Australia’s 7th Canadian Film Festival Announces 2012 Program

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Possible Worlds - FeaturedAustralia’s 7th Canadian Film Festival, Possible Worlds, has announced its film line-up for 2012. The Festival will showcase 20 of the best new Canadian feature films at Dendy Opera Quays and Dendy Newtown from 13th to 19th August 2012. Selected titles will also screen at the University of Wollongong and the ARC cinema in Canberra.

Opening night will kick off with the Australian premiere of the smash hit comedy Starbuck, about a Montreal slacker who learns that, thanks to a prolific bout of sperm donation twenty years earlier, he’s fathered 533 children.

Seven days later, the Festival will close with the Sydney premiere of War Witch, a powerful drama about African child soldiers which recently won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and Best Film at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Other highlights include includes Hockey comedy Goon, Oscar-nominated drama Monsieur Lazhar, which also won the audience award at the Sydney Film Festival, award winning Quebec indie Nuit #1, and the acclaimed Francine starring Oscar-winner Melissa Leo

Audiences will have the rare opportunity to vote for the Audience Award for Best Film and meet prestigious Canadian filmmakers visiting Australia for the festival. The inaugural Jury Award for Best Film will be chosen by the Official Competition jury, comprised this year of Canadian producer David Fedirchuk, American programmer Eddie Cockrell and Australian critic Alice Tynan.

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The full list of titles includes:

  • Leave it on the Floor
  • Roller Town
  • Cloudburst
  • Francine
  • Pink Ribbons Inc.
  • Replicas
  • 40 Days at Base Camp
  • Surviving Progress
  • United States of Africa: Beyond Hip Hop
  • Indie Game: The Movie
  • I Am A Good Person / I Am A Bad Person
  • Ora (Short Film)
  • Goon
  • Collaborator
  • Starbuck
  • Monsieur Lazhar
  • The World Before Her
  • War Witch: Curious Films
  • Beyond The Walls
  • Surviving Progress
  • Nuit #1
  • Wetlands