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06/14/2016

Canada out in force at the Shanghai International Film Festival with 18 films

Canada will be out in force at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival, which runs from June 11 to 19, 2016. A total of 18 Canadian films will make their way to Asia, including April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué), a minority coproduction with France and Belgium, which will be screened in official competition. Nitro Rush and The Space Between will have their world premieres in the Jackie Chan Action Movie Week and Focus Canada sections, respectively. Furthermore, Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan will be an official jury member.

 

Focus Canada is a part of the Festival’s International Panorama section. A news conference to announce the lineup of Canadian content to Chinese media outlets will be held on June 14.

 

Official competition

 

Golden Goblet Awards – Animation

 

 

April and the Extraordinary World (France-Belgium-Canada coproduction)

Directors: Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci

Production: Je Suis Bien Content (France), Need Productions (Belgium), Kaïbou Productions UMT (Canada)

 

Focus Canada

 

A Sunday Kind of Love

Director: Geordie Sabbagh

Production: Geordie Sabbagh Productions, Broken Compass Films

Asian premiere

 

Born to Be Blue


Director: Robert Budreau

Production: New Real Films (Canada), Lumanity Productions (Canada), Black Hangar Studio (United Kingdom)

Chinese premiere

 

Borealis

Director: Sean Garrity

Production: Banana-Moon Sky Films, Buffalo Gal Pictures, Vigilante Productions

Asian premiere

 

Numb

Director: Jason Goode

Production: Hope of Glory Pictures, Jenkinson/Goode Productions

 

Paul in Québec (Paul à Québec)

Director: François Bouvier

Production: Caramel Films, Productrices Associées

Asian premiere

 

Remember

Director: Atom Egoyan

Production: Serendipity Point Films (Canada), Egoli Tossell Film (Germany)

 

The Devout (financed through the Micro-Budget Production Program)

Director: Connor Gaston

Production: Clownbog Studios, Devout Productions, Hoggwild Films, Verhagen Entertainment

Chinese premiere

 

The Space Between (financed through the Micro-Budget Production Program)

Director: Amy Jo Johnson

Production: The Space Between Productions

World premiere

 

Zimbelism

Directors: Jean-François Gratton, Matt Zimbel

Production: Bunbury Films, Shoot Studio

International premiere

 

Jackie Chan Action Movie Week

 

Gridlocked

Director: Allan Ungar

Production: Hackybox Pictures

Asian premiere

 

Hyena Road

Director: Paul Gross

Production: Rhombus Media, Triple 7 Films, Buffalo Gal Pictures 

Asian premiere

 

Nitro Rush

Director: Alain Desrochers

Production: Attraction Images

World premiere

 

Multiple Angles

 

Lavender

Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly

Production: South Creek Pictures, 3 Legged Dog Films

Asian premiere

 

My Internship in Canada (Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre)

Director: Philippe Falardeau

Production: micro_scope

 

Our Loved Ones (Les êtres chers)

Director: Anne Émond

Production: Metafilms

Asian premiere

 

Oscar Film Panorama

 

Brooklyn (Canada-United Kingdom-Ireland coproduction)

Director: John Crowley

Production: Item 7 (Canada), Wildgaze Films (United Kingdom), Parallel Film Productions Limited (Ireland)

 

Room (Canada-Ireland coproduction)

Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Production: Element Pictures (Ireland), No Trace Camping (Canada)



    Editor:Albert | Source: CNTVNA/Agencies


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