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Seventeen Canadian films selected for the 6th annual Beijing International Film Festival

15 April 2016

Montreal, April 15, 2016 – Telefilm Canada is proud to announce the lineup of 17 Canadian films selected – one of them in the Official Competition – for the 6th annual Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF), April 16 to April 23. 

This is the fifth year that Canadian productions have been selected for the Beijing event. Eight Canadian films made the cut last year. A delegation of directors and producers will be on hand at the Festival to represent the Canadian productions.

The Beijing International Film Festival is held under the auspices of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Administration of the Municipality of Beijing. The event and competition is organized with the assistance of the SAPPRFT Film Office and the Beijing Municipal Copyright Office.

In competition

Grand Unified Theory
World premiere
Director: David Ray  
Producer: Second Chance Productions

Panorama & Forward Future Section 

The Rainbow Kid
Asian premiere
Director: Kire Paputts
Producer: Made By Other People

Panorama – First Sight Section

Closet Monster
Director: Stephen Dunn
Producer: Rhombus Media, Best Boy Entertainment

Sleeping Giant
Director: Andrew Cividino
Producer: Film Forge Productions, Hawkeye Pictures

Panorama – Power of Auteurs Section

Everything Will Be Fine
Director: Wim Wenders
Producer: Neue Road Movies (Germany), Montauk Productions (Canada), Bac Films (France), Göta Film (Sweden), MER Film (Norway)

Asian premiere
Director: Atom Egoyan
Producer: Serendipity Point Films (Canada), Egoli Tossell Film GmbH (Germany)

The Forbidden Room
Director: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson
Producer: Phi Films, Buffalo Gal Pictures

Panorama – Global Horizon Section

Director: John Crowley
Producer: Item 7 (Canada), Wildgaze Films (United Kingdom), Parallel Film Productions (Ireland)

Asian premiere
Director: Kyle Rideout             
Producer: Motion 58 Entertainment                 

Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre
Director: Philippe Falardeau
Producer: micro_scope

Into the Forest
Director: Patricia Rozema             
Producer: Rhombus Media

Les mauvaises herbes
Asian premiere
Director: Louis Bélanger       
Producer: Coop Vidéo

Director: Jason Goode     
Producer: Numb Production

International premiere
Director: Carl Bessai  
Producer: Raven West Films (Canada), Buffalo 8 Productions (US)

The Sabbatical
Asian premiere
Director: Brian Stockton
Producer: Autumn Productions         

The Waiting Room
Asian premiere
Director: Igor Drljaca              
Producer: Gearshift Films

Asian premiere
Director: Guy Édoin
Producer: Max Films Media