Canadian films to be featured at Sundance

(via CNW) Telefilm Canada announces three Canadian features, four virtual reality works and eight short films are to be shown at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, which is going on from January 21 to 31 in Park City, Utah.

Telefilm Canada’s executive director Carolle Brabant says “What’s impressive about this selection is that the three directors whose feature films are being screened at the festival have already won awards or have been otherwise recognized at Sundance.”

The movies to be shown include Snowtime!,  an animated version of the 1980s classic which will premiere internationally at the festival as part of the program Sundance Kids; Toronto director Matt Johnson’s thriller Operation Avalanche, premiering worldwide at Sundance. Director Shimon Dotan’s Jewish Settlement documentary, The Settlers (France-Canada-Israel-Germany), will mark Dotan’s return to Sundance.

The Virtual Reality works will include Nomads: Maasai and Nomads: Sea Gypsies, both made by Felix & Paul Studios, who are coming back to Sundance this year with impressive new work; The Unknown Photographer by Loïc Suty, Osman Zeki and Claudine Matte, showing long lost pictures of WWI with narration, and Cardboard Crash, which brings up the subject of cars that drive on their own only to get into a crash.

Eight out of the 72 short films are Canadian. The selected shorts are Bacon & God’s Wrath (Sol Friedman), The Chickening (Nick DenBoer and Davy Force), The Grandfather Drum (Michelle Derosier), Her Friend Adam (Ben Petrie), It’s Not You (Don McKellar), Mobilize (Caroline Monnet), Voyagers (Santiago Menghini), and A Woman and Her Car (Loïc Darses).

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