Canada's Top Ten Film Festival 2017

Now in its 6th year of screening at Metro Cinema, the 16th annual Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival celebrates excellence in  films from across our country. This year's features include a neo-western, a moving environmental documentary, an epic exploration of revolutionary politics, a charming animated work, and more.

See all the Canada’s Top Ten Film films for one low price with a festival pass: $55.

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FILM ARTICLE: “Extra efforts have to be made to showcase films that would otherwise mostly go unnoticed and unseen.” New York Times

FILM ARTICLE: “The Toronto International Film Festival has announced its picks for the top Canadian films of 2016.” – Edmonton Journal 

FILM ARTICLE: “TIFF praises little-known Canadian movies with Top Ten Film Festival” – Globe and Mail

FILM ARTICLE:Youth in revolt, family drama and people grappling with unexpected consequences — these are the themes running through TIFF's annual Canada's Top Ten – CBC 

CAN Top 10: Canada Top Ten Shorts

  • Jan 29 (2017) @ 7pm

From stunning 3D animation to thought provoking documentary, these outstanding short films push boundaries and challenge perceptions in order to confront a difficult reality.

CAN Top 10: Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves

  • Jan 29 (2017) @ 1pm

Klas Batalo, Giutizia, Ordine Nuovo and Tumulto are four Quebecers in their twenties who reject the world they live in. Incensed with the apathy of society following the excitement surrounding the events of the 'Maple Spring', the quartet engage in actions that are increasingly flirting with terrorism.

CAN Top 10: Window Horses

  • Jan 28 (2017) @ 7pm

Rosie is a young Canadian poet of Chinese and Persian descent, living in Vancouver dreaming of an artistic and glamorous life abroad. An invitation to a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran is a trip that will change her life.

CAN Top 10: Werewolf

  • Jan 28 (2017) @ 4:30pm

The hardscrabble existence of two homeless addicts is portrayed with sensitivity and brutal honesty.

CAN Top 10: Nelly

  • Jan 27 (2017) @ 7pm

A film inspired by the life and work of Nelly Arcan. The portrait of a fragmented woman, lost between irreconcilable identities: writer, lover, call girl and star.

CAN Top 10: It’s Only The End of the World

  • Jan 24 (2017) @ 7pm

Louis, a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

CAN Top 10: Old Stone

  • Jan 22 (2017) @ 7pm

A psychological thriller about a taxi driver battling bureaucracy and legal manipulation in China.

CAN Top 10: Hello Destroyer

  • Jan 22 (2017) @ 1:30pm

Timely, uncompromising, and devastating, Hello Destroyer raises deeply troubling questions about how we teach boys to become adults, particularly within the context of our national obsession: hockey.

CAN Top 10: Maliglutit

  • Jan 21 (2017) @ 7pm
[Buy Tickets][1] With a tale as timeless as the landscape in which it is set, the latest feature from Zacharias Kunuk uses the plot of John Ford's 1956 western _The Searchers _as inspiration for a very different kind of... view more

CAN Top 10: Angry Inuk

  • Jan 21 (2017) @ 4:30pm
[Buy Tickets][1] Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril's _Angry Inuk _examines, with heartbreaking effect, the impact of seal-hunting protests on Inuit communities in Canada and around the world. Part expose, part personal documentary, and part community portrait, the film charts the history... view more

CAN Top 10: Mean Dreams

  • Jan 20 (2017) @ 7pm

The life of teenaged Jonas is dominated by his family’s struggle to keep the family farm afloat and when Casey, whose father is an alcoholic police deputy, moves in down the road, the two click immedi­ately.

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