9 SEP 2022

CBC/Radio-Canada celebrates the Canadian audiovisual industry at TIFF 2022

13 titles were selected to premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, including new original series "Lido TV" and Canadian features "Bones of Crows", "Brother" and "The Colour Of Ink".

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"Bones of Crows"

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CBC/Radio-Canada will highlight Canadian creators and filmmakers with 13 titles selected to premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 2022), including one Special Presentation and two titles in TIFF’s competitive Platform Programme. In addition to investing in series and films that reflect a range of perspectives at the heart of the Canadian experience, CBC/Radio-Canada continues to showcase home-grown cinema to wide audiences across Canada on the public broadcaster's television and streaming platforms.

Once again, TIFF welcomes filmgoers from around the world to its prestigious film festival. We’re delighted to share with them the diverse and incredible Canadian talent, both established and emerging, that the public broadcaster supports. Canadians can count on us to continue to invest deeply in home-grown original storytelling for film and television.”  said Catherine Tait, President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada.

SELECTED TITLES
"Bones of Crows", written and directed by Marie Clements, distributed by Elevation Pictures and commissioned by CBC/Radio-Canada in association with APTN, the expanded five-part series version will debut on CBC and Radio-Canada platforms in 2023-24. "Brother", written and directed by Clement Virgo and distributed by Elevation Pictures is produced in association with CBC Films.

"The Colour of Ink", directed by Brian D. Johnson and distributed by the National Film Board of Canada, the documentary Channel Original is set to broadcast in 2023. "Coyote", written and directed by Katherine Jerkovic, distributed by FunFilm Distribution with Radio-Canada acquiring the pre-licence. "Falcon Lake" written and directed by Charlotte Le Bon, distributed by Sphère Films with Radio-Canada acquiring the pre-licence. "No Ghost In the Morgue", written and directed by Marilyn Cooke and acquired by Canadian Reflections.

"Queens of the Qing Dynasty", written and directed by Ashley McKenzie and produced in association with CBC Films. "Riceboy Sleeps" written and directed by Anthony Shim, distributed by Game Theory Films and produced in association with CBC Films. "Something You Said Last Night" written and directed by Luis De Filippis, distributed by Elevation Pictures and produced in association with CBC Films.

"Stellar" written and directed by Darlene Naponse, distributed by levelFILM and produced in association with CBC Films. "This Place" written by Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs, Golshan Abdmoulaie and V. T. Nayani, directed by V.T. Nayani and produced in association with CBC Films. "Viking", written by Eric K. Boulianne and Stéphane Lafleur, directed by Stéphane Lafleur, distributed by Les Films Opale with Radio-Canada acquiring the pre-licence.

"Lido TV", written by Lido Pimienta, Sarah Hagi and Tim Fontaine, directed by Maya Annik Bedward and Alicia K. Harris, is a CBC Gem original series (6x20), with all episodes available to stream beginning September 23, 2022.

CBC Films supports feature films that reflect, represent, and reframe a range of perspectives at the centre of the Canadian experience. Committed to creative excellence, cultural relevance, and talent development, CBC Films prioritizes storytelling that amplifies equity-deserving communities, along with a parallel commitment to gender parity.

Radio-Canada is also a leading partner in the Canadian film production industry. In 2020–21 and 2021–22, it supported no fewer than 40 French-language feature film projects. In addition, Radio-Canada invests in more than 20 cinematographic events across the country.