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Fair Phyllis

Fair Phyllis

Fair Phyllis affirms to all women 'You're not alone!' in the craziness of busy, multi-tasking lives--what with the demands of career, the kids or just trying to get a ...

Beth Portman
2003 | 9 min
The Fake Calendar – Hothouse 12

The Fake Calendar – Hothouse 12

A neon glimpse into a personal world within an urban landscape. From FOMO to JOMO, The Fake Calendar is an artist’s expression of how people come up with interesting ...

Meky Ottawa
2019 | 1 min
False Saints

False Saints

This experimental animation film examines society's deification of architecture and urbanization in the modern world and the impact on our relationship to nature. This is Sutherland’s first professional ...

Malcolm Sutherland
2003 | 2 min
Family Album Number One

Family Album Number One

In this animated short, a layered narrative exploring memory and family history is constructed using a collage of family photos, photocopies and personal audio recordings. The film explores the fragility ...

Jim Verburg
2009 | 1 min
The Family That Dwelt Apart

The Family That Dwelt Apart

In this Oscar®-nominated short animation, adapted from E.B. White's tall tale, we meet a family of seven who live happily in isolation on a small island in ...

Yvon Mallette
1973 | 7 min
Far from Bashar

Far from Bashar

A few years ago, the al-Mahamids fled Bashar al-Assad and Syria to settle in Montreal. A nuanced portrayal of a courageous family coping with a seemingly interminable war, thousands of ...

Pascal Sanchez
2018 | 1 h 16 min
Farewell Touch

Farewell Touch

This short documentary shines a light on the work of undertakers in a moving portrait that celebrates human touch at the seam of the mortal divide. When Peter dies in ...

France Benoit
2012 | 7 min
Feather

Feather

In this short animation a little creature watches the transformation of a feather and follows a whale to where icebergs melt, leaving birds with nowhere to land. The materials used ...

Elisabeth Belliveau
2006 | 1 min
Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

Fueled by the belief that another world is possible, this feature documentary takes us on a global journey tracing spiritual activism's historical roots and capturing the powerful personalities that ...

Velcrow Ripper
2008 | 1 h 37 min
Fight

Fight

This short documentary introduces us to Randy Baleski, a Winnipeg high school teacher and former boxer who has a unique approach to helping students at risk of not graduating: get ...

Ervin Chartrand
2012 | 44 min
Finding Farley

Finding Farley

In this feature documentary, husband-and-wife team Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison (Being Caribou), along with their 2-year-old son and dog, retrace the literary footsteps of Canadian writer Farley Mowat. They ...

Leanne Allison
2009 | 1 h 2 min
Finding Macpherson

Finding Macpherson

This feature doc tells the story of the improbable friendship between acclaimed Quebec singer Félix Leclerc and the intriguing Frank Randolph Macpherson. A chemical engineer from Jamaica, Macpherson immigrated to ...

Serge Giguère
2014 | 1 h 17 min
First Stories - Life Givers: Honouring Our Elders and Children

First Stories - Life Givers: Honouring Our Elders and Children

"Some say when a child dies, you lose your future, and when an elder dies, you lose your past." Life Givers: Honouring Our Elders and Children is a poignant short ...

Janine Windolph
2007 | 5 min
First Stories - Two Spirited

First Stories - Two Spirited

This short documentary presents the empowering story of Rodney "Geeyo" Poucette's struggle against prejudice in the Indigenous community as a two-spirited person (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender).

First Stories ...

Sharon A. Desjarlais
2007 | 6 min
First Stripes

First Stripes

A group of civilians embark on 12 weeks of intensive training that will see them gradually transformed into soldiers of the Canadian Armed Forces. For the third instalment in his ...

Jean-François Caissy
2018 | 1 h 46 min
Flawed

Flawed

Flawed is nothing less than a beautiful gift from Andrea Dorfman's vivid imagination, a charming little film about very big ideas. Dorfman has the uncanny ability to transform the ...

Andrea Dorfman
2010 | 12 min
Flee

Flee

A man wakes in a sea of sand dunes. He clutches a metal suitcase as if it holds something of great value. In the distance looms a distorted and inhuman ...

Rosa Aiello
2012 | 1 min
Flocons

Flocons

This short animation was created using tests created in the production of A Chairy Tale (1957) by master of animation Norman McLaren. Flocons is set to the music of Tchaikovsky ...

Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
2014 | 2 min
Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives

Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives

This film contains scenes of nudity and/or sexuality. Viewer discretion is advised.

This feature documentary delves into the rich history of Canadian queer women’s experiences in the mid-20th ...

Aerlyn Weissman & Lynne Fernie
1992 | 1 h 24 min
Forbidden Reel

Forbidden Reel

Driven to create amidst war and chaos, Afghan filmmakers gave birth to an extraordinary national cinema. Driven to destroy, Taliban extremists set out to torch that legacy. Marvelling in the ...

Ariel Nasr
2019 | 2 h 0 min
Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie

Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie

This feature documentary profiles the life and work of world-renowned Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist David Suzuki on the occasion of his last lecture in 2009—a lecture he ...

Sturla Gunnarsson
2010 | 1 h 32 min
The Formation of Clouds

The Formation of Clouds

Childhood is a private, fragile terrain in which the marks of our explorations are inscribed. A delicate, sensitive evocation of burgeoning desire, The Formation of Clouds follows the steps of ...

Marie-Hélène Turcotte
2010 | 10 min
Forming Game

Forming Game

This animated short from Malcolm Sutherland is an engaging dance of shapes and sounds. The "game" is played by opening the box, unfolding the board and placing shapes on it ...

Malcolm Sutherland
2008 | 5 min
Fort McMoney: Vote Jim Rogers!

Fort McMoney: Vote Jim Rogers!

This film introduces Jim Rogers: trapper, Fort McMurray native and unsuccessful candidate in the last municipal elections, which saw his home become a modern gold rush town. Much more than ...

David Dufresne
2014 | 52 min
Four Million Threads

Four Million Threads

"Imagine leaving your lifelong home for a one-room flat in a city with a husband you barely know. You work beside 5,000 others in a factory, sewing 180 zippers ...

Jackie Hurwitz
2016 | 25 min
Four Wings and a Prayer

Four Wings and a Prayer

Four Wings and a Prayer is a documentary about one of the world's most beautiful and mysterious creatures: the Monarch butterfly. Nowhere in nature is there a more powerful ...

Nick de Pencier
2007 | 1 h 20 min
The Fox and the Chickadee

The Fox and the Chickadee

A starving fox discovers a lone chickadee caught in a farmer’s trap. The hapless chickadee turns the tables by proposing a plan that would provide the fox with food ...

Evan DeRushie
2012 | 7 min
Freaks of Nurture

Freaks of Nurture

A stop-motion film about a mother-daughter relationship bursting at the seams with babies, poodles and flying spaghetti.

Alexandra Lemay
2018 | 6 min
Free Love

Free Love

This animated short presents two friends who meet in a Paris café – one single, the other in an open relationship. As they catch up on each other's lives, it ...

Aude Picault
2017 | 3 min
Freedom Road: Context

Freedom Road: Context

This story begins over a century ago, when the City of Winnipeg decides that the water surrounding the traditional Anishinaabe territory of what is now Shoal Lake 40 First Nation ...

Angelina McLeod & Paula Kelly
2019 | 15 min
Freedom Road: Elders / Gitchi-aya'aag

Freedom Road: Elders / Gitchi-aya'aag

The Elders of Shoal Lake 40 prepare a feast as part of their annual Fall Harvest, where they share traditional knowledge and teachings with the people of the community. As ...

Angelina McLeod
2019 | 12 min
Freedom Road: Men / Ininiwag

Freedom Road: Men / Ininiwag

The men of Shoal Lake 40 tell the story of life in the community from their perspective, in the lead-up to their annual powwow. Lorne Redsky works the outdated pump ...

Angelina McLeod
2019 | 15 min
Freedom Road: Women / Ikwewag

Freedom Road: Women / Ikwewag

Shoal Lake 40 women talk about their struggles, and those of their parents and grandparents, in trying to raise their families in a hazardous state of enforced isolation. Everyone in ...

Angelina McLeod
2019 | 12 min
Freedom Road: Youth / Oshkaadiziig

Freedom Road: Youth / Oshkaadiziig

Shoal Lake 40 youth share what it’s like to be forced to live away from their close-knit families and community to attend high school in Kenora, Ontario. The community ...

Angelina McLeod
2019 | 14 min
Freelancer on the Front Lines

Freelancer on the Front Lines

This fast-paced documentary follows Canadian freelance reporter Jesse Rosenfeld’s journey across the Middle East. Having made the region the focus of his work, he shows us the thorny geopolitical ...

Santiago Bertolino
2016 | 1 h 26 min
The Friends of Kwan Ming

The Friends of Kwan Ming

This animated short tells the story of Kwan Ming, a man who left China to live and work in the New World. Once at destination, Kwan Ming and three traveling ...

Christine Amber Tang
2002 | 7 min
From Far Away

From Far Away

This short animation tells the story of Saoussan, a young girl struggling to adjust to life in Canada after being uprooted from her wartorn homeland. She has come to seek ...

Shira Avni & Serene El-haj Daoud
2000 | 6 min
From Harling Point

From Harling Point

This documentary tells the story of a Chinese cemetery in BC that became a National Heritage site. For Chinese pioneers who died in Canada, Victoria's Chinese Cemetery at Harling ...

Ling Chiu
2003 | 40 min
From the Big Bang to Tuesday Morning

From the Big Bang to Tuesday Morning

Propelled by Claude Cloutier’s signature drawing style and absurdist humour, this animated short offers an overview of the evolution of life on Earth from rock to human, with some ...

Claude Cloutier
2000 | 5 min
Front Lines

Front Lines

A tribute to the combatants in the First World War, this film traces the conflict through the war diary and private letters of five Canadian soldiers and a nurse. Hearing ...

Claude Guilmain
2008 | 33 min
The Fruit Hunters - Defenders of Diversity (Episode 2)

The Fruit Hunters - Defenders of Diversity (Episode 2)

Narrated by Nature of Things's David Suzuki, Defenders of Diversity is the second part of a journey through the exotic, endlessly fascinating world of fruit - a story of nature ...

Yung Chang
2013 | 43 min
The Fruit Hunters - The Evolution of Desire (Episode 1)

The Fruit Hunters - The Evolution of Desire (Episode 1)

Narrated by Nature of Things's David Suzuki, The Evolution of Desire is the first part of a journey through the exotic, endlessly fascinating world of fruit - a story of ...

Yung Chang
2013 | 43 min
The Fruit Hunters

The Fruit Hunters

From award-winning director Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze, China Heavyweight) comes a story of adventure, desire and obsession.

Yung Chang
2012 | 1 h 35 min
The Future Is Now!

The Future Is Now!

In this feature film, a journalist (Liane Balaban) meets “The Man of Today” (Paul Ahmarani) who, while a responsible citizen, is disengaged from greater society. He believes once he’s ...

Gary Burns & Jim Brown
2010 | 1 h 31 min