With Canada Council for the Arts (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Last Train Home (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

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.

Director: Lixin Fan | Stars: Changhua Zhang, Yang Zhang, Suqin Chen, Qin Zhang

Votes: 3,317 | Gross: $0.29M

2. Otto; or, Up with Dead People (2008)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.3
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34 Metascore

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...

Director: Bruce La Bruce | Stars: Jey Crisfar, Marcel Schlutt, Nicholas Fox Ricciardi, Keith Böhm

Votes: 1,782 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (2017)

90 min | Documentary

6.7
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78 Metascore

A documentary murder mystery about the filmmaker's family, set in lower Alabama.

Director: Travis Wilkerson | Stars: Travis Wilkerson, Ed Vaughn

Votes: 367 | Gross: $0.02M

4. Family Viewing (1987)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

6.7
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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 »

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: David Hemblen, Aidan Tierney, Gabrielle Rose, Arsinée Khanjian

Votes: 1,151

5. Waydowntown (2000)

R | 87 min | Comedy

6.7
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63 Metascore

A group of young employees bet a month's salary, winner takes all, on who can last the longest without going outside.

Director: Gary Burns | Stars: Fab Filippo, Don McKellar, Marya Delver, Gordon Currie

Votes: 1,768 | Gross: $0.02M

6. The Disappeared (2012)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Mystery

6.0
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The story of six men lost at sea in the North Atlantic.

Director: Shandi Mitchell | Stars: Billy Campbell, Shawn Doyle, Brian Downey, Ryan Doucette

Votes: 310

7. Ryan (2004)

TV-PG | 14 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.5
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The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s.

Director: Chris Landreth | Stars: Ryan Larkin, Chris Landreth, Felicity Fanjoy, Derek Lamb

Votes: 2,655

8. Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity (2002)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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Twelve-year-old Mindy Ho inexpertly tries Taoist magic to fix her single mother's financial situation and seemingly hopeless romantic prospects.

Director: Mina Shum | Stars: Sandra Oh, Valerie Tian, Ric Young, Tseng Chang

Votes: 515

9. Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)

92 min | Drama

6.9
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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 »

Director: Julia Kwan | Stars: Phoebe Kut, Hollie Lo, Vivian Wu, Chit-Man Chan

Votes: 532

10. The Associates (2001–2002)

60 min | Drama, Comedy

4.9
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Stars: Demore Barnes, Sean Sullivan, Ian D. Clark, Marnie McPhail

Votes: 149

11. Riverhead (2016)

89 min | Crime, Drama

5.4
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A blood feud divides a small town in rural Newfoundland.

Director: Justin Oakey | Stars: Lawrence Barry, Stephen Oates, Stephen Lush, Andrew Kay

Votes: 85

12. The Rubber Gun (1977)

86 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A communal drug family begins to dissolve from within while a University student watches and records it all.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Joe Mattia, Armand Monroe, Allan Moyle, Bill Booth

Votes: 44

13. A Winter Tan (1987)

91 min | Drama

6.1
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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 »

Directors: Jackie Burroughs, Louise Clark, John Frizzell, John Walker, Aerlyn Weissman | Stars: Jackie Burroughs, Hernando Gonzáles, Anita Olanick, Diane D'Aquila

Votes: 126

14. The Last Pogo Jumps Again (2013)

200 min | Documentary, Music

9.3
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A history of the first wave of Toronto punk rock and new wave music, from when the Ramones played in 1976 through to when the cops gave Teenage Head the boot at "The Last Pogo" concert in 1978.

Directors: Colin Brunton, Kire Paputts | Stars: Tibor Takács, Ramones, Ron Mann, Cheetah Chrome

Votes: 42

15. Ulrike's Brain (2017)

55 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.1
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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 »

Director: Bruce La Bruce | Stars: Gertrud Stammheim, Susanne Sachße, Jonathan B. Johnson, Saskia Timm

Votes: 18

16. MS Slavic 7 (2019)

64 min | Drama

6.4
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79 Metascore

A young woman discovers letters in a Harvard archive that her great-grandmother wrote to a fellow Polish poet.

Directors: Sofia Bohdanowicz, Deragh Campbell | Stars: Deragh Campbell, Aaron Danby, Elizabeth Rucker, Mariusz Sibiga

Votes: 42

17. On the Corner (2003)

95 min | Drama

6.6
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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 »

Director: Nathaniel Geary | Stars: Alex Rice, Robert Harper, L. Harvey Gold, Simon Baker

Votes: 241

18. When We Walk (2019)

78 min | Documentary

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Award-winning documentary director, Jason DaSilva was found diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis years ago while filming his film in India. Since then, Jason have been ... See full summary »

Director: Jason DaSilva | Star: Jason DaSilva

19. RiP: A Remix Manifesto (2008)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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A documentary which examines copyright issues in the information age.

Director: Brett Gaylor | Star: Cory Doctorow

Votes: 1,197

20. Attack of the Brainsucker (2012)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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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.

Director: Sid Zanforlin | Stars: Keyanna Fielding, Arthur Holden, Jeff Lefebvre, Neil Napier

Votes: 45

21. Mother's Meat & Freud's Flesh (1984)

93 min | Comedy

6.4
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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.

Director: Demetri Estdelacropolis | Stars: George Agettees, Pierre Bastien, Christian Dufault, Demetri Estdelacropolis

Votes: 22

22. Pink (2003)

9 min | Drama, Short

6.6
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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 »

Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly | Stars: Barnita Domenico-Runnings, Sophie Traub

Votes: 71

23. *Corpus Callosum (2002)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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73 Metascore

A surreal and comic exploration of an office space and the decorations of a living room.

Director: Michael Snow | Stars: Jacqueline Anderson, Berj Bannayan, Greg Hermanovic, John Massey

Votes: 167

24. Protection (2000)

77 min | Drama

6.9
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This realistic documentary/drama is a harsh/realistic look at social services based in Canada.

Director: Bruce Spangler | Stars: Nancy Sivak, Jillian Fargey, Hiro Kanagawa, William MacDonald

Votes: 57

25. A Place Called Chiapas (1998)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

7.7
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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 »

Director: Nettie Wild | Stars: Samuel Ruiz García, Rafael Sebastián Guillén Vicente

Votes: 311 | Gross: $0.23M

26. Who's Your Daddy? (2017)

Short, Comedy

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A few months after a one-night stand, Grace tells her best friend that she is pregnant. Together the two women reflect on whether the father should be told.

Director: Ian Wilson | Stars: Shauna Marshall, Dryden Mortimer, Kate Glen, Mark Rafuse

27. Clouds of Autumn (2015)

15 min | Short, Drama, History

7.4
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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.

Director: Trevor Mack | Stars: Elias Louie, Trinity Stump, Quelemia Sparrow, Edmund Lulua

Votes: 21

28. L'encerclement - La démocratie dans les rets du néolibéralisme (2008)

160 min | Documentary

8.5
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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.

Director: Richard Brouillette | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Ignacio Ramonet, Normand Baillargeon, Susan George

Votes: 112

29. Frigid (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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Exhausted by her newborn, a first-time mother's home becomes a trap as her husband's sinister intentions emerge.

Director: Joe Kicak | Stars: Heli Kennedy, Damon Runyan

Votes: 15

30. Greatest Hits (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

6.1
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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 »

Director: Nicolás Pereda | Stars: Gabino Rodríguez, Teresa Sánchez, José Rodríguez López, Luis Rodríguez

Votes: 69

31. Refuge (I) (2019)

Short, Sci-Fi

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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 »

Director: Sina Sultani | Stars: Pegah Taale, Kalveen Tmana

32. Liminals (2017 Video)

20 min | Short, Fantasy, Musical

7.7
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The film follows a group of eight dancers as they enact ecstatic rituals in an attempt to access a new realm of consciousness with the potential to save humanity.

Director: Jeremy Shaw | Star: Anne Pajunen

Votes: 6

33. A Land That Forgets (2011)

16 min | Short, Drama

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The tragic love story of a boy and a canoe in a land that forgets.

Director: Kathleen Hepburn | Stars: Dagan Nish, Teresa Laverty, Caleb Surface, Justine Backlund

34. Hastings Street (2007)

Short, Drama

6.8
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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 »

Director: Larry Kent | Stars: Alan Scarfe, Brian Belfont, Scott Hylands, Patricia Dahlquist

Votes: 16

35. Flâneurs: Street Rambles (2016)

80 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

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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.

Director: Matthew Lancit | Stars: David Barnes, Madeleine Lancit, Alain Rey, Thomas Schmitt

36. Spectres of Shortwave (2016)

113 min | Documentary, History

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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

37. Will (I) (2012)

Short, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Director: Laurence Cohen | Stars: David Cormican, Tommy Hayes, Michael Hyder, Olivier Riquelme

Votes: 7

38. Legend of the Storm (2015)

Short, Drama, History

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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 »

Director: Roxann Whitebean | Stars: Noelani Jasmine Rourke, Stacey Huff, Courtney Rice, Taylan Derochie White

39. Tapamenko Swing (2007 Video)

3 min | Short, Comedy

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A short video which introduces a great set of characters and one really neat story. This story was presented as a stage play in Montreal, Canada.

Director: Karen Belfo | Stars: Karen Belfo, Eric Benton, Renee Berg, Nina Fillis

40. If it Bleeds (2018)

44 min | Short, Comedy

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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 »

Director: Isabelle Pauwels | Stars: Christine Bermudez, Hank Bull, Connor Dylan, Dan Eberle

41. DreamCatcher (2010)

14 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

5.2
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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 »

Director: Ryan Atimoyoo | Stars: Shauna Baker, Linda Mitchell, Shannon Baker

Votes: 6

42. Or D'Ur (1984)

33 min | Short

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Male prostitution in a Montreal brothel run by a hard-nosed procuress.

Director: Bashar Shbib | Stars: Ryan Benson, Chris Brickley, Michelle Deville, Johnnie Dixie

43. Mahsa: Cantata for a Forbidden Voice in Four Movements (2013)

17 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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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

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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."

Director: Monique Moumblow | Star: Michèle Lalonde

45. Smile Stealers (2013)

39 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

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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 »

Director: Allison Moore | Stars: Ryan Hurl, Mark Iosifescu, Tyr Jami, Chloe Lum

46. Max Dean (2014)

4 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Zachary Finkelstein | Star: Max Dean

47. Trading Lens: a Sandra Semchuk Portrait (2018)

Short

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Canada Council for the Arts documentary portrait on the career and work of photographer Sandra Semchuk, winner of 2018 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. The film chronicles... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Grieco

48. Codes of Honor (2011)

14 min | Short

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Codes of Honor documents the journey of video gamers at one of the last great American arcades, New York City's Chinatown Fair, as they move from apprentice to champion to the inevitable ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Rafman | Star: Jon Rafman

49. Kudok (2012)

5 min | Animation, Short

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A little girl imagines a monster named Kudok.

Directors: Emma Hendrix, Cindy Mochizuki | Star: Lennox Johnston-Yu

50. Glorious (2008)

12 min | Short, Crime, Music

6.2
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Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Louis Negin, Nihad Ademi, Timna Ben-Ari, Shalini Sharma

Votes: 33


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