Canada out in force at the Shanghai International Film Festival with 17 films

Montreal, June 8, 2016 – Canada will be out in force at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival, which runs from June 11 to 19, 2016. A total of 17 Canadian films will make their way to Asia, including April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué), a minority coproduction with France and Belgium, which will be screened in official competition. Nitro Rush and The Space Between will have their world premieres in the Jackie Chan Action Movie Week and Focus Canada sections, respectively. Furthermore, Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan will be an official jury member.

Focus Canada is a part of the Festival’s International Panorama section. A news conference to announce the lineup of Canadian content to Chinese media outlets will be held on June 14.

Official competition
Golden Goblet Awards – Animation

April and the Extraordinary World (France-Belgium-Canada coproduction)
Directors: Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci
Production: Je Suis Bien Content (France), Need Productions (Belgium), Kaïbou Productions (Canada)

Focus Canada

A Sunday Kind of Love
Director: Geordie Sabbagh
Production: Geordie Sabbagh Productions, Broken Compass Films
Asian premiere

Born to Be Blue (Canada-United Kingdom coproduction) 
Director: Robert Budreau
Production: New Real Films (Canada), Lumanity Productions (Canada), Black Hangar Studio (United Kingdom)
Chinese premiere

Borealis
Director: Sean Garrity
Production: Banana-Moon Sky Films, Buffalo Gal Pictures, Vigilante Productions
Asian premiere

Numb
Director: Jason Goode
Production: Hope of Glory Pictures, Jenkinson/Goode Productions

Remember (Canada-Germany coproduction)
Director: Atom Egoyan
Production: Serendipity Point Films (Canada), Egoli Tossell Film (Germany)

The Devout (funded through the Micro-Budget Production Program)
Director: Connor Gaston
Production: Clownbog Studios, Devout Productions, Hoggwild Films, Verhagen Entertainment
Chinese premiere

The Space Between(funded through the Micro-Budget Production Program)
Director: Amy Jo Johnson
Production: The Space Between Productions
World premiere

Zimbelism
Directors: Jean-François Gratton, Matt Zimbel
Production: Bunbury Films, Shoot Studio
International premiere

Jackie Chan Action Movie Week

Gridlocked
Director: Allan Ungar
Production: Hackybox Pictures
Asian premiere

Hyena Road
Director: Paul Gross
Production: Rhombus Media, Triple 7 Films, Buffalo Gal Pictures  
Asian premiere

Nitro Rush
Director: Alain Desrochers
Production: Attraction Images
World premiere

Multiple Angles

Lavender
Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly
Production: South Creek Pictures, 3 Legged Dog Films
Asian premiere

My Internship In Canada(Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre)
Director: Philippe Falardeau
Production: micro_scope

Our Loved Ones (Les êtres chers)
Director: Anne Émond
Production: Metafilms
Asian premiere

Oscar Film Panorama

Brooklyn (Canada-United Kingdom-Ireland coproduction)
Director: John Crowley
Production: Item 7 (Canada), Wildgaze Films (United Kingdom), Parallel Film Productions Limited (Ireland)

Room (Canada-Ireland coproduction)
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Production: No Trace Camping (Canada), Element Pictures (Ireland)