DGC TIFF Congratulations to all our DGC Members whose films will be showing at TIFF 2018, September 6 - 16.

Tickets are now available on the TIFF Website.

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The Lie (World Premiere)

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 In this thriller two parents wrestle with the consequences of their teenage daughter’s lethal mistake, proving just how far any parent would go to protect their child.

Click here for a full list of DGC Members who worked on The Lie.

 Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (World Premiere)

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 In this captivating true story, a young woman (Kristen Stewart) spends years playing the public role of Jeremiah "Terminator" LeRoy, an enigmatic and celebrated literary persona created by her sister-in-law (Laura Dern).

Click here for a full list of DGC (Ontario Sound Post Only) Members who worked on Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy.


MOUTHPIECE (World Premiere, Selected as Special Presentations Opening Film)

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 Patricia Rozema (I've Heard the Mermaids Singing) adapts the award-winning two-woman play by Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava, about an aspiring writer attempting to reconcile her feminism with the conformist choices of her mother following her mother's sudden death.

Click here for a full list of DGC Members who worked on Mouthpiece.

 Anthropocene (World Premiere)

Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky follow up Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark with a sobering meditation on psychedelic potash mines, expansive concrete seawalls, mammoth industrial machines, and other examples of humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet.

 DGC Members who work on this production: Jennifer Baichwal (Director), Yvonne Bayer (AUD), Dave Rose (SE)

 Giant Little Ones (World Premiere)

In the latest from Canadian director Keith Behrman, Kyle MacLachlan and Maria Bello star as divorced parents whose teenage son (Josh Wiggins) faces seismic personal upheaval after an unexpected incident at a party.

Click here for a list of DGC Members who worked on Giant Little Ones.

 The Grizzlies (World Premiere)

Inuit youth in a small community gain a powerful sense of pride and purpose through the sport of lacrosse, in this true-story account of tenacity, renewal, and inspiring resilience.

 Click here for a list of all DGC Members who worked on The Grizzlies.

 The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (World Premiere)

john f donovan3Xavier Dolan’s highly anticipated drama about a young man’s calculated reassessment of his infamous, and ultimately disastrous, childhood correspondence with an American television star features an all-star cast, including Kit Harington, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Thandie Newton, Jacob Tremblay, and Ben Schnetzer.

DGC (QC) Members involved in the production: Xavier Dolan (Director), Matthew Jemus (1AD), Ronald Gilbert (PM), Gabrielle Mankiewicz (2AD), Kaven Mac Donald (2AD), Laurence Mercier (2AD), Ariane Collman (3AD), Audrey D. Laroche (3AD), Catherine Kirouac (3AD), Chloé Ekker (3AD) (TAD), Florelle Del Burgo (3AD), Frédérique Chalifoux-Bazinet (3AD), Gabrielle Mankiewicz (3AD), Jonathan Jean-Pierre (3AD), Karine P. Labelle (3AD), Kaven Mac Donald (3AD), Nathalie Lacoste (3AD), Roxanna Macedo (3AD), Shanna Roberts-Salée (3AD), Vanessa P. Dubé (3AD), Anne Pritchard (PD), Colombe Raby (PD), Pierre Perrault (ART), Philipe Perrier (1AR), Radia Slaimi (SD), Lucie S. Tremblay (2AR), Raymond Larose (2AR), Natacha Antiglio (ADC), Christian Fluet (AUD), Liana Dee (1AAG), Rosanna Bruni (1AAP), Stephanie L Aubin (2AA), Stephanie Proulx (2AA)

 Through Black Spruce (World Premiere)

Don McKellar and his marquee cast — featuring Tantoo Cardinal, Brandon Oakes, Graham Greene and a dazzling Tanaya Beatty in the lead — explore the way a young Cree woman’s disappearance traumatizes her family and triggers events in two worlds: in Moosonee, the remote Northern Ontario community she fled years ago, and Toronto, where she modelled before vanishing.

Click here for a list of DGC Members who worked on Through Black Spruce. 

 Greta (World Premiere)

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 Isabelle Huppert teams with writer-director Neil Jordan to play the title role in this psychological thriller about a lonely, mysterious widow whose friendship with a naïve young woman (Chloë Grace Moretz) takes on an increasingly obsessive and sinister air.

Click here for a list of DGC (ON) Members who worked on Greta.

 The Fall of the American Empire (Toronto Premiere)

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 Denys Arcand's thematic successor to The Decline of the American Empire and The Barbarian Invasions centres on a young man whose life is changed when he finds two bags of cash after an armed robbery.

DGC (QC) Members involved in the production: Anne Sirois (1AD), Lili-Anne Crevier (2AD), Aurore Paulin (3AD), Delphine Le Courtois (3AD), Geneviève Bélanger-Genest (3AD), Marie-Ève-Lyne Michel (3AD), Martin Lyonnais (3AD), Maxime Lehmann (3AD), Vickie Michon-Dagenais (3AD), Yanick Di Vito (3AD), Gabrielle Soulières (TAD), Patrice Bengle (ART), Marc Tessier (ADC), Denys Arcand (Director)

The Hummingbird Project (World Premiere)

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In the hopes of striking it rich, two scheming cousins (Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård) try to build a thousand-mile-long, four-inch-wide tunnel from Kansas to New Jersey that will give them a one-millisecond edge on transactions at the New York Stock Exchange.

DGC (QC) Members involved in the production: Kim Nguyen (Director), Pascal Elissalde (1AD), Olivier Chouinard (2AD), Alexandre Argo (3AD), Frédérique Chalifoux-Bazinet (3AD), Jean-Baptiste Diago (3AD), Raphaël Hébert (3AD), Valérie Milot (3AD), Emmanuel Fréchette (PD), Marie-Soleil Dénommé (ART), Frederic Berthiaume-Gabbino (1AR), Patrick Binette (1AR), Nicolas Gosselin (2AR), Natacha Antiglio (ADC), Nancy Poirier (AADC), Stephanie Proulx (AADC). Suzanne Girard (AUD), Hubert St-Louis Lalonde (2AA)


Clara  (World Premiere) 

An obsessive astronomer and his unconventional research partner probe their difficult pasts while searching for proof of the existence of life on distant planets, in this emotive sci-fi drama about the importance of making contact.

Click here for the full list of DGC Members who worked on Clara.

Firecrackers (World Premiere)

firecrackers 5An intense drama about two young women desperate to escape their repressive small town, whose friendship is challenged after a night of debauchery threatens to undo their grand plans for freedom.

DGC (ON) Members involved in the production: Landon Ramirez (2AD), Simone Smith (PE), Thea Hollatz (Production Designer)

Freaks (World Premiere)

In this genre-bending psychological sci-fi thriller, a bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father’s protective and paranoid control.

DGC (BC) Members involved in the production: Zach Lipovsky (Director), Greg Fawcett (1AD), Matt Hotson (1AD), Chandra Nag (2AD)


Splinters (World Premiere)

Two decades after his inspired feature debut The Hanging Garden won best Canadian Feature at TIFF, Thom Fitzgerald again explores interconnections of sexual identity, family, and small-town Nova Scotia life, in this intimate drama about a young woman reassessing her relationship with her mother following the death of her father.

Click here for a list of all DGC (ARC) Members who worked on Splinters (not listed, Director Thom Fitzgerland)

Kingsway (World Premiere)

In Bruce Sweeney's Vancouver-set dramedy, a single car mechanic's suspicions that her sister-in-law is having an affair prompts their small circle of family and friends to confront their own stalled routes to romance.

DGC (BCDC) Members involved in the production: Bruce Sweeney (Director)

Falls Around Her (World Premiere)

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Tantoo Cardinal shines as a world-famous Anishinaabe musician who returns to the reserve to rest and recharge — only to discover that fame (and the outside world) are not easily left behind, in writer-director Darlene Naponse’s riveting portrait of resilience set among a northern First Nation.

Click here for all DGC Members involved in Falls Around Her.


Sharkwater: Extinction (World Premiere)

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Late filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart’s last documentary is a thrilling exposé on the illegal shark-fin industry and a rousing call to save an imperiled animal from the edge of extinction.

DGC (ON) Members involved in the production: Nick Hector (PE), Kevin Howard MPSE (SSE), Nelson Ferreira (SSE), J.R. Fountain (SE), Robert Hegedus (SE), Stephen Barden (SE), Ed Douglas (SE), Gerald Trepy (1SE), Jason MacNeill (1SE)


Paseo (World Premiere)

Sarah Gadon’s stunning performance lends itself perfectly to this highly anticipated directorial debut from editor Matthew Hannam (EnemyJames White), a richly textured and eerie examination of an alienated woman whose desire to seek out personal fulfillment leads her into unfamiliar territory while visiting Barcelona.

DGC (ON) Members involved in the production: Matthew Hannam (Director)