Canadian Voices: Highlighting Diversity in Canadian Filmmaking

There are treasures to be discovered in the Great White North! With a dynamic film and animation industry, a range of cultural perspectives, and distinct independent voices, Canadian cinema has so much to offer.

The Canadian film industry is so wide-ranging, you may not know that many of your favorite films hail from our neighbor to the north. Representing diverse and underrepresented points of view, these films reflect not just the high quality of Canadian filmmaking but also its dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Films throughout the Festival marked by indicate our showcase of exceptional Canadian films that celebrate “Hollywood North” and highlight its often overlooked influence on films from around the world.


Sol

Short Canada | World Premiere Live Action, Andy Alvarez, 2020, 14 min.

Screening in: NYICFF Friends & Neighbors: Canada
In English

OTANIMM/ONNIMM

Short Canada | New York Premiere Animation, Neko Wong-Houle & Terrance Houle, 2020, 3 min.

Screening in: NYICFF Friends & Neighbors: Canada
In English

Kiri and Lou — Air

Short Canada, New Zealand | US Premiere Animation, Harry Sinclair, 2020, 5 min.

Screening in: NYICFF Kid Flicks One
In English

In the Shadow of the Pines

Short Canada Animation, Documentary, Anne Koizumi, 2020, 7 min.

Screening in: NYICFF Friends & Neighbors: Canada
In Japanese, with English subtitles

Ice Breakers

Short Canada | New York Premiere Documentary, Sandi Rankaduwa, 2019, 15 min.

Screening in: NYICFF Kid Flicks Two
In English

Beans

Feature Canada Live Action, Tracey Deer, 2020, 92 min.

Recommended ages: 14+
In English