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John Walker

Canadian Images
Director: John Walker

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

Narissa Wall

International Shorts
Director: Narissa Wall

Blue is small and lonely, but the story doesn’t have to end there.

Anders Walter

International Shorts
Director: Anders Walter

Daniel, 16, is a huge long-jump talent who keeps setting records. But can his achievements really help keep his comatose mother alive?

Drama, Under 18 May Attend

Wang Bing

(Feng ai)
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Wang Bing

Wang Bing is one of the greatest documentary filmmakers working today: his new film explores the patients/inmates of a run down mental institution somewhere in China. Wang’s astonishingly observant camera reveals these patients’ inner beings, their loves and their sometime madness with absolute respect and limitless compassion.

Disabilities, Human Rights

Emily Weldon

International Shorts
Director: Emily Weldon

Words can be sticky, persistent, nasty things.

Ben Wheatley

Altered States
Director: Ben Wheatley

Genre-bender Ben Wheatley’s deranged, magic mushroom-fueled vision of the English Civil War climaxes with a "sequence of pure psychedelic freefall and freakout [that’s] one of the most captivating, hypnotic and beautiful things you’ll ever see on a cinema screen."—Time Out. Winner, Special Jury Prize, Karlovy Vary 2013.

Experimental & Avant Garde, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History, Sci-fi & Horror, War & Espionage

Anne Wheeler

Chi
Canadian Images
Director: Anne Wheeler

Losing her long battle with cancer, beloved Vancouver actress Babz Chula journeys to India to undergo ayurvedic healing. Anne Wheeler’s compassionate documentary keeps us at Babz’s side during her final months. "A hard, often unflinching look at ’the art of dying,’ Chi fully earns the tears you’ll likely be shedding."—Globe & Mail

Health (Mental & Physical), Religion, Spirituality & Myth, Women Directors

Charles Wilkinson

Canadian Images
Director: Charles Wilkinson

The operations in the tar sands of Fort McMurray are certainly ripe for discussion. However, the subject is so polarizing that meaningful debate is rare. Charles Wilkinson’s documentary addresses the tension between work and worldliness in fluid interviews with a handful of workers who are also preparing for a karaoke contest.

Economics & Globalization, Environment, Music & Dance

Brandon Willetts

Canadian Images
Director: Brandon Willetts

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

Jordan Willetts

Canadian Images
Director: Jordan Willetts

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

William

International Shorts
Director: William

A comedic horror from the NWT.

Nicholas Wrathall

Arts and Letters
Director: Nicholas Wrathall

Eternally opinionated, brilliantly funny and terminally political, Gore Vidal—novelist, essayist, polemicist, politician, pundit, screenwriter—was the true protean man. Using fascinating and apt recent and legendary archival footage, and interviews—including an exclusive with a fierce and fearless Vidal as he neared the end of his life—Nicholas Wrathall gives the man his due.

Biography, History, Literary (inc. Adaptations), Queer Interest