Film Archive

Animadoc 2014
Jutra Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre

With an ingenious assembly of archival footage and animated sequences, Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre brings us a clever and astute cinephile portrait of Claude Jutra.

2014

Jutra

Animadoc
Canada
2014
13 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre, Marc Bertrand
Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
Oana Suteu
Brigitte Archambault
Olivier Calvert
With an ingenious assembly of archival footage and animated sequences, Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre brings us a clever and astute cinephile portrait of Claude Jutra. Through the magic of editing and animation, he is seen in dialogue with himself at various stages of his life – becoming the spirited narrator of his own biography.
Animadoc 2014
Last Dance on the Main Aristofanis Soulikias

An animated documentary on the demolition of a row of historic buildings on Montreal’s St. Laurent Boulevard, also known as "The Main".

2014

Last Dance on the Main

Animadoc
Canada
2014
3 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Aristofanis Soulikias
Aristofanis Soulikias
Tristan Capacchione
Aristofanis Soulikias
Aristofanis Soulikias
Aristofanis Soulikias
Tristan Capacchione
An animated documentary on the demolition of a row of historic buildings on Montreal’s St. Laurent Boulevard, also known as "The Main", about politicians and building developers behind the scenes, and the resistance put up by the local artists’ community.

No Fish Where to Go

Animated Film
Canada
2014
12 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Marc Bertrand
Nicola Lemay, Janice Nadeau
Jorane
Oana Suteu
Jens Hahn
Olivier Calvert
A friendship unites two little girls from opposing clans in a village where tensions are mounting. Thanks to the friendship, one pet fish’s life is saved. But for the family, the interminable exodus continues. Based on a story by Marie-Francine Hébert.

Pilots on the Way Home

Animated Film
Canada,
Estonia
2014
16 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Kalev Tamm, Julie Roy
Priit Pärn, Olga Pärn
Robert-Marcel Lepage
Urmas Jõemees
Priit Pärn, Olga Pärn
Priit Pärn
Priit Pärn
Olivier Calvert
The march of three pilots who carry everything they need in strangely shaped suitcases turns into a filmic journey into the male psyche – with a heightened sense of the absurd.
Cross Media Screening 2014
The Devil's Toy Remix Alex Leduc

Fourteen directors take a look back at the history of skateboarding and explain in this interactive episodic documentary why the rolling wheels are more than a toy to them.

The Devil's Toy Remix

Documentary Film
Canada
2014
35 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Dana Dansereau, Dominique Willieme, Loc Dao, Hugues Sweeney
Alex Leduc
Alexander Knetig
Ilo von Seckendorff
Ilo von Seckendorff
In 1966, Claude Jutra shot the first skateboard film in history, “The Devil’s Toy”, with a hand-held camera. A film that’s not only about the new sport but also about being young, the urge to rebel, and intolerance. What’s left fifty years later? In this interactive documentary that can be browsed by geography and theme, fourteen directors from eleven countries on four continents show us what the rolling wheels mean to them.
International Programme 2014
The Lost Highway Derreck Roemer, Neil Graham

Trans-Canada Highway, Ontario. What used to be a job machine is now a multilane track through abandoned towns with a few remaining residents. A poignant elegy on its heyday.

The Lost Highway

Documentary Film
Canada
2013
74 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Derreck Roemer, Neil Graham
Derreck Roemer, Neil Graham
Don Rooke
Derreck Roemer
Michèle Hozer, Derreck Roemer
Neil Graham, Derreck Roemer
Neil Graham
This “Lost Highway” is a 40 kilometre stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway in Eastern Ontario. It’s also part of Highway 7, which connects Toronto and Ottawa. The street was built during the Great Depression in the 1930s – which may have been an omen.
At first it was a job machine. The first big East-West cut through the forests and swamps attracted motel and restaurant operators and every gas station owner could be sure to be able to feed his family on a modest, but fairly secure level. But the boom lasted only two decades. Today there is a multi-lane freeway that looks like a bypass and makes the former busy highway look like a varicose vein. Everyone who rolls along this asphalt ribbon today sees abandoned houses, businesses and gas stations on the roadside – the slowly crumbling, barely visible traces of former lives, failed plans and disappointed hopes.
Derreck Roemer and Neil Graham portray the lives of a scattered bunch of residents still living in this region, but also the mutations and collateral damage the culture and ideology of automobility likes to sweep under the carpet.
Ralph Eue
Cross Media Screening 2014
The Polar Sea 360° Interactive Journey Thomas Wallner, Stephanie Weimar

Breathtaking 360° images of the Arctic. An interactive journey through the legendary North West Passage and encounters with people, nature and climate change.

The Polar Sea 360° Interactive Journey

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Canada,
Germany
2014
45 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Irene Vandertop, Thomas Wallner, Michael McMahon, Kevin McMahon, Kristina McLaughlin
Thomas Wallner, Stephanie Weimar
Thomas Wallner, Irene Vandertop, Stephanie Weimar
Ilo von Seckendorff
Ilo von Seckendorff
An Arctic expedition is sailing through the previously impenetrable icy expanse of the legendary North West Passage. The international scientists, musicians, writers and filmmakers aboard experience the overwhelming nature, local residents and causes and consequences of climate change.
This interactive documentary accompanying the eponymous ARTE series offers a thrilling and visually breathtaking 360° journey through the Arctic. The use of the latest camera technology in combination with the three dimensional Oculus Rift glasses creates one of the first virtual reality-based film events that integrates the viewer and his or her perspective.