Canada’s Fall Film Fes­ti­vals (That Aren’t TIFF)

Exclaim! - - SHOTS - ALEX HUDSON

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.

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