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After incurring the wrath of his neglected five-year-old son, a manchild finds himself at a crossroads. Will he prove he’s father material, or will he cut and run?

Drama, Family Relations
Galas

After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern, Best Actor winner at Cannes) thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte, Saturday Night Live) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America. Winner, Best Actor, Cannes 2013. Opening Gala.

Comedy, Drama, Family Relations
(Sin Segae)
Dragons & Tigers

Park Hoonjung conflates The Godfather and the Infernal Affairs trilogy in this massively entertaining gangster thriller with three powerhouse star performances. Jasung stands to take over the Goldmoon crime syndicate, but he’s actually a police mole… and his sworn brother/rival suspects him.

Crime, Drama, Action, Thrills & Suspense
Canadian Images

When a giant inexplicably picks a fight with him, a young man must throw down with his oversized tormentor.

Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi & Horror
Dragons & Tigers

An ant-war anime from Hirabayashi Isamu.

Animation
Canadian Images

Director Amy Miller (Carbon Rush, VIFF 2012) exposes the devastating human cost of agricultural land grabbing—the contentious issue of large-scale agricultural land acquisitions by domestic and transnational companies, governments and individuals.

Environment, Food, Farm & Garden, Women Directors
International Shorts

The story of the ongoing Syrian revolution, as told through the experiences of a male rebel fighter and a female journalist. It’s a powerful and sometimes extremely violent piece about bravery in the face of death, and true commitment to change.

Revolution & Empowerment, War & Espionage