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The Khutzeymateen Provincial Park (aka K'tsim-a-deen) Grizzly bear sanctuary was established as the first area in Canada to be protected specifically for Grizzly bears and their habitat. It also represents the first undisturbed estuary of its size...
Directed by Ken Matheson
Little Moccasins is about children honoring First Nations children that died and were buried in unmarked graves while attending Dunbow Indian Industrial School near Calgary from 1889 to 1924. Elementary students from Strathcona Tweedsmuir Outreach...
Directed by Ken Matheson
As analog photography cedes the field to the digital era, my grandfather suffers memory loss and retires. Son of a photographer, my grandfather owned and dedicated his life to running the biggest film processing lab of Spain: Ros Fotocolor. In a time...
The End of Suburbia explores the American way of life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply. World Oil Peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now, some...
Directed by Gregory Greene
Better Day: The Sarah J Felker Story is a documentary that follows a young singer-songwriter from Guelph, Ontario as she attempts to break into the Canadian music industry. The file chronicles Sarah’s life over a three year period using video diary...
Directed by
Dan Drysdale
Better Day: The Sarah J Felker Story is a documentary that follows a young singer-songwriter from Guelph, Ontario as she attempts to break into the Canadian music industry. The file chronicles Sarah’s life over a three year period using video diary...
Directed by
Dan Drysdale
MUGSHOT (2013)
MUGSHOT is a feature documentary investigating the cultural significance of the mugshot.
Directed by Dennis Mohr
Mugshot (2013)
MUGSHOT is a feature documentary investigating the cultural significance of the mugshot.
Directed by Dennis Mohr
Our Toronto subway crew documentary features 18 total TTC employees including 10 subway operators, 4 tower/transit controllers, a line mechanic, subway supervisor, subway instructor and TTC CEO Andy Byford. We look into the typical day of a subway...
Elephant poaching worldwide has reached epidemic proportions. In Kenya, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust provides a sanctuary for baby elephants who are its greatest victims, left to die without the nurture and protection of their matriarchal herds. In...
Directed by Lynn Booth
Catch the Westbound Train is a short-form documentary highlighting the unique history of The Great Depression in Vancouver and the influx of transient men that arrived with it. Through archival materials and expert interviews this film offers an...
Directed by Sean Patrick Shaul
Colour Me (2012)
Colour Me challenges viewers to reexamine how they think about race. We follow motivational speaker Anthony McLean as he runs a groundbreaking mentorship program for black teens in Brampton, the most demographically changing Canadian city. While...
Padejo is a collective of three Toronto visual artists interested in exploring the creative potential of collaborative undertakings. After a series of paintings and rubbings, they decide to explore an unexpected medium: balloons. Despite one of them...
Directed by Alexandre Loukos
MOHTARAMA (2012)
Mohtarama In 2009, the Afghan Parliament approved the Shia Family Law, which was then signed by President Karzai. The law severely restricted women’s freedom, making it illegal for them to exit the house without their husband’s consent or resisting to...
Directed by
Diana Saqeb
In this short documentary, TTC Enthusiast and Urban Explorer Jeremy Woodcock travels to Bessarion Station, the least used Subway Station on the Toronto Transit Map, to find out if it really does exist and why it would be built in the first place.
Directed by Cameron Wyllie
"Nature's Invitation" is a documentary about Canada's quest to get new immigrants in touch with nature. It also explores the consequences of of a life devoid of nature. "Nature’s Invitation" follows new immigrants as...
Directed by Brandy Yanchyk
Oil Calling (2013)
Oil Calling is a documentary about a new immigrant’s dream to work in Canada’s oil and gas industry. The documentary follows new immigrants as they train to work in Canada’s oil and gas industry. The film follows five new immigrants from Nigeria,...
Directed by Brandy Yanchyk
An evocation of the power of art to enrich lives. Grammy and Juno Award winning pop star Nelly Furtado joins non-profit volunteer arts organization Artbound on their first assignment to build Free The Children's first all girls secondary school in...
Directed by Shayna Haddon
The idea of grandparents as caregivers is nothing new. Grandparents are often the people that parents turn to when they need advice, help, childcare, and support. But what of the grandparents who have had to step in beyond the role of doting elders?...
Directed by Karen Shopsowitz
This is a story about Violet-Rose Pharoah, a former child in care. After she overcame the challenges of aging out, she started a blog “The File Folder” that allows other young people who were in care to share their experiences. Her goal is to collect...
Directed by Irina Sedunova [nid:7317]
The Ministry of Children and Family Development in British Columbia provides foster care for children from birth to the age of 19. But when youth reach their 19th birthday, the parental role of the government finishes abruptly – even though young people...
Pico Meter (2012)
Dr. Rodney Herring, of the Advanced Microscopy Facility at the University of Victoria,  has realized his childhood dream of building the worlds most powerful electron microscope. With this instrument, he will be gazing into the subatomic world and...
Mars Project (2012)
A decade ago rapper Khari "Conspiracy" Stewart was diagnosed with a psychological disorder, but he has rejected the label and is pursuing a spiritual path. For half of his life, Khari "Conspiracy" Stewart has fought a spiritual war...
The story of Mr. Chi Pig from hardcore stalwarts SNFU and his struggle with drugs, mental illness and punk rock. You're not going to need to know a lot about punk rock to love Mr. Chi Pig and his debut self-titled biographical documentary. You won...
Directed by Sean Patrick Shaul
Directed by Sean Patrick Shaul // ALONE UP THERE is a firsthand journey to understand one of the most difficult art forms. The stand-up comedian is both an artist and an artisan: painstakingly developing a persona, scripting and editing an act,...
Directed by Sean Patrick Shaul
Degrees North (2008)
A feature documentary shot south to north across the latitudes of Canada. Beginning at Pelee Island (42 degrees north) and finishing at the Arctic Circle (66 degrees north), DEGREES NORTH is a journey of discovery, space, and time. Using light,...
Powerlines (1998)
Powerlines is a poetic documentary about the mystery of electromagnetic fields, the promise of new energy and the dangers of electromagnetic pollution. With music, image and dance, the film explores the differences between the energy of life and the...
Directed by Helen Hall
Discover an American master portrait photographer, his influence on the modern Manhattan art world, and the legacy he left behind in his hometown of Heber Springs, Arkansas. This feature documentary discovers an American master, his influence on the...
Directed by Martin Lavut
Remembering Arthur is a feature-length documentary about an influential yet little-known Canadian filmmaker. Although the Montreal-born artist's work won many awards and received an Oscar nomination, his life ended tragically in suicide. This...
Directed by Martin Lavut
SISTERS IN ARMS is a one-hour documentary that tells the story of three remarkable women who have chosen the most difficult and dangerous military professions and are facing combat on the battle fronts of Afghanistan. Corporal Katie Hodges is a...
Directed by Beth Freeman
Saving My Family Farm focusing on the sale of my family’s 6 generation farm in Whitby, ON. It's an ongoing project as the film was completed in 2010 but the farm was demolished in 2012, so the film focuses on the family farm itself, its role, the...
Directed by Kathleen Mackey
Is it possible to live completely waste free? In this multi-award winning, festival favourite, partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage Their light-hearted competition is...
Directed by Grant Baldwin
Semisweet is a film that links stories of characters from across three continents who are connected solely by one simple thing: chocolate. It's a story told through the personal journeys and lives of extraordinary characters. And, although their...
Directed by MICHAEL ALLCOCK
Mallamall (2012)
95% of India's retail industry is run by small entrepreneurs. From street corners to bazaars, in small stores and narrow lanes, the sounds of street callers are matched only by the colors of their merchandize. Every sale is fortified by history,...
Directed by Lalita Krishna
How Can a Boy (2012)
A young Karen man, a refugee at the age of ten when the Burmese military attacked his village, deals with loss and the guilt of being one of the lucky ones to survive the horrors of the civil war by helping his community and telling world the truth about...
Directed by Ed Kucerak
LOST YEARS is an epic documentary touching upon 150 years of the Chinese diaspora in Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia, covering four generations of racism as revealed through the journey and family story of Kenda Gee. Kenda, a Chinese Canadian,...
Directed by
Kenda Gee