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Celebrate Ontario
2017

Celebrate Ontario at TIFF with 30+ Films

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Watch the OMDC’s trailer here featuring clips from OMDC's diverse slate of films programmed at the Toronto International Film Festival®(TIFF) including: The Breadwinner, Don’t Talk to Irene, Indian Horse, Long Time Running, Pyewacket and Tulipani.

OMDC congratulates all the 30+ films at TIFF this year that have an Ontario connection. Let’s follow, tweet, and promote and celebrate these films at #TIFF17 and beyond @OMDCtweets #ONcreates!

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The Breadwinner | TIFF Special Presentations
Ontario Production Company | Aircraft Pictures
Producers (*Ontario) | Anthony Leo*, Andrew Rosen*, Paul Young, Tomm Moore, Stephan Roelants
Director | Nora Twomey
Cast | Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif, Ali Badshah, Kawa Ada, Noorin Gulamgaus

Based on Deborah Ellis’ award-winning novel, director Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner tells the extraordinary story of an 11-year-old Afghan girl who finds strength in the love of her family and the power of storytelling.

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Don't Talk to Irene | TIFF Contemporary World Cinema
Ontario Production Companies | Alyson Richards Productions | Lithium Studios
Ontario Producers | Alyson Richards, Mike MacMillan
Director | Pat Mills
Cast | Michelle McLeod, Bruce Gray, Anastasia Phillips, Scott Thompson, Geena Davis

An overweight teenage girl follows her passion for cheerleading and signs up for a talent-search reality show in order to prove that "physical perfection" isn’t everything.


Indian Horse | TIFF Discovery
Production Companies (Ontario*) | Screen Siren Pictures, Terminal City Pictures, Devonshire Productions*
Producers (*Ontario) | Christine Haebler, Trish Dolman, Paula Devonshire*
Director | Stephen Campanelli
Cast | Sladen Peltier, Forrest Goodluck, Ajuawak Kapashesit, Martin Donovan, Edna Manitouwabe, Michael Murphy, Michiel Huisman

Adapted from Richard Wagamese's award-winning novel, Stephen Campanelli's moving drama sheds light on the dark history of Canada’s residential schools and the indomitable spirit of our nation's Indigenous peoples.

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Long Time Running | TIFF Gala Presentations
Ontario Production Company | Banger Films
Ontario Producers | Scot McFadyen, Rachel McLean
Directors | Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier
Cast | Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair, Rob Baker, Johnny Fay

No other band encapsulates the rugged rock Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier capture the emotional and powerful 2016 final tour of Canadian rock icons The Tragically Hip.

Pyewacket |  TIFF Contemporary World Cinema
Ontario Production Companies | Just Believe Productions Inc. | JoBro Productions Inc.
Ontario Producers | Jonathan Bronfman, Victoria Sanchez-Mandryk
Director | Adam MacDonald
Cast | Laurie Holden, Chloe Rose, Nicole Muñoz

A frustrated girl attempts an occult ritual in order to kill her mother, but awakens something sinister in the woods instead, in the latest from director Adam MacDonald (Backcountry).

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Tulipani, Love, Honour and a Bicycle | TIFF Contemporary World Cinema
Production Companies (Ontario*) | Don Carmody Television* | FATT Productions B.V. | Draka Production | Stemo Productions
Producers (Ontario*) | Don Carmody*, David Cormican*, Corrado Azzollini, Claudio Bucci, Hans de Weers, Elwin LooijeDon
Director | Mike van Diem
Cast | Ksenia Solo, Giancarlo Giannini, Gijs Naber, Lidia Vitale, Donatella Finocchiaro, Georgio Pasotti, Michele Venitucci, Anneke Sluiters, Totò Onnis

In this wonderfully wooly tale about rediscovering one’s roots, a young Montrealer arrives in a small Italian village to scatter her mother’s ashes, and finds herself embroiled in a bizarre series of family histories and feuds.

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