Canada's Top Ten Film Festival 2018

Established by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2001, the 17th annual Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival celebrates and promotes contemporary Canadian cinema and raises awareness of Canadian achievements in film.

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

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CAN Top 10: Luk’ Luk’I

  • Feb 4 @ 7pm

A portrait of five Vancouverites living on society's fringes during the 2010 Winter Olympics, Luk'Luk'I takes us into uncharted territory, falling somewhere between a fiction we need to see and a documentary we wish didn't have to exist.

CAN Top 10: Our People Will Be Healed

  • Feb 4 @ 2pm

Our People Will Be Healed, Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film, reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education.

CAN Top 10: Ava

  • Feb 3 @ 7pm

Coming of age among the strict traditions of Iran, Ava's life is dictated by rules. As she struggles to find her place within a culture of authority, Ava is pushed deeper into isolation as she challenges duty, family, and the hypocrisy of her surroundings.

CAN Top 10: Unarmed Verses

  • Feb 2 @ 7pm

This feature documentary presents a thoughtful and vivid portrait of a community facing imposed relocation. At the centre of the story is a remarkably astute and luminous 12-year-old black girl whose poignant observations about life, the soul, and the power of art give voice to those rarely heard in society.

CAN Top 10: La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes (The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches)

  • Jan 30 @ 7pm

Raised alone by their authoritarian father in a state of religious obscurantism, two siblings without names grow up largely ignorant of the world outside their father’s estate. One morning, they find him dead and must confront their surroundings in order to unravel the mystery of their strange existence.

CAN Top 10: Allure

  • Jan 29 @ 9:30pm

A 30-year-old woman embarks on an intimate yet ultimately manipulative relationship with a 16-year-old runaway in the highly anticipated feature debut from Montreal-based photographers Carlos and Jason Sanchez.

CAN Top 10: Never Steady, Never Still

  • Jan 28 @ 4:45pm

Never Steady, Never Still is a tender and heartbreaking story of a physically disabled mother and discontent son—each alienated from their world and struggling to manage in the face of grief, guilt and chronic disease.

CAN Top 10: Les Affamés (The Ravenous)

  • Jan 27 @ 9:30pm

In a small, remote village in upstate Quebec, things have changed. Locals are not the same anymore—their bodies are breaking down and they have turned against their loved ones. A handful of survivors goes hiding into the woods, looking for others like them.

CAN Top 10: RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

  • Jan 27 @ 4:30pm

Rumble tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence.

CAN Top 10: Adventures in Public School

  • Jan 26 @ 7pm

Socially awkward, Liam has been homeschooled his entire life. When he falls in love with a popular one-legged girl, he abandons his mother’s suffocating love and enrolls in public school, getting a crash course in sex, drugs and social mayhem.

CAN Top 10: Canada Top Ten Shorts

  • Jan 25 @ 9:30pm

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

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