Focus on Canada

Sydney Film Festival is proud to present a showcase of the best of new Canadian cinema, which demonstrates the creativity and craft of Canadian storytellers from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation by watching these outstanding feature films and documentaries.

Supported by 

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Angry Inuk

The anti-sealing movement’s adverse impact on Inuit communities is exposed in this Hot Docs Audience Award winner from First Nations director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril.

Maliglutit

A thrilling Arctic version of John Ford's classic western The Searchers (1956), made by Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk (Cannes winner Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner).

Maudie

Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke shine in this true story of gifted, arthritic Canadian folk painter Maud Lewis and her unlikely romance with the reclusive Everett Lewis.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

A stomping tribute to Native American musicians, crammed with concert footage, celebrating their weighty yet unheralded contribution to music, from Hendrix to Metallica.

The Sun at Midnight

An urban teen encounters a mystical hunter in this charming debut feature shot in Canada's magnificent, remote Northwest Territory.

Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves

Best Canadian Film at the Toronto Film Festival: an extraordinary, audacious film about four Quebec students who take protest to the verge of terrorism.

Window Horses - The Poetic Persian Epiphany Of Rosie Ming

A charming feature from one of Canada's best loved, award winning animators, Ann Marie Fleming, voiced by Sandra Oh, Ellen Page and Don McKellar.