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An immersive sensory experience that takes us on a trip from the mythic Forest of Storms to an orbiting international space station.

3D, Animation, Fine Arts & Theatre
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Having lost her voice on the eve of her first world tour, a psychologically fragile singer is further tormented by a manifestation of her inner demons.

Drama, Fantasy, Music & Dance, Sci-fi & Horror
International Shorts

A window to the life of Vancouver graffiti artists.

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Riding shotgun with biologist Alexandra Morton, documentarian Twyla Roscovich details the dangerous viruses that are flourishing in BC’s wild salmon and our government’s efforts to suppress evidence of this epidemic. An alarming document of our elected officials working against our best interests, this exposé is a must-see for every British Columbian.

Animals, Environment, Food, Farm & Garden, Health (Mental & Physical), Science & Technology, Women Directors
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The stakes in a seemingly ordinary domestic squabble suddenly spike, leading the couple to become genuine combatants—they launch broadsides and throw low blows with wild abandon.

Comedy, Family Relations, Fantasy
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In their boldly cinematic new collaboration, celebrated documentarian Jennifer Baichwal and influential photographer Edward Burtynsky globetrot from floating farms in China to the once-mighty Colorado River, detailing our complex relationship with our most precious resource: water. Shot in staggering 5K ultra high-definition video, this is an eco film tailor-made for the big screen.

Fine Arts & Theatre, Environment, Women Directors
Canadian Images

In his latest masterful documentary, John Walker traces the origins of Nunavut. The furthest thing from a stodgy history lesson, this is an epic drama featuring radicals, visionaries and Western civilization’s largest land claim. It’s also an incredibly personal film, as it charts Walker’s return to the High Arctic he first explored as a wide-eyed teenager. Winner, Best Atlantic Feature, Atlantic 2013.

Environment, Aboriginal First Nations, History, Human Rights, Power Politics
(Suivre la Piste du Renard)
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Inspired by Terry Fox, two well-intentioned but poorly prepared cousins embark on an alternately hilarious and heartbreaking marathon of haplessness.

Comedy, Family Relations, Sport
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A sushi conveyer-belt transports us into a rare land mammal’s supernatural habitat—where documentary crews must brave ghosts and other oddities.

Animation, Experimental & Avant Garde, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi & Horror
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In Matt Johnson’s conceptually daring debut, a high school movie geek’s power fantasies about exacting revenge on his tormentors spill over into reality and spiral out of control. "The most empathetic and human portrait of bullying, and its deadly consequences, ever put on film.”—Huffington Post. Winner, Best Narrative Feature, Slamdance 2013.

Comedy, Crime, Drama, Filmmaking, Action, Thrills & Suspense
(clat du jour)
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As a pack of kids pilot their bikes through suburban streets, idleness erupts into anarchy and they taste teenage rebellion for the first time.

Experimental & Avant Garde, Drama
International Shorts

How we wish we responded.

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In this unsettling comedy, a German tourist’s misguided attempt to experience a little West Coast “Indian” culture leaves him horribly out of his depth…

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In turns sensuous and sinister, Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas’ entrancing, atmospheric character study unfolds in an isolated, snowbound cabin within which a woman is plagued by grief, illness and a supernatural presence. "Viewers who are unafraid to venture into cinema’s darkest hinterlands will be impressed by what they discover here."—Grid

Experimental & Avant Garde, Drama, Fantasy, Health (Mental & Physical)
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Before a family can pack up and move from their mining town, the kids are assigned a particularly unenviable chore.

Drama, Family Relations
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A nuclear family has everything they ever wanted… And domestic bliss has never looked so much like the Apocalypse…

Experimental & Avant Garde
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A striking photographic essay of Kennesaw, Georgia—a city where the head of every household is legally obligated to own an operating firearm.

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Director Louise Archambault avoids the obvious traps in this thoughtful telling of the love between Gabrielle, a young woman affected by a neurodevelopmental disorder, and a boy she meets through her choir. With the stirring participation of famous Quebec singer Robert Charlebois, this is a crowd-pleaser with integrity. Winner, Audience Award, Locarno 2013.

Audience Award Winners, Disabilities, Drama, Family Relations, Health (Mental & Physical), Music & Dance, Under 18 May Attend, Romance, Women Directors
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A groundbreaking new test will pinpoint the exact date that we’ll die. But is this information that anyone should be privy to?

Drama, Health (Mental & Physical), Science & Technology, Sci-fi & Horror

Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Philippines

Cinema of Our Time

A famous American filmmaker (The Color Wheel director Alex Ross Perry) travels to the Yucatán to scout locations for his last movie. The Mayan Apocalypse intercedes. Raya Martin (Independencia) and Mark Peranson (Waiting for Sancho) co-direct.

Experimental & Avant Garde, Comedy, Filmmaking, History, Religion, Spirituality & Myth, Western

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