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Nanny

Award Winners Drama Women Directors

Already enduring microaggressions and inept attempts at wokeness from her Manhattan employers, a Senegalese immigrant must also contend with supernatural figures manifesting in both her dreams and waking world. A haunting tale of immigration's realities.

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6:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
The Rio Theatre
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9:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
SFU Woodwards
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Riceboy Sleeps

Award Winners Drama

Raising her son Dong-hyun (Dohyun Noel Hwang, then Ethan Hwang) in Vancouver’s suburbs, So-young (Choi Seung-yoon), a South Korean immigrant, desperately wants to instill a sense of pride in the boy. Meanwhile, he just wants to fit in.

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9:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
Vancouver Playhouse
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6:15 pm
Mon Oct 03
The Rio Theatre
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Something in the Dirt

After witnessing an inexplicable event, neighbours and conspiracy theorists Levi and John become intent on monetizing the paranormal activity by shooting a Netflix-style docuseries. A captivating lo-fi sci-fi spectacle.

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9:15 pm
Fri Sep 30
The Rio Theatre
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12:45 pm
Sun Oct 02
The Rio Theatre
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What We Do Next

Award Winners Drama

A New York City councilwoman, a corporate lawyer, and a newly released convict are pitted against each other in a web of blackmail as they walk the razor’s edge between their morals and the standard judicial process.

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9:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 10
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3:45 pm
Sun Oct 02
The Rio Theatre
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Falcon Lake

Drama Women Directors

When their families get together for a summer vacation, Bastien, a shy teenage boy, finds himself captivated by Chloé, a slightly older girl. But as they grow closer, lines of emotional and physical intimacy get blurred, and heartache ensues.

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1:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
The Rio Theatre
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Riotsville, U.S.A.

Drama Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

Compiled from government and TV news footage from the 1960s (with commentary and brief on-screen contextual notes), this transfixing, resonant essay film looks at the widespread civil unrest of the period, and how the establishment chose to respond.

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4:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
The Rio Theatre
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3:30 pm
Wed Oct 05
International Village 9
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9:00 pm
Sun Oct 09
The Cinematheque
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Brother

Drama

Against the backdrop of suburban Scarborough, two brothers strive to justify their mother’s sacrifices and realise their own ambitions. However, fate has other plans. An elegant and authoritative exploration of both violence and the healing process.

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6:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
Vancouver Playhouse
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9:15 pm
Tue Oct 04
The Rio Theatre
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Framing Agnes

Award Winners Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice LGBTQIA2S+

Exhuming transcripts from a 1950s study on transgender individuals, Chase Joynt and his collaborators employ re-enactments, reinvention, and personal reflections to examine the trans stories that are told and how—and by whom—they are authored.

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6:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
SFU Woodwards
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9:30 pm
Mon Oct 03
The Rio Theatre
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Nightsiren

Award Winners Women Directors

A young woman shows up in a remote Slovakian mountain village looking for answers about her tragic family past, but her arrival sparks vicious rumours, resurrecting old superstitions that reveal a troubled family history.

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6:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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4:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Rio Theatre
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Huesera

Women Directors

Soon-to-be mother Valeria starts experiencing disturbing visions and night terrors, finding little support from those closest to her—until she is forced to seek help from a mysterious group of women specializing in this type of threat.

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6:30 pm
Sat Oct 01
The Rio Theatre
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9:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Rio Theatre
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Piaffe

Award Winners Experimental & Avant Garde Women Directors

Timid foley artist Eva's latest project, creating sound effects for a medication commercial starring a dark bay horse, releases her inhibitions and transforms her physical form beyond the realm of possibility.

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7:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
International Village 10
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10:45 am
Tue Oct 04
International Village 8
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1:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Rio Theatre
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Leonor Will Never Die

Action & Suspense Award Winners Comedy Women Directors

Once-prominent action filmmaker Leonor spends her old age daydreaming in her apartment, until she falls into a coma and magically finds herself in one of her own long-forgotten screenplays, blurring the lines between reality and dream, life and death.

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9:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
The Rio Theatre
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6:30 pm
Thu Oct 06
The Rio Theatre
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