TIFF 2018: Canadian Features Lineup Announced

43rd Toronto International Film Festival

The second wave of titles for TIFF 2018 were unveiled this morning with the announcement Canadian features and short films.  The feature films follow below.

“We’re especially proud to present such a diverse group of films,” said Steve Gravestock, Senior Programmer, TIFF. “Ranging from science fiction to fantasy, myth to documentary, and romance to a dystopic vision of our neighbours to the south, this year’s Canadian films come from every region in the country, stretching from east to west and north to south.”

“We’re thrilled with this year’s lineup of compelling and distinctive films,” said Danis Goulet, TIFF Canadian Features Programmer. “The films feature characters who push hard against prescribed boundaries, asking vital questions about the state of the world and the status quo. We are especially excited to have a strong slate of bold and dynamic women-centric stories. Forty percent of the Canadian film slate this year is directed by women.”


Anthropocene, Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky, Canada World Premiere
The Fall of the American Empire, Denys Arcand, Canada, Toronto Premiere
The Grizzlies, Miranda de Pencier, Canada World Premiere

* Previously announced Canadian features at the Festival include Keith Behrman’s Giant Little Ones (Special Presentation), Kim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project (Special Presentation), Patricia Rozema’s MOUTHPIECE (Opening Special Presentation), and Don McKellar’s Through Black Spruce (Special Presentation).


Sharkwater Extinction, Rob Stewart, Canada, World Premiere


Carmine Street Guitars, Ron Mann, Canada, North American Premiere
Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz, Barry Avrich, Canada, World Premiere
What is Democracy?, Astra Taylor, Canada, North American Premiere

Clara. Courtesy of TIFF


Clara, Akash Sherman, Canada, World Premiere
Edge of the Knife, Gwaai Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown, Canada, World Premiere
Firecrackers, Jasmin Mozaffari, Canada, World Premiere
Freaks, Zach Lipovsky, Adam Stein, Canada, World Premiere


Falls Around Her, Darlene Naponse, Canada, World Premiere
The Fireflies Are Gone, Sébastien Pilote, Canada, North American Premiere
The Great Darkened Days, Maxime Giroux, Canada, World Premiere
Kingsway, Bruce Sweeney, Canada,  World Premiere
Les Salopes or the Naturally Wanton Pleasure of Skin, Renée Beaulieu, Canada, World Premiere
Splinters, Thom Fitzgerald, Canada, World Premiere


Fausto, Andrea Bussmann, Canada/Mexico, North American Premiere
The Stone Speakers, Igor Drljača, Canada/Bosnia and Herzegovina, World Premiere

The 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 2018) will run September 6-16, 2018.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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