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Canada’s Top Ten 2007: veterans Cronenberg, Arcand, Maddin and McDonald among this year’s class

The Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) announced this year's top ten Canadian feature films including higher-profile pics and items from a set of new-comers. In addition, this year's group of 10 is actually a group of 20 – they've included a ten-list of short films as well. Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski's MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI (whom we featured here on IONCINEMA.com – read our Q and A with the pair of filmmakers here) is the short film that has fairly great chances at making an appearance at this year's Acamdey Awards. 

The top ten list is part of a series of Q&As by filmmakers and panel discussions to be held in Canada's cap – from January 25 to February 5 at Cinematheque Ontario in Toronto. 

In alphabetical order:

L’ÂGE DES TÉNÈBRES – Denys Arcand (Alliance Odeon Films)

AMAL
– Richie Mehta (Seville Pictures)

CONTINENTAL, UN FILM SANS FUSIL
– Stéphane Lafleur (Christal Films Distribution)

EASTERN PROMISES
– David Cronenberg (Alliance Odeon Films)

FUGITIVE PIECES
– Jeremy Podeswa (Maximum Film Distribution)

MY WINNIPEG
– Guy Maddin (Maximum Film Distribution)

A PROMISE TO THE DEAD: THE EXILE JOURNEY OF ARIEL DORFMAN
– Peter Raymont (Films Transit)

THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS
– Bruce McDonald (Alliance Odeon Films)

UP THE YANGTZE
– Yung Chang (National Film Board of Canada and KinoSmith)

YOUNG PEOPLE FUCKING
– Martin Gero (Christal Films Distribution)

The top ten Canadian short films of 2007 are (in alphabetical order):
CODE 13, Mathieu L. Denis
THE COLONY, Jeff Barnaby
DUST BOWL HA! HA!, Sébastien Pilote
FARMER'S REQUIEM, Ramses Madina
LES GRANDS, Chloé Leriche
I HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE, Cam Christiansen
I MET THE WALRUS, Josh Raskin
MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI, Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski
POOL, Chris Chong Chan Fui
TERMINUS, Trevor Cawood

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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