Alumni film fest roundup, fall 2020

Above: Curse of Willow Song by Karen Lam plays at VIFF later this month

A roundup of alumni films and industry events at some of the big Canadian festivals coming up.

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

In August we wrote about alumni features at TIFF including The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel by producer Trish Dolman (NSI Features First) and Inconvenient Indian by director Michelle Latimer (NSI Drama Prize).

The following shorts will also play.

  • 4 North A – co-director Jordan Canning (NSI Drama Prize)

On the industry side:

TIFF runs from September 10 to 19. See the full film lineup.

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival

Features

  • Falling – producer Daniel Bekerman
  • Percy – writer/producer Garfield Lindsay Miller (NSI Features First), producers Daniel Bekerman, Brendon Sawatzky (NSI Features First)
  • Wharf Rats – writer/director/producer Jason Arsenault (NSI Features First)

Documentaries

Shorts

FIN runs from September 17 to 24. See the full film lineup.

Calgary International Film Festival

Features

  • Happy Place – producer Elise Cousineau (NSI Drama Prize)
  • Bright Hill Road – director Robert Cuffley (NSI Drama Prize, NSI Features First)
  • Marlene – writer/director Wendy Hill-Tout (DramaLab)
  • Monkey Beach – writer/director/producer Loretta Sarah Todd (Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program) and producer Jason James (NSI Totally Television)
  • Percy – writer/producer Garfield Lindsay Miller, producers Daniel Bekerman, Brendon Sawatzky
  • Violation – writer/director/producer Dusty Mancinelli (NSI Features First)

Documentaries

Shorts

Calgary International Film Festival runs from September 24 to October 4. See the full film lineup.

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF)

Features

  • Beans – writer/director Tracey Deer
  • Falling – producer Daniel Bekerman
  • Monkey Beach (opening gala) – writer/director/producer Loretta Sarah Todd, producer Jason James
  • Violation – writer/director/producer Dusty Mancinelli

Shorts

VIFF runs from September 24 to October 7. See the full film lineup.

Edmonton International Film Festival

Features

  • Percy – writer/producer Garfield Lindsay Miller, producers Daniel Bekerman, Brendon Sawatzky

Shorts

  • All-In Madonna – director Arnold Lim, writer Susie Winters (both NSI Features First)
  • Try to Fly – directors Affolter Brothers (TELUS STORYHIVE)
  • Romi – director Robert Cuffley
  • Trim – director Mayumi Yoshida (TELUS STORYHIVE)

Edmonton International Film Festival runs from October 1 to 10. See the full film lineup.

If we missed your film, please let us know in the comments below.

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