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Telefilm Canada salutes Canadian cinema at 36th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

09 August 2011

Montreal, August 9, 2011 – Telefilm Canada salutes the Canadian contingent selected for the 36th edition of TIFF, taking place September 8-18, 2011. Of the features, 22 have received Telefilm Canada funding through various programs of the Canada Feature Film Fund.

“TIFF draws thousands from around the globe, providing an outstanding showcase for Canadian cinema,” said Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada. “We are proud to see such a diverse lineup that illustrates our rich cultural heritage.”

Canadian productions selected for TIFF 2011 are:




388 Arletta Avenue *

Contemporary World Cinema

Randall Cole

Afghan Luke *

Special Presentation

Mike Clattenburg

Amy George

Canada First!

Yonah Lewis, Calvin Thomas

A Better Life * (France/Canada)

Special Presentation

Cédric Khan

Billy Bishop Goes To War *

Contemporary World Cinema

Barbara Willis-Sweete

Breakaway *

Special Presentation

Robert Lieberman

Café de Flore * (Canada/France)

Special Presentation

Jean-Marc Vallée

Caprichosos de San Telmo (Argentina/Canada) *

City to City

Alison Murray

A Dangerous Method * (Germany/Canada)


David Cronenberg

Doppelgänger Paul


Dylan Akio Smith, Kris Elgstrand

Edwin Boyd *

Special Presentation

Nathan Morlando

Goon *

Special Presentation

Michael Dowse

Hard Core Logo II *


Bruce McDonald

i am a good person/ i am a bad person


Ingrid Veninger

I’m Yours

Contemporary World Cinema

Leonard Farlinger

Keyhole *

Special Presentation

Guy Maddin

Leave It On The Floor

Canada First!

Sheldon Larry

Wetlands (Marécages) *

Canada First!

Guy Edoin

Monsieur Lazhar *

Special Presentation

Philippe Falardeau

The Moth Diaries *

Special Presentation

Mary Harron

Nuit #1 *

Canada First!

Anne Émond

The Odds *

Canada First!

Simon Davidson

The Patron Saints

Canada First!

Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky


Real To Reel

Léa Pool

Romeo Eleven
(Roméo Onze) *

Canada First!

Ivan Grbovic

Sisters & Brothers *

Contemporary World Cinema

Carl Bessai

Starbuck *


Ken Scott

Surviving Progress *

Real To Reel

Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks

Take this Waltz *


Sarah Polley

* Funded by Telefilm Canada

The titles were announced earlier today at a news conference held in Toronto. For further details, visit

About Telefilm Canada
Telefilm Canada is a federal cultural agency dedicated to developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry. Telefilm provides financial support to the private sector to create distinctively Canadian productions that appeal to domestic and international audiences. Telefilm also administers the Canada Media Fund’s programs. Visit 


For more information:
Andréane Leblanc, Advisor, External Communications
Telefilm Canada
514-283-6363, ext. 2066