the guise of driving drunk, Valerie Walker (Sheila McCarthy) returns home from prison. She plans on moving on without revisiting any of the events she has had years to ponder, but the deceased man’s son Mark (Noah Reid) soon shows up at Valerie’s door. He comes for closure but makes his suspicions about Valerie’s motives crystal clear, as he does his intention to dig until he hits the core. Exasperated, Valerie needs to keep at bay past witnesses, an inquisitive therapist, and a creeping Mark, all while protecting her family.
Aidan Shipley, Grayson Moore, Kristy Neville and Marianna Margaret are all recent grads from the Film program in the school of Image Arts. This feature film is back for a second year. This film was made using funding by Telefilm's Microbudget fund and was nominated by Ryerson as its official selection to Telefilm.