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VIFF MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

ELEVEN SEEDS

“Many mainstream festivals around the world tend to overrepresent white male filmmakers and it was really important for us to not do that.”

Under Review

True North Shorts: Various Positions

If I were to be so bold as to characterize recurring tropes in Canadian cinema, some that come to mind include a suspicion of stable narratives, ironic sensibilities and an attention to intimacy.

Under Review

True North Shorts: Escape Routes

One of the most important aspects of VIFF is the opportunity for festival-goers to not only see how Canadian cinema is received internationally, but to see who will be defining Canadian cinema in the future.

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SEAN DEVLIN’S WHEN THE STORM FADES

“Every climate change film I’ve seen is so bogged down with overwhelming statistics and this picture of a massive problem. I wanted to bring that down to a human scale, to a family scale, that I think people can feel some resonance with.”

Under Review

Murky Colors

“The film, Murky Colors, is based on a made-for-hollywood spy novel by Menjin Wei, Wei’s father. It is not, by any measure, a conventional adaptation, however, it begins to chart the poetics of one.”