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A dynamic documentary celebrating the voices of a diversity of young Canadian women by exploring what it means to be a female in Canada. The film touches on a wide range of issues including body image, inequality and what young women can do to truly...
Directed by
Simonee Chichester - Director
Jon Weiman - Co Director
Torey Kohara - Co Director
Scared Sacred (2004)
ScaredSacred deftly weaves together stunning footage with haunting memories, inspirational stories, and an evocative soundscape. Featuring an engaging, first-person narrative, this film is an exquisite portrait of a search for meaning in times of turmoil...
Directed by Velcrow Ripper
Homosexuality remains illegal in roughly 80 countries and in six it is punishable by death. Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride follows the Vancouver Pride Society’s (VPS) President Ken Coolen and his VPS colleagues as they travel to places where Pride is...
Directed by Bob Christie
Created during the 1930s, not far from the 49th parallel, Les Jardins de Métis are unlike any other. Situated at the confluence of the Mitis, the legendary salmon river, and the majestic St. Lawrence estuary, they are protected by the site's unique...
Directed by Philippe Baylaucq
How do federal countries deal with their diverse population groups? This film examines the examples of five federations: Canada, Spain, Belgium, India and Switzerland.
Directed by Sheila Petzold (Telewerx)
When Phyllis Sevigny is diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36, the disease has spread to her bones, liver and lungs. But after her third chemotherapy treatment, the cancer is in remission. This is her first miracle. A year later, when the...
Directed by Lorna Thomas
This documentary film takes an historical look at the Jewsih community of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia from the turn of the 20th century to their 100th anniversary in 2001. Interviews are done with remaining members of the Jewish community as well as others...
"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
Winds of Heaven is a ninety-minute filmic journey into the deep brooding mystery and inner beauty of Emily Carr’s paintings - a lyrical, luminescent and entertaining impression of the life of Carr and her connection to the First Nations people of the...
Directed by Michael Ostroff
Pourquoi une femme qui a tout en veut-elle davantage? Comment expliquer qu’une brillante chef d’entreprise, fleuron de la couronne Québec Inc., ait détourné des millions de dollars? L’histoire de Micheline Charest est celle d’un destin en dents de...
Directed by Francine Pelletier
It's a Different World follows the lives of three autistic children, Scott (11), Stephen (10), and Katie Turner (10) over the course of two years, documenting their changing perspective on what being autistic means to them. Although Scott and...
Directed by Ramona Persaud
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
What does it mean to live on the edge of the country, but at the heart of art? This and other questions are explored in Pretend Not to See Me, a whimsical film about performance artist Colette Urban that reminds us to believe in ourselves. Life and...
Directed by Katherine Knight
The Calling (2004)
“The Calling” is comprised of rarely seen Olympic footage dating from 1936 onwards. This exhilarating, emotional film was created to explore what it “feels” like to participate in the Olympic Games. It was mixed in 10.1 surround sound for a custom built...
Directed by Paul Hart
Inspired by Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (François Girard, 1993), in The "Socalled" Movie, director Garry Beitel draws together 18 short documentaries, each with its own visual language and approach. The subject that binds these...
Directed by Garry Beitel
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
The activist life seen from the pov of Ottawa-based shit disturbers. What makes them do it? What is the price? Imagine a character driven series about social agitators: from craftivists to hacktivists; from whistle blowers to institutional anarchists....
A trip to Paraguay to document the story of the traveling puppet theatre that his father started in the 1970s, leads the filmmaker on a nostalgic journey in which he reacquaints himself with the puppets of his childhood. Creatively using archival footage...
Directed by Nicolas Gulino
Art, activism and disability are the starting point for what unfolds as a funny and intimate portrait of five surprising individuals. Director Bonnie Sherr Klein (Not a Love Story, and Speaking Our Peace) has been a pioneer of women’s cinema and an...
Directed by Bonnie Klein
Luscious landscapes, powerful animals and photogenic women--all dynamic elements of this one-hour documentary that follows five exceptional Canadian cowgirls over the course of one year. It introduces the trick rider, barrel racer, rodeo queen and...
Directed by
Lisa Miller
Theresa Wynnyk
Sharkwater (2006)
For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth. Filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, Sharkwater takes you into...
Directed by Rob Stewart
Odd Kid Out (2002)
Odd Kid Out: An Intimate Portrait of Living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The stigma associated with this 'Disorder' is so severe that many individuals and those close to them suffer in isolation. In this deeply personal film...
Directed by Karen O'Donnell
In the rich fabric of the city’s landscape - rows of boarded storefronts, the bright sprawl of petrochemical plants and the swollen rooms of hospital wards and crowded bars - one finds a microcosm of the 21st century. Filmed in the Chemical Valley of...
Directed by Brett Story
It has taken fifty-something odd years of life, but Irene is finally fed-up. Who knew that the baby boomers would end up aging? Our parents are older and need us now. Our children are grown, but just won?t leave. We have aches, and pains, and mortgages,...
Directed by madeline yakimchuk