Film North announced the much anticipated line-up for it's third seasontoday. Following an interview on Hunters Bay Radio, Founder and CEO Lucy Wing released this years program. 42 films, 31 proudly Canadian, 11international films, and several with strong Muskoka connections, will be screened over three days at Huntsville's Algonquin Theatre from September 20 -22.
THE OFFICIAL LINE-UP:
Carbon For Water:
Documentary / Directed by Kevin Abramson / USA / 22 MIN
Carbon for Water introduces audiences to the inspiring people who face the hardships of finding
clean water, and explores one company’s innovative solution for improving the health of millions of
Documentary / Directed by Kristy Neville / Canada / 12 MIN
This short film brings the global concern for our water supply closer to home – to Guelph,
Ontario. Is there adequate security for Guelph’s ground watersupply? And are our fundamental
resources really being protected?
Comedy / Directed by Greg Zajac / Canada / 3 MIN
When you look at what you do through the eyes of another being, is the act perceived the same
way? Would an act such as fishing seem as harmless if someone were out there also ‘fishing’ for
Powerful: Energy forEveryone:
Documentary / Directed by David Chernushenko / Canada / 52MIN
An exploration of what would happen to us as individuals and communities if we tried to go from a
world powered by fossil fuels and nuclear energy to one powered by renewable energy.
Comedy / Directed by Lewis Hodgson / Canada / 6 MIN
A new trainee is thrown into a world he could have never imagined as the coffee shop employees
rally to take a stand against a never-ending zombie horde.
Sisters in Arms:
Documentary / Directed by Beth Freeman / Canada / 48 MIN
There are only eight countries in the world that allow women to fight in direct ground combat, and
Canada is one of them. The mission in Afghanistan marks the first time in Canadian history that
female soldiers are fighting on the frontlines. This film ispartially filmed at Camp Borden, Ontario.
Little Girl Blue:
Drama / Directed by Christian Martel / Canada / 3 MIN
A young and wild female singer, portrayed by Monica Nowak, meets a soldier the night before he
leaves for war.
Drama / Directed by Mazi Khalighi / Canada / 5 MIN
How would it feel to see your home torn apart by a soldier's rifle? To watch your family destroyed
by a war that you don't understand? A young girl growing upin a small North American suburban
town will soon be able to answer these questions.
Drama / Directed by Jakob Daschek / USA / 14 MIN
With help from a local boxing trainer, a boy with a crippling phobia learns to confront his fears.
I Was a Boy:
Drama / Directed by Grant Boyle / Canada / 46 MIN
Grant needs to make the decision to be the man of the house or the teenage boy who still can't
quite figure out how to say hello to a pretty girl.
Comedy / Directed by Kevin McGarry / Canada / 3 MIN
Some guys have all the luck. Featuring Oliver Ward.
Drama / Directed by Melody Schaal / Canada / 3 MIN
Filmed on Lake of Bays and featuring Bear Schaal, a man’s daily routine is interrupted by his
dog's need for a walk, where he finds himself coming face toface with his worst nightmare.
Comedy / Directed by Justin Sanchez / Canada / 4 MIN
Two of Toronto's finest undercover cops argue the finer points of Canadian culture while waiting
for their mark.
Experimental / Directed by Andy McQueen / Canada / 4 MIN
Churano is a cinematic love letter to the city of Toronto from urban poet, Evert Houston. The film
celebrates the intricate and idiosyncratic details of the world's most diverse city.
Comedy / Directed by Alex Epstein / Canada / 2 MIN
Three pieces of cheese vie for the affections of a slice of toast. Presented by Bravo!FACT.
Drama / Directed by Matt Austin / Canada / 5 MIN
A man digs through his attic looking for something of great significance. When he finds a VHS
tape and realizes neither he nor anyone he knows owns a VCRanymore, he goes on a quest to
Drama / Directed by Jeremy Robertson / Canada / 11 MIN
Soaking literally in a bathtub of her own sadness, a devastated girl, portrayed by Vanessa Smythe,
is interrupted when she receives an unsolicited goldfish at her doorstep. 2 Knocks is a touching
and quietly funny story that urges us all to open our doors.
One Night Stand:
Drama / Directed by Michael Thai / China / 16 MIN
Liu and Yan's search for a casual hook-up transforms into something neither of them expected; a
real human connection.
Spaghetti für Zwei:
Comedy / Directed by Matthias Rosenberger / Germany / 19 MIN
A seemingly ordinary day becomes a significant turning point for an unremarkable man, all thanks
to a minimal shift of fate.
Doubles with SlightPepper:
Drama / Directed by Ian Harnarine / Trinidad / 16 MIN
Set in Trinidad during Christmas, this coming of age story centers on Dhani, a young street food
vendor, who must decide if he will help save his estranged father from dying. Presented by TIFF
The Ballerina &the Rocking Horse:
Futuristic Drama / Directed by Micah Stuart / USA / 19 MIN
Emma awakens in the year 2042 to find her parents have grownfeeble and have left her in the
hands of an unusual caretaker.
Drama / Directed by Michael Tyburski / Canada / 11 MIN
While searching for isolation, a young man moves to live aboard a sailboat on New York's East
Chef de Meute:
Drama / Directed by Chloé Robichaud / Canada / 13 MIN
Clara gets stuck with her aunt’s dog whether she wants himor not, but he turns out to be exactly
what she needed. Presented by Telefilm Canada.
In the Land of theMoose:
Documentary / Directed by Harold Arsenault / Canada / 78 MIN
This inspirational feature documentary tells the unforgettable story of a moose’s journey, touching
on her struggle to survive and build a family, while celebrating the wonder of life itself. Set against
the backdrop of the stunning Canadian Gas Bay wilderness.
La Cosa in Cima AlleScale:
Drama / Directed by Michele Torbidoni / Italy / 21 MIN
Pietro misses his flight and decides to go back to the small town where he was born. He steps
into a place where memories begin to materialize and ultimately unveil a terrible secret.
Drama / Directed by Ron Leech / Canada / 3 MIN
Two young people are excited to meet each other after an initial introduction over the Internet, but
even though their first meeting is filled with potential,one of them has wildly different expectations.
The Etiquette ofSexting:
Comedy / Directed by Kyle Welton / Canada / 8 MIN
After a recent breakup, Brent’s best friend coerces into the world of sexting. When he begins
sexting at the office, he finds himself in danger of being exposed. Featuring Avery Pearson and
Comedy / Directed by Jim Field Smith / USA / 90 MIN
Starring Olivia Wilde, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Garner, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone and Ty
Burrell. For many years, Laura Pickler has relished the prestige and admiration of being the wife
of Iowa's longtime butter-carving champion, Bob. When Bob is pressured to retire from
competition so someone else has a chance at victory, Lauradecides to enter the contest herself.
Drama / Directed by Miranda De Pencier / Canada / 17 MIN
In the snowy and mystical landscape of the Arctic, Ippik, a young Inuit woman, is caught up in an
abusive relationship with her alcoholic husband. By hearing the stories of others in her situation,
Ippik realizes that she is the master of her fate. Presentedby Telefilm Canada.
From Nomad to Nobody:
Documentary / Directed by Michael Buckley / Canada / 15 MIN
Shot on location in Tibet and northern India, this film is a personal take on the plight of Tibetan
nomads, who are being forcibly relocated by Chineseofficials to ghettos where their lives are
drastically changed for the worse.
Requiem for Romance:
Animation / Directed by John Ng / Canada / 6 MIN
A young couple’s secret love affair comes to a bittersweet end during an evening phone call as
cell phone static creates an even greater distance between them.
Waiting for Summer:
Drama / Directed by Senthil Vinu / Canada / 89 MIN
Zach and Chantal face intertwined destinies. While trying to come to terms with their difficult
childhoods, they each search for new beginnings in their lives. Along their journey they discover
that healing wounds can come at unforeseen costs. Featuring Caleb Verzyden and filmed in
Animation / Directed by Ben Brook / Canada / 3 MIN
Lonely and abandoned, an ostrich must find a way to regain the respect of the flock. This
animated children’s short explores themes such as bullying,exclusion, and finding your hidden
Zen and the Art ofDistraction:
Comedy / Directed by Ken Cunningham / Canada / 5 MIN
Based on an incident from the director’s childhood, thisshort plays on the difference in childhood
and adult perceptions, while focusing on the themes and meanings of defeat and victory.
Drama / Directed by Michael Humble / Canada / 6 MIN
Sometimes it takes a special moment in time, and a special place, to be able to say all the things
that have always been left unsaid.
Drama / Directed by Jim Calarco / Canada / 22 MIN
This Depression era film portrays a man who, having abandoned his family in 1905, returns home
thirty years later expecting to pick up where he left off.
I’ve Heard theMermaids Singing (1987):
Bull’s Eye Award Tribute / Drama / Directed by PatriciaRozema / USA / 81 MIN
This whimsical independent film is a light comedic drama and is also the breakout film for director
Patricia Rozema and actor Sheila McCarthy, Film North’s RiazTyab Bull’s Eye Award Winner for
Lifetime Achievement 2012.
Comedy / Directed by Alex Epstein / Canada / 2 ½ MIN
A slice of Canadian cheese fights to keep his identity separate from a slice of American cheese.
Presented by Bravo!FACT.
MacCabe & Mrs.Miller (1971):
Director’s Retrospective / Western / Directed by RobertAltman / 121 MIN
Filmed in Vancouver, this film showcases Robert Altman’searly work in Canada. Soundtrack by
Leonard Cohen. Julie Christie and Warren Beatty star in thisanti-western Western, about the
frontier myth of the west.
Historical Drama / Directed by Craig Goodwill / Canada / 8MIN
It’s 1918 and civilian artist Tom Thomson has drowned upnorth. His uninformed friends are back
from World War I and are holding a wake.
Documentary / Directed by Hugo Kitching / Canada / Time TBA
An innovative landscape film captured by cinematographer,Jeremy Munce, that takes you into the
heart of Canada’s iconic wilderness, Algonquin ProvincialPark, where geological, natural, and
human stories are told through Algonquin’s most enduringprotagonist – water.
Drama / Directed by Bernard Rose / USA / 91 MIN
An adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's short story Two Hussars, starring Sienna Miller, Billy Zane, Danny
Huston, Jacqueline Bisset, and Danny Huston. A legendaryfilmmaker returns to Hollywood after a
long absence. His return to tinsel town is heralded by aseries of adventures. Twenty years later,
the filmmaker's son arrives in Hollywood looking to make hisdirectorial debut amid questions of
whether he has inherited his father's gift.
BULL’S EYE LIFETIMEACHEIVEMENT:
Film North is proud to announce that Canadian actor Sheila McCarthy will be present at the 2012
festival to receive this year’s Riaz Tyab Bull’s Eye Awardfor Lifetime Achievement. This illustrious
Canadian actress, most recently known for her work in LittleMosque on the Prairie, debuted in
her breakout film I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing in 1987,which will be screened on Saturday,
September 22nd, 2012.
MORE ABOUT FILMNORTH:
Film North is Muskoka’s first and only international filmfestival. As a non-profit, charitable
organization, Film North’s mandate is to support the localcommunity through the enhancement of
cinematic culture. Film North creates a user-friendly environment for emerging and independent
Canadian and international filmmakers to exhibit, promote,entertain and inform the audience. Film
North’s Board of Directors is made up of permanent andseasonal residents of Toronto and
Huntsville with backgrounds in film and arts sectors.
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