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OPENING NIGHT GALA RECEPTION
Partners Hall - Algonquin Theatre

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Carbon For Water
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: KEVIN ABRAMSON – USA – 22 min
Carbon for Water introduces audiences to the inspiring people who face the hardships of finding clean water and explores one company’s innovative solution for improving the health of millions of Kenyans.
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Dolime Dilemma
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: KRISTY NEVILLE – CANADA – 12 min
This short film brings the global concern for our water supply closer to home – to Guelph, Ontario. Is there adequate security for Guelph’s groundwater supply? And are our fundamental resources really being protected?
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Fish
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: GREG ZAJAC – CANADA – 3 min
When you look at what you do through the eyes of another being, is the act perceived the same way? Would an act such as fishing seem as harmless if someone were out there also 'fishing' for you?
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Energy For Everyone
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: DAVID CHERNUSHENKO – CANADA – 52 min
An exploration of what would happen to us as individuals and communities if we tried to go from a world powered by fossil fuels and nuclear energy to one powered by renewable energy.

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Film North Friday, September 21st
Film North 10am to 12pm

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Film North Morning Zombies
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: BETH FREEMAN – USA – 6 min
A new trainee is thrown into a world he could have never imagined as the coffee shop employees rally to take a stand against a never-ending zombie horde.
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Sisters in Arms
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: BETH FREEMEN – CANADA – 48 min
There are only eight countries in the world that allow women to fight in direct ground combat, and Canada is one of them. The mission in Afghanistan marks the first time in Canadian history that female soldiers are fighting on the frontlines. This film is partially filmed at Camp Borden, Ontario.
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Little Girl Blue
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: CHRISTIAN MARTEL – CANADA – 3 min
A young and wild female singer, portrayed by Monica Nowak, meets a soldier the night before he leaves for war.
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Us
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: MAZI KHALIGHI – CANADA – 5 min
How would it feel to see your home torn apart by a soldier's rifle? To watch your family destroyed by a war that you don't understand? A young girl growing up in a small North American suburban town will soon be able to answer these questions.
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Duck
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: JACOB DASCHEK – USA – 14 min
With help from a local boxing trainer, a boy with a crippling phobia learns to confront his fears.
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I Was a Boy
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: GRANT BOYLE – CANADA – 46 min
Grant needs to make the decision to be the man of the house or the teenage boy who still can't quite figure out how to say hello to a pretty girl.

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Film North Lucky
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: KEVIN MCGARRY – CANADA – 3 min
Some guys have all the luck. Featuring Oliver Ward.
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Today
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: MELODY SCHAAL – CANADA – 3 min
Filmed on Lake of Bays and featuring Bear Schaal, a man’s daily routine is interrupted by his dog's need for a walk, where he finds himself coming face to face with his worst nightmare.
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Sensitivity Training
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: JUSTIN SANCHEZ – CANADA – 4 min
Two of Toronto's finest undercover cops argue the finer points of Canadian culture while waiting for their mark.
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Churano
EXPERIMENTAL – DIRECTOR: ANDY MCQUEEN – CANADA – 4 min
Churano is a cinematic love letter to the city of Toronto from urban poet, Evert Houston. The film celebrates the intricate and idiosyncratic details of the world's most diverse city.
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Tartine
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: ALEX EPSTEIN – CANADA – 2 min
Three pieces of cheese vie for the affections of a slice of toast.
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The Tape
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: MATT AUSTIN – CANADA – 5 min
A man digs through his attic looking for something of great significance. When he finds a VHS tape and realizes neither he nor anyone he knows owns a VCR anymore, he goes on a quest to find it.
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2 Knocks
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: JEREMY ROBERTSON – CANADA – 11 min
Soaking literally in a bathtub of her own sadness, a devastated girl, portrayed by Vanessa Smythe, is interrupted when she receives an unsolicited goldfish at her doorstep. 2 Knocks is a touching and quietly funny story that urges us all to open our doors.
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One Night Stand
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: MICHAEL THAI – CHINA – 11 min
Liu and Yan's search for a casual hook-up transforms into something neither of them expected... a real human connection.
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Spaghetti für Zwei
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: MATTHIAS ROSENBERGER – GERMANY – 19 min
A seemingly ordinary day becomes a significant turning point for an unremarkable man, all thanks to a minimal shift of fate.
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Doubles with Slight Pepper
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: IAN HARNARINE – TRINIDAD – 16 min
Set in Trinidad during Christmas, this coming of age story centers on Dhani, a young street food vendor, who must decide if he will help save his estranged father from dying. Presented by TIFF Film Circuit.
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The Ballerina & the Rocking Horse
FUTURISTIC DRAMA – DIRECTOR: MICAH STUART – USA – 19 min
Emma awakens in the year 2042 to find her parents have grown feeble and have left her in the hands of an unusual caretaker.
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Angelfish
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: MICHAEL TYBURSKI – CANADA – 11 min
While searching for isolation, a young man moves to live aboard a sailboat on New York's East River.

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Film North Chef de Meute
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: CHLOÉ ROBICHAUD – CANADA – 13 min
Clara gets stuck with her aunt's dog whether she wants him or not, but he turns out to be exactly what she needed. Presented by Telefilm Canada.
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In the Land of the Moose
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: HAROLD ARSENAULT – CANADA – 78 min
This inspirational feature documentary tells the unforgettable story of a moose’s journey, touching on her struggle to survive and build a family, while celebrating the wonder of life itself. Set against the backdrop of the stunning Canadian Gas Bay wilderness.

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Partners Hall, Algonquin Theatre

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Film North La Cosa in Cima Alle Scale
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: MICHELE TORBIDONI – ITALY – 21 min
Pietro misses his flight and decides to go back to the small town where he was born. He steps into a place where memories begin to materialize and ultimately unveil a terrible secret.
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Profile
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: RON LEECH – CANADA – 3 min
Two young people are excited to meet each other after an initial introduction over the Internet, but even though their first meeting is filled with potential, one of them has wildly different expectations.
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The Etiquette of Sexting
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: KYLE WELTON – CANADA – 8 min
After a recent breakup, Brent's best friend coerces into the world of sexting. When he begins sexting at the office, he finds himself in danger of being exposed. Featuring Avery Pearson and Adam Risbridger.
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Butter
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: JIM FIELD SMITH – USA – 90 min
Starring Olivia Wilde, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Garner, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone and Ty Burrell. For many years, Laura Pickler has relished the prestige and admiration of being the wife of Iowa's longtime butter-carving champion, Bob. When Bob is pressured to retire from competition so someone else has a chance at victory, Laura decides to enter the contest herself.

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Film North Throat Song
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: MIRANDA DE PENCIER – CANADA – 17 min
In the snowy and mystical landscape of the Arctic, Ippik, a young Inuit woman, is caught up in an abusive relationship with her alcoholic husband. By hearing the stories of others in her situation, Ippik realizes that she is the master of her fate. Presented by Telefilm Canada.
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From Nomad to Nobody
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: MICHAEL BUCKLEY – CANADA – 15 min
Shot on location in Tibet and northern India, this film is a personal take on the plight of Tibetan nomads, who are being forcibly relocated by Chinese officials to ghettos where their lives are drastically changed for the worse.
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Requiem for Romance
ANIMATION – DIRECTOR: JOHN NG – CANADA – 6 min
A young couple's secret love affair comes to a bittersweet end during an evening phone call as cell phone static creates an even greater distance between them.
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Waiting for Summer
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: SENTHIL VINU – CANADA – 89 min
Zach and Chantal face intertwined destinies. While trying to come to terms with their difficult childhoods, they each search for new beginnings in their lives. Along their journey they discover that healing wounds can come at unforeseen costs. Featuring Caleb Verzyden and filmed in Toronto, Ontario.

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Film North Ostrichcized
ANIMATION – DIRECTOR: BEN BROOK – CANADA – 3 min
Lonely and abandoned, an ostrich must find a way to regain the respect of the flock. This animated children’s short explores themes such as bullying, exclusion and finding your hidden talents.
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Zen and the Art of Distraction
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: KEN CUNNINGHAM – USA – 5 min
Based on an incident from the director’s childhood, this short plays on the difference in childhood and adult perceptions, while focusing on the themes and meanings of defeat and victory.
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Missing
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: MICHAEL HUMBLE – CANADA – 6 min
Sometimes it takes a special moment in time, and a special place, to be able to say all the things that have always been left unsaid.
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One Wish
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: JIM CALARCO – CANADA – 22 min
This Depression era film portrays a man who, having abandoned his family in 1905, returns home thirty years later expecting to pick up where he left off.
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I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
BULL'S EYE TRIBUTE / DRAMA – DIRECTOR: PATRICIA ROZEMA – USA – 81 min
This whimsical independent film is a light comedic drama and is also the breakout film for director Patricia Rozema and actor Sheila McCarthy, Film North's Riaz Tyab Bull's Eye Award Winner for Lifetime Achievement 2012.

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Film North Grilled Cheese
COMEDY – DIRECTOR: ALEX EPSTEIN – CANADA – 2 1/2 min
A slice of Canadian cheese fights to keep his identity separate from a slice of American cheese.
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MacCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971):
DIRECTOR'S RETROSPECTIVE / WESTERN – DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALTMAN – USA – 121 min
Filmed in Vancouver, this film showcases Robert Altman's early work in Canada. Soundtrack by Leonard Cohen. Julie Christie and Warren Beatty star in this anti-western Western, about the frontier myth of the west.

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Partners Hall, Algonquin Theatre


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HISTORICAL DRAMA – DIRECTOR: CRAIG GOODWILL – CANADA – 8 min
It's 1918 and civilian artist Tom Thomson has drowned up north. His uniformed friends are back from World War I and are holding a wake.
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Algonquin
DOCUMENTARY – DIRECTOR: JEREMY MUNCE – CANADA – TIME TBA
An innovative landscape film that takes you into the heart of Canada's iconic wilderness, Algonquin Provincial Park, where geological, natural and human stories are told through Algonquin's most enduring protagonist - water.
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Two Jacks
DRAMA – DIRECTOR: BERNARD ROSE – USA – 91 min
An adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's short story Two Hussars, starring Sienna Miller, Billy Zane, Jack Huston, Jacqueline Bisset and Danny Huston. A legendary filmmaker returns to Hollywood after a long absence. His return to tinsel town is heralded by a series of adventures. Twenty years later, the filmmaker's son arrives in Hollywood looking to make his directorial debut amid questions of whether he has inherited his father's gift.

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Partners Hall at The Algonquin Theatre

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