#FIRSTLOOK: LINEUP OF FILMS FOR 2020 NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY
April 22, 2020 is NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY and Canada’s top Film Distributors are joining forces to celebrate their date with a list of specially-curated content. The below Films will be made available on services like Apple TV, Telus, Cineplex Store, Rogers and Bell starting this Wednesday.
HYENA ROAD, directed by Paul Gross, starring Rossif Sutherland and Allan Hawco
INDIAN HORSE, directed by Stephen Campanelli, starring Forrest Goodluck and Sladen Peltier
ROOM, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, starring Academy Award-winner Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay
RUN THIS TOWN, directed by Ricky Tollman, starring Mena Massoud, Nina Dobrev and Ben Platt
THE SONG OF NAMES, directed by François Girard, starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen
BIRTHMARKED, directed by Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais, starring Matthew Goode, Toni Collette and Suzanne Clément
THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS, directed by Lone Scherfig, starring Zoe Kazan, Andrea Riseborough, Tahar Rahim, Jay Baruchel and Bill Nighy
THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S SPIVET, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, starring Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis and Callum Keith Rennie
THE 9th LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX, directed by Alexandre Aja, starring Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon and Aaron Paul
BANG BANG BABY, directed by Jeffrey St. Jules, starring Jane Levy, Justin Chatwin, Peter Stormare and Kristin Bruun
DIM THE FLUORESCENTS, directed by Daniel Warth, starring Claire Armstrong and Naomi Skwarna
EDGE OF WINTER, directed by Rob Connolly, starring Tom Holland and Joel Kinnaman
SUCK IT UP, directed by Jordan Canning, starring Grace Glowicki and Erin Margurite Carter
THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN, directed by Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, starring Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Violet Nelson, Charlie Hannah, and Barbara Eve Harris
MK2 Mile End
AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN (IL PLEUVAIT DES OISEAUX) directed by Louise Archambault
WATER, directed by Deepa Mehta, starring Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray, John Abraham and Sarala
THE GRIZZLIES, directed by Miranda de Pencier, starring Ben Schnetzer, Will Sasso, Paul Nutarariaq, Anna Lambe,Tantoo Cardinal, Emerald MacDonald and Booboo Stewart
MAUDIE, directed by Aisling Walsh, starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke
BROOKLYN, directed by John Crowley, starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson and Emory Cohen, with Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters
ANTHROPOCENE, directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky. Narrated by: Alicia Vikander
Pacific Northwest Pictures
CANADIAN STRAIN, written and directed by Geordie Sabbagh and starring Jess Salgueiro
DRONE, written and directed by Jason Bourque and starring Sean Bean
FALLS AROUND HER, written and directed by Darlene Naponse and starring Tantoo Cardinal
LAVENDER, directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly and written by Colin Frizzell and Ed Gass-Donnelly and starring Abbie Cornish with music by Sarah Neufel and Colin Stetson
BEN’S AT HOME, directed by Mars Horodyski and written by Dan Abramovici and Mars Horodyski
In addition, it’s been announced that Ethan Hawke, Jay Baruchel, Atom Egoyan, Colm Feore, Mina Shum, Philippe Falardeau, Megan Follows, Don McKellar and Sandra Oh will partake in a livestream Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 6-10 p.m. EST on:
Let’s celebrate the amazing Film that’s being made in our Country! Use the Hashtag #CANFILMDAY to share what you’re planning to watch!
(Photo/video credit: TeleFilm Canada)
#FIRSTLOOK: 2016 CANADIAN FILM DAY TAKES PLACE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
Brought to you by Cineplex Entertainment and CBC, NCFD, NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY takes place across Canada Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in 182 communities.
The Festival brings togethers cinema lovers, with a patriotic twist with access to over 350 public events/screenings including new releases like Borealis, Sleeping Giant, Across the Line and The Saver, to recent favourites and classics from the likes of eOne Films and Elevation Pictures.
Offerings also will be available through Bell Media, Shaw Media, Hollywood Suite, Sundance Channel, Corus, shomi and APTN. You also can access offerings online via websites like CBC.CA, NFB.CA, CFCCREATES.COM, CFMDC.ORG and MUBI.COM.
Highlights include the following:
TORONTO: 40-plus events big and small across the city, including a special screening of THE GRAND SEDUCTION at the CBC Atrium (presented by filmmaker Don McKellar); a 35th anniversary screening of David Cronenberg’s SCANNERS at the Royal Cinema with the film’s star, Stephen Lack, in attendance; screenings of STRANGE BREW and IT’S ALL GONE PETE TONG at TIFF Bell Lightbox; and a screening of MY INTERNSHIP IN CANADA presented by Samara Canada and Regent Park Film Festival, followed by a panel discussion featuring Buzzfeed Canada’s Elamin Abdelmahmoud, MPP Michael Mantha and emerging filmmaker Amita Zamaan.
MONTREAL: 50 high schools connected to a LIVE nationwide Q&A with stars Colm Feore and Patrick Huard from Heritage Regional High School in Chambly after watching the hit comedy classic BON COP BAD COP. Five screening events are happening throughout the city, including a screening of LÉOLO at NOMADlive headquarters, with actor Maxime Collin set to attend.
VANCOUVER: 12 events across Vancouver, including screenings at UBC and Broadway Youth Resource Centre; a screening of SABAH at the CBC presented by the Vancouver Asian Film Festival and explorASIAN; and an entire day of great Canadian films will be presented at the VanCity Theatre by The Vancouver International Film Festival, including a red carpet screening of Nadia Litz’s THE PEOPLE GARDEN with filmmakers in attendance
CALGARY: A screening of GINGER SNAPS, with director John Fawcett and actors Katharine Isabelle and Emily Perkins set to attend, presented by Calgary Underground Film Festival. The SCENE Program is also presenting a special screening exclusively for SCENE members, who will vote for the Canadian movie of their choice.
HALIFAX: A screening of LOVE THAT BOY with director Andrea Dorfman set to attend, presented by the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival and Out East Festival.
Full list of events here.
(Photo credit: D Films)
#CANFILMDAY: REEL CANADA PRESENTS THE FIRST-EVER “NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY”!
For the love of Canada! Tuesday, April 29, 2014 marks the first-ever National Canadian Film Day, presented by Reel Canada! The Day puts together the largest Line-Up ever of Canadian Films on one Single Day.
Communities participating in this historic Event include:
Indian Head, SK
Flin Flon, MB
St Catherine’s, ON
Sault Ste Marie, ON
Thunder Bay, ON
Saint John, NB
St. John’s, NFLD
Dawson City, YT
Films screening this year include the likes of Good Cop, Bad Cop, Passchendaele, The Sweet Hereafter, Meatballs and Decline of the American.
For a complete Lineup and Tickets, click here!
(Photo credit: Telefilm Canada)