With Canada Council for the Arts (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Last Train Home (2009)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama
A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower.
Votes: 3,317 | Gross: $0.29M
2. Otto; or, Up with Dead People (2008)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Otto is a handsome, sensitive, neo-Goth zombie with an identity crisis wandering the streets of the city, until one day he auditions for a zombie film...
Votes: 1,782 | Gross: $0.01M
4. Family Viewing (1987)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama
Van's father, Stan, is fond of video, always taping scenes of daily family life. But he does not take care of Van's grandmother, Armen. Although he could afford having her at home, she is ... See full summary »
8. Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity (2002)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Twelve-year-old Mindy Ho inexpertly tries Taoist magic to fix her single mother's financial situation and seemingly hopeless romantic prospects.
9. Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)
92 min | Drama
Chinese-Canadian Eve Eng was born in 1966, in the year of the fire horse. In Chinese culture, fire horse children are notorious for being troublesome. In 1975, nine year old Eve is looking ... See full summary »
13. A Winter Tan (1987)
91 min | Drama
Maryse Holden, a professor, feminist activist spent the last months before her murder in Mexico on "a break from feminism" that became a sexually iconic story reflect in her posthumous book... See full summary »
14. The Last Pogo Jumps Again (2013)
200 min | Documentary, Music
15. Ulrike's Brain (2017)
55 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Referencing sixties B-movies like They Saved Hitler's Brain (1968) and The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962), Ulrike's Brain finds Doctor Julia Feifer (Susanne Sachsse) arriving at an academic... See full summary »
17. On the Corner (2003)
95 min | Drama
Angel and Randy Henry are a sister and brother, caught on the mean streets of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. While Angel finds the strength to escape her seemingly hopeless situation, Randy... See full summary »
20. Attack of the Brainsucker (2012)
Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror
Samantha, a little girl growing up in the sixties, loves classic b-movies and monsters. That is, until they start to invade her bedroom and her obsession compels her parents to seek help from the latest scientific breakthrough.
21. Mother's Meat & Freud's Flesh (1984)
93 min | Comedy
Mother's milk makes strong children, but a child who is a reluctant weaner may have developed a mother-addiction. "Mother's Meat & Freud's Flesh" ironically explores the resulting triangle of a mother, psychiatrist, and mother's boy.
22. Pink (2003)
9 min | Drama, Short
In 1970s South Africa, 10-year-old Lucy's black nanny is killed during a peaceful protest march. The insidious nature of racism is put on full display as the child attempts to convince the ... See full summary »
25. A Place Called Chiapas (1998)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary
When the Zapatista National Liberation Army took over five towns and 500 ranches in southern Mexico, the government deployed its troops and at least 145 people died in the ensuing battle. ... See full summary »
Votes: 311 | Gross: $0.23M
27. Clouds of Autumn (2015)
15 min | Short, Drama, History
A brother and sister's carefree childhood in a Native American community is torn apart when the sister is forced to attend a Canadian residential school in the early 1970s.
160 min | Documentary
Using the reflections and analysis of many renowned intellectuals, this documentary draws a portrait of neoliberal ideology and examines the various mechanisms used to impose its dictates throughout the world.
30. Greatest Hits (2012)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
Drifting from fiction to documentary, Greatest Hits tells the story of Emilio, a man in his fifties who shows up at the family home after fifteen years of absence. His wife and his ... See full summary »
31. Refuge (I) (2019)
Refuge is a one-shot short film captured on the DJI Inspire 2 and produced with funding support from the Canada Council for the Arts' New Chapter grant program. Inspired by my parents' ... See full summary »
34. Hastings Street (2007)
Charlie has just gotten out of jail. The only thing he knows for sure? He ain't going back. The only place he knows? Hastings Street. As he tries to stay on the straight and narrow, he ... See full summary »
35. Flâneurs: Street Rambles (2016)
80 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
In search of the remaining traces of flâneurs (19th Century wanderers of Paris), an unemployed filmmaker takes his newborn daughter on a series of poetic strolls and crosses the paths of people who help reveal the relevance of the flâneur today.
36. Spectres of Shortwave (2016)
113 min | Documentary, History
The Radio Canada International shortwave towers stood sentinel on the marsh for 70 years. Erected in WW2, they broadcast around the globe. People who lived nearby dreamed in foreign languages and heard strange sounds from unlikely places.
Director: Amanda Dawn Christie
38. Legend of the Storm (2015)
Short, Drama, History
Nine-year-old Otsí:tsa's innocence is destroyed when violence engulfs her community during the Oka Crisis, a 78-day standoff that erupted between the Mohawk Nation and the Canadian ... See full summary »
40. If it Bleeds (2018)
44 min | Short, Comedy
Commissioned and produced by EMPAC, If It Bleeds is a moving-image work inspired by recent events in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Historically, MMA was promoted as something very ... See full summary »
41. DreamCatcher (2010)
14 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror
Rachel awakens to her ability to walk the Dreamworld and embarks on a quest to seek out her estranged blind Grandmother. Her Grandmother walks through the Dreamworld and explains that ... See full summary »
17 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
An Iranian vocalist struggles to make her voice heard in a country where female singers are banned.
Director: Kiarash Anvari
44. 1970 - Sans paroles (2014 Video)
9 min | Short
A reading of a seminal text of Québécois poetry by its author - Michèle Lalonde's Speak White - is subverted, setting up tensions of facial expressions, breathing and silences in a work that the director describes as "text without words."
45. Smile Stealers (2013)
39 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
At a curve in time, the end of an era, all was lost. The smiles had gone from scarce to rare. There are no more stars in the sky! The girl Tyr bears the burden wearing the last smile in the... See full summary »