Canada’s Fall Film Festivals (That Aren’t TIFF)
The Toronto International Film Festival, running September 6 to 16, is one of the biggest in the world. But that’s not the only great one in the next couple of months.
EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST (SEPT. 27 TO OCT. 6)
With over 150 films from over 50 countries, this Edmonton festival will also champion some hometown faves, including demonic workplace series Necessary Evil and philosophical drama Clara.
FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA (OCT. 3 TO 14)
This Montreal fest was founded in 1971, and they get a special hat-tip for emphasizing eco-responsibility and prioritizing local snack makers.
FIN ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SEPT. 13 TO 20)
In addition to hosting year-round events — including outdoor screenings and the annual FIN Kids — this eight-day fest brings films from around the world.
OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (SEPT. 26 TO 30)
Billed as “North America’s largest animation event,” OIAF has been running 42 years and will bring over 80 screenings, talks and attractions to downtown Ottawa.
ST. JOHN’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (OCT. 17 TO 21)
Run by women and highlighting female filmmakers, this Newfoundland festival has been promoting gender diversity since 1989.
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SEPT. 27 TO OCT. 12)
Undoubtedly one of the most prestigious festivals in Canada; this year’s lineup isn’t announced until September, but last year featured over 340 films, so it’s going to be a big one.