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Celebrate Ontario at TIFF with 30+ Films | #TIFF17 #ONcreates



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.

30+ Films Screening at #TIFF17 With An Ontario Connection!


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Alias Grace | TIFF Primetime
Producers | Sarah Polley, DJ Carson
Director | Mary Harron

  An Imagined Conversation: Kanye West & Stephen Hawking | TIFF Short Cuts
Producers | Sol Friedman, Sarah Clifford-Rashotte
Director | Sol Friedman


Bickford Park | TIFF Short Cuts
Producers | Matt Code, Lauren Corber, Kristy Neville
Directors | Linsey Stewart, Dane Clark

  Bird | TIFF Short Cuts
Producers | Judy Holm, Michael McNamara 
Director | Molly Parker
Black Cop | TIFF Discovery
Producer | Aaron Horton
Director | Cory Bowles
  Cardinals | TIFF Discovery
Producers | Kristy Neville, Marianna Margaret Directors | Grayson Moore, Aidan Shipley
The Carter Effect | TIFF Docs
Producer | Aron Phillips
Director | Sean Menard
  The Drop In | TIFF Short Cuts
Producer | Priscilla Galvez
Director | Naledi Jackson
Downsizing* | TIFF Special Presentations
Producers | Mark Johnson, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Director | Alexander Payne
  For Nonna Anna | TIFF  Short Cuts
Producers| Nava Rastegar, Lucah Rosenberg Lee, Luis De Filippis
Director | Luis De Filippis
The Girlfriend Experience Season 2* | TIFF Primetime
Executive Producers | Steven Soderbergh, Philip Fleishman, Amy Seimetz, Lodge Kerrigan, Jeff Cuban, Adele Romanski, Andrew Fierberg
Directors | Amy Seimetz, Lodge Kerrigan
  homer_b | TIFF Short Cuts
Producers | Directors | Milos Mitrovic, Conor Sweeney
I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing | TIFF  Cinemateque
Producers | Alexandra Raffe, Patricia Rozema
Director | Patricia Rozema
  Kodachrome* | TIFF Special Presentations
Producers | Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Eric Robinson, Jonathan Tropper, Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Leon Clarance
Director | Mark Raso
Latched | TIFF Short Cuts
Producers | Directors | Justin Harding, Rob Brunner
  Lira’s Forest | TIFF Short Cuts
Producers| Ashley Shields-Muir, Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant, Connor Jessup
Director | Connor Jessup
Mary Goes Round | TIFF Discovery
Producer | Matt Code
Director| Molly McGlynn
  Meditation Park | TIFF Contemporary World Cinema
Producers | Mina Shum, Stephen Hegyes, Raymond Massey
Director | Mina Shum
Molly’s Game* | TIFF Special Presentations
Producers |Mark Gordon, Amy Pascal,
Matt Jackson
Director |Aaron Sorkin
  North of Superior | TIFF Cinematheque
Producers | Graeme Ferguson, Robert Kerr, Roman Kroitor, William Shaw
Director | Graeme Ferguson
On My Way Out: The Secret Life of Nani and Popi | TIFF Special Event
Producer | Barry Avrich
Directors | Brandon Gross,  Skyler Gross
  Picture of Light | TIFF Cinematheque
Producers | Alexandra Gill, Peter Mettler,
Ingrid Veninger
Director| Peter Mettler
Porcupine Lake | TIFF Contemporary World Cinema
Director | Producer | Ingrid Veninger
  PROTOTYPE | TIFF Wavelengths
Producer | Marco Gualtieri
Director | Blake Williams
Public Schooled | TIFF Contemporary World Cinema
Producers | Josh Epstein, Adam Folk
Director | Kyle Rideout
  Rude | TIFF Cinemateque
Producers | Damon D’Oliveria, Karen King
Director | Clement Virgo
The Shape of Water* | TIFF Special Presentations
Producers | Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale 
Director | Guillermo del Toro
  Stronger* | TIFF Gala Presentations
Producers | Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman, Michel Litvak, Scott Silver, Jake Gyllenhaal Director | David Gordon Green
There is a House Here | TIFF Docs
Producers | Michael McMahon, Kristina McLaughlin, Kevin McMahon
Director | Alan Zweig
  We Forgot to Break Up | TIFF Short Cuts
Producteurs | Nicole Hilliard-Forde
Réalisateur | Chandler Levack


*Foreign productions which shot and/or posted in Ontario.