TIFF Announces Canada’s Top Ten Features and Shorts

TIFF has just released their top ten best feature and short films of 2011. Decided by a panel of industry professionals since 2001, these films will tour major cities across the nation, including Ottawa’s ByTowne Cinema, Edmonton’s Metro Cinema and Vancouver’s Pacific Cinematheque.

Jan. 5-15, the TIFF Bell Lightbox will feature public screenings, panel discussions and Q&A sessions with the filmmakers.

If you are interested in tickets or packages to these films, they will be available Dec. 7 for TIFF Members and Dec. 14 for non-members.

The top ten feature films for 2011 are:

Café de flore — Jean-Marc Vallée (Alliance Films) November 2011

A Dangerous Method — David Cronenberg (Entertainment One) January 2012

Edwin Boyd — Nathan Morlando (Entertainment One)

Hobo With a Shotgun — Jason Eisener (Alliance Films) March 2011

Keyhole — Guy Maddin (Entertainment One)

Marécages — Guy Édoin (Mongrel Media)

Monsieur Lazhar — Philippe Falardeau (Entertainment One) January 2012

Starbuck — Ken Scott (Entertainment One) July 2011

Take This Waltz — Sarah Polley (Mongrel Media) May 2012

Le Vendeur — Sébastien Pilote (Entertainment One) February 2012

The top ten short films for 2011 are:

Choke — Michelle Latimer
Doubles With Slight Pepper — Ian Harnarine
The Fuse: Or How I Burned Simon Bolivar — Igor Drljaca
Hope — Pedro Pires (Phi Group)
No Words Came Down — Ryan Flowers and Lisa Pham
Ora — Philippe Baylaucq (National Film Board of Canada)
Rhonda’s Party — Ashley McKenzie
La Ronde — Sophie Goyette (Locomotion Films)
Trotteur — Arnaud Brisebois and Francis Leclerc (Phi Group and Cirrus Communications)
We Ate the Children Last — Andrew Cividino

Meet the panels.

Top ten features panel:
Meaghan Brander — Film Circuit manager, TIFF
Jacqueline Brodie — journalist/film critic
Helen Faradji — editor-in-chief, revue24images.com
Marc Glassman — editor, Montage and POV Magazine; film critic, Classical 96.3 FM
Peter Howell — film critic, Toronto Star
Brenda Lieberman — programmer, Calgary International Film Festival
Andrew Murphy — programming manager, Atlantic Film Festival
Patricia Rozema — filmmaker, I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing and Mansfield Park
José Teodoro — journalist, Film Comment and Cinema Scope
Blaine Thurier — filmmaker, Low Self-Esteem Girl; musician, The New Pornographers

Top ten shorts panel:
Manon Dumais — editor and film critic, Voir
Yves-Etienne Massicotte — television host and producer, TFO
Peter Knegt — journalist and associate editor, indieWIRE
Karina Rotenstein — programming manager, Hot Docs
Barbara Shrier — producer (Mémoires affectives, The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom)