Congratulations to all our DGC Ontario Members whose films will be showing at TIFF 2019, September 5 - 15. 

(This list will continue to update as films are announced)

Gala Presentations / Special Presentations / Contemporary World Cinema / Discovery / Documentary / Short Cuts


Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (World Premiere, Selected as Opening Night Gala)

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 Directed by Daniel Roher (Ghosts of Our Forest) and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard, the feature documentary follows Robertson from his early life in Toronto and on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve, in Southern Ontario, to the creation of legendary roots-rock group The Band.

Director Daniel Roher, Picture Editor Eamonn O'Connor, Sound Editor Adam Raley, Executive Producer Peter Raymont

American Woman (Canadian Premiere)


A political activist (Hong Chau) helps take care of a group of America’s most wanted fugitives — including a well-known, recently radicalized heiress — in this fictionalized reimagining of the Patty Hearst affair.

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

 Guest Of Honour (North American Premiere)

guestA father (David Thewlis) and daughter (Laysla De Oliveira) attempt to work through their complicated relationship, secret histories, and personal demons, in Atom Egoyan’s latest exploration of unresolved personal trauma and its unintended consequences.

Click here for a full list of DGC Ontario Members who worked on Guest Of Honour

The Songs of Names (World Premiere)

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 Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in François Girard’s (Hochelaga, Land of Souls) latest sweeping historical drama, about a man searching for his childhood best friend — a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust — who vanished decades before on the night of his first public performance.

1AD Andrew Shea and 2AD Sarah Campbell


The Lighthouse (North American Premiere)

lighthouse.0Shot on 35mm black-and-white film, this psychological thriller from Robert Eggers (The Witch) follows the slow descent into madness of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote New England island at the turn of the 19th century.

Production Designer Craig Lathrop 

Clifton Hill (World Premiere)

Tuppence Middleton stars in Albert Shin’s psychological thriller, which follows a troubled young woman returning to her hometown of Niagara Falls, where the memory of a long-ago kidnapping quickly ensnares her.

Click here for a full list of DGC Ontario Members who worked on Clifton Hill


Castle In The Ground (World Premiere) 


 Two lost souls — one kicking her habit, one developing his own — befriend each other and grapple with the hard truths of addiction, in Joey Klein's exploration of the opioid crisis in Canada.

Click here for a list of all Members who worked on Castle In The Ground

Tammy's Always Dying (World Premiere)

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 Actor-turned-director Amy Jo Johnson's heart-wrenching second feature, starring Felicity Huffman and Anastasia Phillips, depicts a daughter's attempt to care for her ornery, ailing mother.

Click here for a list of all Members who worked on Tammy's Always Dying


The Rest Of Us (World Premiere)

A single-mother welcomes her ex-partner’s wife and daughter into her life, leading to a new, sometimes tense, family dynamic and an unlikely female friendship, in Aisling Chin-Yee’s humorous and heartbreaking debut.

Click here for a list of DGC Ontario Members who worked on The Rest of Us

Easy Land (World Premiere) 

Director Sanja Zivkovic’s poignant debut feature follows a mother and daughter, Serbian refugees, as they struggle to navigate the many obstacles facing newcomers to Canada.

 Picture Editor Chris Mutton

Sweetness In The Belly (World Premiere)

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Dakota Fanning stars in this vivid adaptation of Camilla Gibb’s bestseller, set in England and Ethiopia, about an altruistic and devout young woman with a nomadic past seeking to reconnect with the man she loves.

Click here for a list of Members who worked on Sweetness In The Belly


This Is Not A Movie (World Premiere)

The groundbreaking and often game-changing reporting of legendary foreign correspondent and author Robert Fisk is profiled in the latest from acclaimed documentarian Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze).

Director Yung Chang, Picture Editor Mike Munn


 Hot Flash (World Premiere)


A newscaster is due to go live on local television in the middle of a hot flash, in Thea Hollatz's animated comedy about a woman trying to keep her cool when one type of flash leads to another.

Director Thea Hollatz

 Life Support (World Premiere)

The great Jayne Eastwood gets straight to the heart of the matter in Renuka Jeyapalan’s funny and poignant true-life tale of a very different kind of dog-park encounter.

Director Renuka Jeyapalan

Please Speak Continuously And Describe Your Experiences As They Come To You (North American Premiere)

A psychiatric patient with a brain implant that allows her to relive her dreams finds her reality being encroached upon in unappetizing and surreal ways, in Brandon Cronenberg's psychedelically retro thriller.

Director Brandon Cronenberg, Picture Editor James Vandewater, Produced by Director Andrew Cividino

Oracle (World Premiere)

While their parents undertake prolonged home renovations, a child is left to roam the house, absorbing the chaos of construction and adult anxieties. In this unsettling directorial debut by actor-turned-filmmaker Aaron Poole, childhood imaginings soon manifest themselves in dreadful ways.

Picture Editor Orlee Buium