CFC Alumni Films at 2019 Canadian Fall Festivals

By Cory Angeletti-Szasz ● September 18, 2019 15:00


After a strong showing at TIFF, CFC alumni films continue to make the fall festival rounds. Catch the following alumni films at the 2019 Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Whistler film festivals.


Three men standing side-by-side

An image from 'Blood Quantum'


2019 Calgary International Film Festival


The 2019 Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) runs from September 18 to 29, 2019.

  • American Woman, directed by Semi Chellas, with music by the CFC’s Slaight Music Residency’s Composer Chair, Lesley Barber, along with Aimee Bessada and Spencer Creaghan as assistants
  • Blood Quantum, written and directed by Jeff Barnaby, starring Devery Jacobs and produced by John Christou
  • Castle in the Ground, from producer William Woods and Jennifer Mesich (associate producer) and editor Jorge Weisz
  • Clifton Hill, features actor Andy McQueen and line producer Matt Code Come to Daddy, from producer Daniel Bekerman
  • Easy Land, from writer/director Sanja Živković, current producer resident Julie Strifler, executive producer Matt Code, editor Chris Mutton and composer Casey MQ
  • Guest of Honour (closing night film), was co-produced by Stephen Traynor
  • I Came Here Alone (short), from director Connor Gaston, writer Joanne Sarazen, producer Alona Metzer, editor Graham Tucker, with music by Virginia Kilbertus
  • James Vs His Future Self, co-written/directed by Jeremy LaLonde and produced by Jordan Walker
  • Little Grey Bubbles (short), featuring actor Kaelen Ohm
  • Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson & The Band counts Peter Raymont as one of its executive producers
  • She Never Died, directed by Audrey Cummings, produced by Jennifer Mesich
  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, co-written and co-directed Kathleen Hepburn and produced by Lori Lozinski
  • The Rest of Us, from writer/director Aisling Chin-Yee, story editor Mark Van de Ven, production manager/actor Brendan Brady, executive producer Damon D’Oliveira, and producers Emma Fleury and William Woods
  • White Lie, features actor alumni Zahra Bentham and Thomas Olajide

Two men sit across a table from one another in a dark room

A scene from 'James Vs His Future Self'


2019 Edmonton International Film Festival


The 2019 Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) runs from September 26 to October 5, 2019.

  • Opening night film James Vs His Future Self, co-written/directed by Jeremy LaLonde and produced by Jordan Walker
  • Clifton Hill, features actor Andy McQueen and line producer Matt Code
  • Atom Egoyan’s latest, Guest of Honour, was co-produced by Stephen Traynor
  • Bunker Burger (short), was executive produced/produced by Matt Code, co-produced by Julie Strifler and features music by Casey MQ
  • Come to Daddy, from producer Daniel Bekerman
  • Christmas Green (short), from director/writer Clara Altimas, produced by alumni Al Magee and Ali Mashayekhi, executive produced by Melanie McCaig, featuring music by Rebecca Everett
  • Closing night gala Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson & The Band counts Peter Raymont as one of its executive producers

The back of a boy who, standing beside a dog, holding it by the collar

An image from 'In the Tall Grass'


2019 Vancouver International Film Festival


The 2019 Vancouver International Film Festival runs from September 26 to October 11, 2019.

  • Blood Quantum, written and directed by Jeff Barnaby, starring Devery Jacobs and produced by John Christou
  • Castle in the Ground, from producer William Woods and Jennifer Mesich (associate producer) and editor Jorge Weisz
  • Clifton Hill, featuring actor Andy McQueen and line producer Matt Code
  • Come to Daddy, from producer Daniel Bekerman
  • Easy Land, from writer/director Sanja Živković, current producer resident Julie Strifler, executive producer Matt Code, editor Chris Mutton and composer Casey MQ
  • FLOOD (short), written/directed by Joseph Amenta, produced by Daniel Sedore, edited by Orlee Buium, with Stephen Krecklo composing
  • Guest of Honour (opening night film), co-produced by Stephen Traynor
  • In the Tall Grass, directed by Vincenzo Natali and produced by Steven Hoban
  • Main Squeeze (short), written/directed by Brendan Prost, produced by Prost and Brendan Whelton, edited by James Tracey, with music by Chris Reineck
  • Raf, starring Grace Glowicki, with music by composer Casey MQ
  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, co-written and co-directed Kathleen Hepburn and produced by Lori Lozinski
  • Tito, from director Grace Glowicki and executive producer Aeschylus Poulos, with music by Casey MQ
  • Wawatay (short), features music by Erica Procunier
  • White Lie, features actor alumni Zahra Bentham and Thomas Olajide

Two young men in a street; one stands behind the other with his hands on the other's shoulders


2019 Regent Park Film Festival


Two alumni projects are set to participate in Toronto's longest running free community film festival, now in its 17th year, which runs from November 20 to 23:


A woman in a blue hooded sweatshirt

An image from 'We Had it Coming'


2019 Whistler Film Festival


On September 19, The Whistler Film Festival (WFF), announced the first 12 Canadian titles that will screen at this year’s festival, which runs from December 4 to 8, 2019, including the following alumni projects:

  • Promiseland (World Premiere), from associate producer Sage Brocklebank
  • Queen of the Morning Calm (World Premiere), which features actors Zahra Bentham and Jesse LaVercombe and music by Stephen Krecklo
  • Spinster, produced by Marc Tetreault and William Woods, featuring Jonathan Watton
  • Things I Do for Money (World Premiere), from writer/director Warren P. Sonoda, who also serves as an executive producer
  • Canadian Strain (World Premiere), from writer/director Geordie Sabbagh
  • We Had it Coming, starring actor Natalie Krill, who also serves as an executive producer

Stay tuned for more updates!


CFC alumni: let us know if we missed your film(s)!


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