Ontario’s on- and off-screen talent contributed to 11 features that will screen at TIFF. The strength of Ontario’s film industry shines through the impressive lineup at this year’s festival.
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A driven cheerleader (Devery Jacobs) struggles to handle the pressure when she and her girlfriend are both selected for an elite cheer squad, in D.W. Waterson’s feature directorial debut. Premieres Friday, September 8th at 8:30pm.
Sam (Elliot Page) has a chance encounter with an old friend (Hillary Baack) on his way home to a dreaded family reunion that forces him to confront long-buried memories. Premieres Sunday, September 10th at 2:30pm.
This satirical swipe at celebrity and groupthink from writer-director Kristoffer Borgli and co-producer Ari Aster stars Nicolas Cage as an inconspicuous academic who is thrust into the limelight after he starts inexplicably appearing in people’s dreams. Premieres Saturday, September 9th at 5:30pm.
Starring Jessie Buckley, Riz Ahmed, and Jeremy Allen White, Greek director Christos Nikou’s English-language debut weaves an allegory about our desire for certainty, reliance on technology, and the price we pay for losing the connection to our most primal instincts. Premieres Tuesday, September 12th at 9:30pm.
Fitting In mines a traumatic, rare reproductive abnormality diagnosis for laughs and tears in director Molly McGlynn’s second feature film, starring Maddie Ziegler as a teen who must confront her new health reality. Premieres Saturday, September 9th at 8pm.
A masked killer terrorizes the counsellors of a summer camp in this sardonic slasher-comedy, the feature directorial debut from actors Finn Wolfhard and Billy Bryk. Premieres Sunday, September 10th at 11:59pm.
This heartfelt documentary celebrates the life and work of Ernie Coombs, the iconic Canadian children’s television personality who encouraged generations of kids to be their best selves. Premieres Saturday, September 9th at 9pm.
Atom Egoyan and his Chloe star Amanda Seyfried reunite for this knotty psychodrama about a young theatre director forced to re-examine her own trauma while working on a remount of Salome. Premieres Sunday, September 10th at 3:45pm.
Chelsea McMullan’s intimate process documentary takes us inside the National Ballet of Canada’s 2022 production of Swan Lake, choreographed for the first time by the company’s artistic director Karen Kain, who famously debuted in the ballet in 1971. Premieres Saturday, September 9th at 2pm.
Ten years after a child with miraculous gifts arrives at an isolated East Coast island town, her adoptive parents must decide whether her safety is more important than their community’s prosperity. Note: this film is Ontario-produced but filmed outside of Ontario. Premieres Monday, September 11th at 6pm.