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ONTARIO CREATES FUND FILMS AT TIFF 2022

Please click on the link below to see details of Ontario Creates Fund Films at TIFF 2022

Alice, Darling
https://tiff.net/events/alice-darling

Description:
Anna Kendrick captures the anxious psychology of a woman in an abusive relationship as her friends try to reconnect with her while on a cottage getaway.

Showtimes:
Fri, Sep 11 at 9:30 PM ET – Roy Thomson Hall
Mon, Sep 12 at 12:30 PM ET
– In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (Press & Industry)
Mon, Sep 12 at 2:55 PM ET
– In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

Black Ice
https://tiff.net/events/black-ice

Description:
This incisive, urgent documentary examines the history of anti-Black racism in hockey, from the segregated leagues of the 19th century to professional leagues today, where Black athletes continue to struggle against bigotry.

Showtimes:
Sat, Sep 10 at 3:30 PM ET – In person Roy Thomson Hall
Sun, Sep 11 at 9:45 AM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (Press & Industry)
Wed, Sep 14 at 9:00 PM ET – In person TIFF Bell Lightbox

Brother
https://tiff.net/events/brother

Description:
Clement Virgo’s staggering adaptation of David Chariandy’s novel, the story of two Jamaican Canadian brothers whose dreams are dashed by violent reality in 1990s Scarborough, is sure to be received as one of the most powerful films of the year.

Showtimes:
Fri, Sep 09 at 6:30 PM ET – In person Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre
Sat, Sep 10 at 8:45 AM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (Press & Industry)
Fri, Sep 16 at 6:00 PM ET – In person TIFF Bell Lightbox

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On
https://tiff.net/events/buffy-sainte-marie-carry-it-on

Description: The 90 minute documentary is an intimate look at Sainte-Marie’s personal journey as a groundbreaking singer, songwriter, artist, activist and teacher.

Showtimes:
Thu, Sep 08 at 8:30 PM ET - Premium TIFF Bell Lightbox
Fri, Sep 09 at 12:15 PM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (Press & Industry)
Fri, Sep 09 at 5:30 PM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Sat, Sep 17 at 12:00 PM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

North of Normal
https://tiff.net/events/north-of-normal

Description:
After being raised in the wilderness, a teenage girl moves to the city hoping for a normal life with her anything but normal mother.

Showtimes:
Sun, Sep 11 at 6:45 PM ET – In person TIFF Bell Lightbox
Mon, Sep 12 at 9:40 AM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (Press & Industry)
Tue, Sep 13 at 11:30 PM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Wed, Sep 14 at 11:00 AM ET - In person TIFF Bell Lightbox


Rosie
https://tiff.net/events/rosie

Description:
The feature-film debut of Métis writer-director-actor Gail Maurice brings us to the fringes of 1980s Montreal as seen through the eyes of a sweet and suddenly orphaned Indigenous girl.

Showtimes:
Fri, Sep 09 at 6:16 PM ET - In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Mon, Sep 12 at 3:45 PM ET - In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (Press & Industry)
Wed, Sep 14 at 5:30 PM ET - In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

Something You Said Last Night
https://tiff.net/events/something-you-said-last-night

Description:
An aspiring twentysomething writer hesitantly accompanies her equally reluctant younger sister on vacation with their deliriously happy parents, in Luis De Filippis’ resonant, cliché-free debut feature.

Showtimes:
Sat, Sep 10 at 12:30 PM ET – In person TIFF Bell Lightbox
Sun, Sep 11 at 6:40 PM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (Press & Industry)
Tue, Sep 13 at 7:30 PM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (Press & Industry)
Fri, Sep 16 at 9:05 PM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (Press & Industry)

So Much Tenderness
https://tiff.net/events/so-much-tenderness

Description:
Having fled Colombia after her husband was murdered, an environmental lawyer rebuilds her life in Toronto with her tempestuous daughter, only to risk losing everything when her traumatic past re-surfaces.

Showtimes:
Fri, Sep 09 at 12:50 PM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (Press & Industry)
Sat, Sep 10 at 6:30 PM ET – In person TIFF Bell Lightbox
Thu, Sep 15 at 3:30 PM ET – In person TIFF Bell Lightbox
Fri, Sep 16 at 3:40 PM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (Press & Industry)

Stellar
https://tiff.net/events/stellar

Description:
As a meteorite catastrophically changes the planet outside, two lovers find each other in a small bar in Northern Ontario, Canada. Across their bodies and spirits, the star-crossed couple transcends the traumas of one world and finds a path to a new one. STELLAR observes human notions of connections between oneself, other people, and Mother Earth herself.

Showtimes:
Sun, Sep 11 at 6:45 PM ET - In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Tue, Sep 13 at 11:10 AM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (Press & Industry)
Fri, Sep 16 at 9:10 AM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (Press & Industry)
Fri, Sep 16 at 7:00 PM ET – In person TIFF Bell Lightbox

The Colour of Ink
https://tiff.net/events/the-colour-of-ink

Description:
A feature-length documentary written and directed by Brian D. Johnson about an artist’s quest to reclaim the power and mystique of our first analog medium.

Showtimes:
Tue, Sep 13 at 9:30 AM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (Press & Industry)
Thu, Sep 15 at 9:00 PM ET – In person TIFF Bell Lightbox
Fri, Sep 16 at 10:00 AM ET - Digital TIFF Bell Lightbox (Availability: Canada)
Sat, Sep 17 at 6:30 PM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

The Swearing Jar
https://tiff.net/events/the-swearing-jar

Description:
"It is a rare and miraculous thing to find your one true soul mate." Carey soon learns that finding two of them can pose an even greater problem.

Showtimes:
Sun, Sep 11 at 9:30 PM ET - In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Mon, Sep 12 at 12:40 AM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (Press & Industry)
Thu, Sep 15 at 4:00 PM ET – In person TIFF Bell Lightbox

The Young Arsonists
https://tiff.net/events/the-young-arsonists

Description:
Set in 1980s rural Canada, director and visual artist Sheila Pye’s haunting feature debut follows a group of teenage girls — each suffering some form of family trauma — whose relationships with one another are both strengthened and tested over the course of a summer.

Showtimes:
Sat, Sep 10 at 11:10 AM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (Press & Industry)
Sun, Sep 11 at 2:15 PM ET - In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Wed, Sep 14 at 10:00 AM ET – In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (Press & Industry)
Wed, Sep 14 at 6:15 PM ET - In person Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

FILMS ON THE HORIZON

Coven
Production Company
: Storyline Entertainment
Producer
: Ed Barreveld
Director
: Rama Rau
Distributor/Sales
: Espresso Media International, Jess@espressomedia.co.uk, +44.7428.382.099


Carmen
Production Company
: Falkun Films, Aiken Heart Films
Producers
: Pierre Ellul, Coral Aiken, Anika Psaila Savona
Director
: Valerie Buhagiar
Distributor/Sales
: Vortex Media - Canadian Distributor (rob@vortexpix.com)
Storyboard Media - US Sales Agent (elisabeth@storyboard.film)
Noted festival selections: Best Cinematography in a Borsos Competition film at the Whistler Film Festival 2021
Best Feature at the Canadian Film Fest 2022
Best In Show at the Female Eye Film Festival 2022, where CARMEN's director, Valerie Buhagiar, also received the Honorary Director Award and Best In The Biz Tribute.
The Protector
Production Company
: YN Films Inc.
Producers
: Muniré Armstrong, Brandon Jourdin
Director
: Lenin Sivam
Distributor/Sales:
Hewes Pictures (Sales Agent) - Princeton Holt (pholt@hewespictures.com)
Level Film (Canadian Distributor) - Michael Baker (mbaker@bunk11.com)
Noted festival selections
: Fantasia Film Festival, Sudbury Film Festival
I Used To Be Funny
Production Company
: Barn 12 Inc.
Producers
: James Weyman, Jason Aita, Breann Smordin
Director
: Ally Pankiw
Distributor/Sales:
WME Independent, Gerren Crochet gcrochet.assistant@wmeagency.com

Better Days
Production Company
: 2821899 Ontario Inc.
Producers
: David Gordian
Director
: Joan Carr-Wiggin
Distributor/Sales
: Paragraph Pictures, paragraphpictures@gmail.com
Sex with Sue
Production Company
: Banger Films
Producers
: Lisa Rideout, Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen
Director
: Lisa Rideout
Distributor/Sales
: Corus Media Holdings
Attn: Rita Carbone Fleury
Rita.CarboneFleury@corusent.com

Midnight At The Paradise
Production Company
: Billfilms
Producers
: Bill Robertson, Paul Barkin
Director
: Vanessa Matsui
Distributor/Sales
: LevelFILM (Canada) jb@levelfilm.com
Billfilms (World) billfilms@gmail.com
Offside: The Harold Ballard Story
Production Company
: Lone Eagle Entertainment Ltd.
Producers
: Michael Geddes, Rachel Horvath, Chuck Tatham
Director
: Jason Priestley
Distributor/Sales
: Photon Films (Canada)
Gravitas Ventures (USA)
Café Daughter
Production Company
: Circle Blue Entertainment
Producers
: Shelley Niro, Amos Adetuyi, Floyd Kane
Director
: Shelley Niro
Distributor/Sales
: Level Film
John Bain
jb@levelfilm.com

416.565.8750
Door Mouse
Production Company
: Cause and Effect Entertainment - Independent Edge
Producers
: Jason Ross Jallet, Kyle Mann
Director
: Avan Jogia
Distributor/Sales
: Elevation Pictures (Canada), Highland (World)
Polaris
Production Company
: Little Dipper Films, Megafun Productions, Alyson Richards Productions Inc
Producers
: Max Fraser, Paul Cadieux, Alyson Richards, Kirsten Carthew
Director
: KC Carthew
Distributor/Sales
: EPIC PICTURES (World Excluding Canada)
Maju Iudice, maju.iudice@epic-pictures.com and Tata Pemova, tata.pemova@epic-pictures.com Filmoption International (Canada)
Isabelle Legault · 514.931.6180 · ilegault@filmoption.com
Hello Stranger
Production Company
: Wango Films
Producers
: Tim Doiron, James van der Woerd
Director
: April Mullen
Distributor/Sales
: Myriad - kirk.damico@myriadpictures.com - 424 372 3803


BlackBerry
Production Company
: Rhombus Media & Zapruder Films
Producers
: Niv Fichman, Matthew Miller, Fraser Ash, Kevin Krikst
Director: Matt Johnson
Distributor/Sales:
Cdn Distributor: Elevation Pictures
Contact
: admin@elevationpictures.com
Int’l Sales
: XYZ Films
Contact
: info@xyzfilms.com
My Animal
Production Company
: My Animal Productions Inc.
Producers
: Andrew Bronfman & Michael Solomon
Director
: Jacqueline Castel
Distributor/Sales
: Photon Films for Canada. Paramount for rest of world. XYZ as sales agents.


SHOOTING IN ONTARIO

Locations
Ontario Green Screen
Ontario Production Guide
The Hollywood Reporter

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ONTARIO MUSIC

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