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Taa Tam

Taa Tam

Taa Tam of the Maha Tribe knew music before music even existed... or so this imaginary legend goes. He saw rhythm everywhere: in the flutter of the leaf, in the ...

André Leduc
1995 | 10 min
Tales of Ordinary Fatphobia

Tales of Ordinary Fatphobia

What is fatphobia and what can be done to overcome it? With poetic illustrations and painful, compelling testimony, Tales of Ordinary Fatphobia offers multiple examples of the psychological effects of ...

Josiane Blanc
2019 | 23 min
Targets: Reporters in Iraq

Targets: Reporters in Iraq

Since 2004, the war in Iraq has become impossibly dangerous for journalists. Few remain there and fewer still venture outside the Green Zone or work unembedded. In this powerful documentary ...

Maziar Bahari
2007 | 47 min
The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin

The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin

This short animation is a zany version of the classic fairy tale, with the leading role played by a mistreated, romantic penguin, with hilarious results. Cinderella Penguin loses her magic ...

Janet Perlman
1981 | 10 min
Terra

Terra

Animator Alan Pakarnyk uses radiant colour and simple composition in a seemingly random kaleidoscope of motion to depict nature at work. Sweeping the viewer through a whirlwind cycle of the ...

Alan Pakarnyk
2005 | 4 min
The Tesla World Light

The Tesla World Light

New York, 1905. Visionary inventor Nikola Tesla makes one last appeal to J.P. Morgan, his onetime benefactor. Inspired by real events, this electrifying short is a spectacular burst of ...

Matthew Rankin
2017 | 8 min
Thanadoula

Thanadoula

Layering real-life details with an otherworldly magic, Thanadoula recounts the story of an end-of-life doula brought to her calling through the loss of her beloved sister.

Robin McKenna
2020 | 6 min
That Higher Level

That Higher Level

That Higher Levelfollows the 100 musicians who make up the National Youth Orchestra of Canada over the course of two months of training and touring across the country. Embedded ...

John Bolton
2018 | 1 h 14 min
The Mountain of SGaana

The Mountain of SGaana

In The Mountain of SGaana, Haida filmmaker Christopher Auchter spins a magical tale of a young man who is stolen away to the spirit world, and the young woman who ...

Christopher Auchter
2017 | 10 min
The Song and the Sorrow

The Song and the Sorrow

Musician Catherine MacLellan—the daughter of Canadian singer/songwriting legend Gene MacLellan—grew up surrounded by her father’s music. He died by suicide when she was 14. Two decades ...

Millefiore Clarkes
2018 | 42 min
Theater of Life

Theater of Life

Theater of Life captures the remarkable story of how renowned chef Massimo Bottura, joined by 60 of the world’s top chefs, transformed food destined for the dumpster into delicious ...

Peter Svatek
2016 | 1 h 34 min
They Think I'm Chinese!

They Think I'm Chinese!

Thousands of girls who were in the first wave of Chinese children to be adopted in Québec in the 1990s have reached adolescence. The filmmaker focused her lens on five ...

Nicole Giguère
2011 | 52 min
Things Arab Men Say

Things Arab Men Say

This documentary paints a picture of Arab men that is vastly different from what we’re accustomed to. In this antidote to mainstream-media depictions of Arabs as terrorists and extremists ...

Nisreen Baker
2016 | 52 min
Third Page from the Sun

Third Page from the Sun

Heralding the “end of paper,” this experimental animated short is an abstract exploration of a number of big issues, from the ephemerality of the digital age to the practice of ...

Theodore Ushev
2014 | 5 min
This is Not a Movie

This is Not a Movie

For more than 40 years, journalist Robert Fisk has reported on some of the most violent and divisive conflicts in the world.
Yung Chang’s This Is Not a Movie ...

Yung Chang
2019 | 1 h 30 min
This Land

This Land

This short documentary recounts a 2000-km expedition undertaken by 7 rangers (both Inuit and non-Native) and a female filmmaker to raise a flag on the northernmost tip of Canadian soil ...

Dianne Whelan
2009 | 35 min
this river

this river

This short documentary offers an Indigenous perspective on the devastating experience of searching for a loved one who has disappeared. Volunteer activist Kyle Kematch and award-winning writer Katherena Vermette have ...

Erika MacPherson & Katherena Vermette
2016 | 19 min
Thomas

Thomas

This short fiction is part of Robert Lepage's three-piece cinematic work Triptych, itself an adaptation of Lepage's own epic nine-hour theatre play. Like his namesake in Caravaggio's ...

Pedro Pires & Robert Lepage
2012 | 29 min
Threads

Threads

In her latest animated short, Academy Award®-winning director Torill Kove explores the beauty and complexity of parental love, the bonds that we form over time, and the ways in ...

Torill Kove
2017 | 8 min
Three Thousand

Three Thousand

In this short film, Inuk artist Asinnajaq plunges us into a sublime imaginary universe—14 minutes of luminescent, archive-inspired cinema that recast the present, past and future of her people ...

Asinnajaq
2017 | 14 min
Through a Blue Lens

Through a Blue Lens

Constable Al Arsenault, along with six other policemen, document the people on their beat to create a powerful film about drug abuse. This group of officers developed a unique relationship ...

Veronica Alice Mannix
1999 | 52 min
Tiger Spirit

Tiger Spirit

This full-length documentary tells the story of modern Korea, a nation divided in half. The psychic scar shared by families divided during the Korean War in the 1950s is symbolized ...

Min Sook Lee
2008 | 52 min
A Time There Was: Stories from the Last Days of Kenya Colony

A Time There Was: Stories from the Last Days of Kenya Colony

This autobiographical documentary revisits the Mau Mau Rebellion of the 1950s. More than 50 years after the conflict, in which the director participated as a young British soldier stationed in ...

Donald McWilliams
2009 | 1 h 27 min
Timuti

Timuti

In this short film, artist Jobie Weetaluktuk turns his gaze on his family and the power of ritual through the story of a young woman and her unplanned child.

In ...

Jobie Weetaluktuk
2012 | 30 min
Tokyo Girls

Tokyo Girls

This feature documentary is a candid journey into the world of 4 young Canadian women who work as well-paid hostesses in exclusive Japanese nightclubs. Lured by adventure and easy money ...

Penelope Buitenhuis
2000 | 57 min
The Tooth

The Tooth

In this brilliant yet simple animated short, Quebec cartoonist Guy Delisle brings us the story of a young boy, a lost tooth, and an MIA tooth fairy. During increasingly difficult ...

Guy Delisle
2017 | 3 min
The Tournament

The Tournament

Over the course of a weekend tournament, youth sledge hockey teams from the U.S. and Canada battle for supremacy. Designed for players who have a physical disability, the fundaments ...

Sam Vint
2020 | 22 min
Tower Bawher

Tower Bawher

This animated short by Theodore Ushev is like a whirlwind tour of Russian constructivist art and is filled with visual references to artists of the era, including Vertov, Stenberg, Rodchenko ...

Theodore Ushev
2006 | 3 min
Toxic Trespass

Toxic Trespass

In Toxic Trespass, intrepid filmmaker Barri Cohen launches an investigation into the effects of the chemical soup around us. She starts with her 10-year-old daughter, whose blood carries carcinogens like ...

Barri Cohen
2007 | 52 min
Trapped in a Human Zoo - Based on Abraham's Diary

Trapped in a Human Zoo - Based on Abraham's Diary

A forgotten diary helps one woman uncover the incredible journey and the mysterious disappearance of a group of Inuit, trapped in the world of human zoos of the 19th century ...

Guilhem Rondot
2016 | 52 min
The Treasure of the Grotoceans

The Treasure of the Grotoceans

Octopus-like puppets cut from foam rubber are the central characters in this delightful underwater fantasy with its message about ecology and conservation. Two Grotoceans sent on a special mission find ...

Co Hoedeman
1980 | 15 min
The Trembling Veil of Bones

The Trembling Veil of Bones

In this animated short, a lone clockmaker named Bones sits inside a darkened studio filled with the sounds of ticking clocks. He parcels out his time in teaspoons and shadow ...

Matthew Talbot-Kelly
2010 | 12 min
The Trenches

The Trenches

This animated short by Claude Cloutier is a pictorial account of an attack on Canadian soldiers during WWI. On the edge of the battlefield, recruits are dreading the order to ...

Claude Cloutier
2010 | 6 min
Trick or Treaty?

Trick or Treaty?

Covering a vast swath of northern Ontario, Treaty No. 9 reflects the often contradictory interpretations of treaties between First Nations and the Crown. To the Canadian government, this treaty represents ...

Alanis Obomsawin
2014 | 1 h 24 min
Trudeau's Other Children

Trudeau's Other Children

Musicians Vineet Vyas, Mei Han and Asif Illyas are part of one of the greatest social experiments the world has seen: multiculturalism. Nearly 40 years ago, under the eye of ...

Rohan Fernando
2005 | 1 h 7 min
True North E1 - The Roots & The Rise

True North E1 - The Roots & The Rise

Toronto is at the epicentre of Canada’s NBA talent boom. We meet the pioneers who have grown the game and introduce a group of young hopefuls chasing their own ...

Ryan Sidhoo & Ryan Sidhoo
2018 | 23 min
True North: Inside the Rise of Toronto Basketball (Feature)

True North: Inside the Rise of Toronto Basketball (Feature)

On the heels of the Toronto Raptors’ historic NBA Championship and the record-setting number of Canadian draft picks, the Toronto hoop dream is more alive than ever. In this feature-length ...

Ryan Sidhoo & Ryan Sidhoo
2019 | 1 h 29 min
Tulku

Tulku

Gesar Mukpo was three when he became one of the first people born in the West to be recognized as a tulku the present-day reincarnation of a Buddhist master. For ...

Gesar Mukpo
2009 | 1 h 15 min
Turbine

Turbine

A war pilot crash-lands through his apartment window. When his wife returns from work, she discovers that her husband’s face has been replaced by an airplane turbine. He’s ...

Alex Boya
2018 | 8 min
Turning 32

Turning 32

What are the universal characteristics we humans share? Robbie Hart and Luc Côté explore this intriguing question as they meet again with five people they originally interviewed 16 years ago ...

Robbie Hart & Luc Côté
2010 | 1 h 44 min
Twirligig

Twirligig

A stereoscopic animated film based on the techniques used by McLaren in Now Is the Time. Both the sound and the visuals were hand-drawn directly upon the film.

1952 | 3 min
Two Inuit Lives

Two Inuit Lives

The first Canadian Inuit pilot, Johnny May, has been flying through the skies of Nunavik for more than half a century. From his viewpoint in the sky, he has witnessed ...

Yves Maillard
2013 | 53 min
Tying Your Own Shoes

Tying Your Own Shoes

This short animated documentary offers an intimate glimpse into the exceptional mindsets and emotional lives of four adult artists with Down Syndrome. An artful, four-way essay about ability, film explores ...

Shira Avni
2009 | 3 min
Tzaritza

Tzaritza

This animated short by Theodore Ushev combines warmth, humour and magic in a story about a young girl who misses her grandmother. When Lili finds a tzaritza (magic shell) along ...

Theodore Ushev
2006 | 7 min