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Brazil

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Nonfiction Features

The favelas of Brazil have long fascinated foreigners. But what happens when these impoverished slums become a thriving tourist attraction? Felippe Schultz Mussel’s probing documentary not only explores Rio’s Favela da Rocinha but also the perspectives of the tour guides who navigate its corridors and the residents whose squalid homes have somehow been deemed postcard perfect.

Environment, Human Rights

France, Cambodia

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Nonfiction Features

In this piercing masterpiece, Rithy Panh grapples with the horrors Cambodia faced under the Khmer Rouge. "A series of painstakingly crafted dioramas… at once extremely fragile and necessarily distanced… A dam constructed to control the flow of an ocean of sorrow."—Film Comment. Winner, Best Film, Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2013.

Fine Arts & Theatre, History, Human Rights, War & Espionage

USA, Cambodia

Nonfiction Features

A sobering look at how encroaching modernity is threatening the livelihoods and traditions of three families in different parts of Cambodia, Kalyanee Mam’s vérité documentary "handles its material so deftly that you can’t help but become an active participant in the journey."—The AU Review. Winner, World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary, Sundance 2013.

Economics & Globalization, Environment, Food, Farm & Garden, Human Rights, Women Directors

Canada

Canadian Images

An intimate, ephemeral character study of a disaffected girl being shuttled between foster homes and taking refuge in her memories.

Animation, Women Directors
Canadian Images

A stop-motion cautionary tale about child labour and how parents often don’t have the faintest idea about how much their kids are suffering.

Animation, Sci-fi & Horror
Canadian Images

A brief (and extremely odd) encounter between a lonesome farmer (Jesse Zubot) and a Chinese tourist who’s lost her way.

Experimental & Avant Garde, Comedy, Fantasy, Music & Dance, Sci-fi & Horror
Canadian Images

A standard issue interrogation scene takes a dramatic turn when the players are asked to not only establish motive but also find their motivation.

Comedy
Canadian Images

Hard-boiled private-eye Hamilton Drake gets mixed up with the notorious Georgia Thurlow in this noir thriller that doubles as a love letter to Vancouver.

Comedy, Crime, Film Noir, Mystery
International Shorts

A comedic horror from the NWT.

Canadian Images

A dancer conveys the horrors endured by homosexuals in Nazi concentration camps through bold contemporary movement.

Experimental & Avant Garde, Drama, Music & Dance, Queer Interest
Canadian Images

A personal documentary featuring 5,000 still photographs taken over a period of 25 years. A life flashing in front of your eyes in rapid, hypnotic fashion.

International Shorts

Words can be sticky, persistent, nasty things.

Canadian Images

Sculpture and kinetic performance collide to breathtaking effect in this explosive piece exploring the art of destruction.

Experimental & Avant Garde, Music & Dance
Canadian Images

An immersive sensory experience that takes us on a trip from the mythic Forest of Storms to an orbiting international space station.

3D, Animation, Fine Arts & Theatre
International Shorts

Blue is small and lonely, but the story doesn’t have to end there.

Canadian Images

Inside Crafty’s Art and Supply, a standoff ensues between a man in desperate need of the washroom and an employee diligently enforcing company policy.

Comedy, Action, Thrills & Suspense
Canadian Images

Provoked into an act of violence, a taciturn widower (Thomas Haden Church, spectacular) pilots his snowplow into a Quebec forest and sets about living as an outlaw. In turns amusing, morbid, tragic and tense, Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais’ singular debut signals the arrival of a formidable new talent. Winner, Best New Narrative Director, Tribeca 2013.

Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Action, Thrills & Suspense
Canadian Images

This mysterious and enchanting animated exploration of the myriad dimensions of existence seduces and repulses in turn.

Animation, Experimental & Avant Garde, Religion, Spirituality & Myth

USA, Canada

International Shorts

Two lonely people jump off a building to end it all, and fall in love on the way down. A very brief romance.

Comedy, Romance
Canadian Images

When M.S. suddenly robbed filmmaker Jason DaSilva of his ability to walk, the Emily Carr graduate did what came naturally: started making a documentary. This intimate, affecting piece spans seven years and charts both DaSilva’s slow acceptance of his degenerative condition and staunch refusal to relinquish his lust for life. Winner, Best Canadian Feature, Hot Docs 2013.

Disabilities, Family Relations, Health (Mental & Physical), Romance

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