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The festival of independent Canadian features, documentaries and shorts will be a virtual event once again in 2021
The Canadian Film Fest will once again be streaming on Super Channel this year.
The Toronto-based film festival – which dedicates itself to screening nothing but independent Canadian features, documentaries and shorts – will be a virtual event once again in 2021, presenting its program on Super Channel Fuse over three weekends in April.
Features will air Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 9 pm ET, repeating at midnight, with the short programs airing Saturdays at noon ET, repeating at 3 pm. Each film will be preceded by an exclusive short film; most will be followed by filmmaker Q&As.
The 2021 festival opens April 1 with Wendy Morgan’s Sugar Daddy, which blew us away when it opened the Whistler Film Festival in December 2020. Writer/producer Kelly McCormack stars as a struggling musician who joins an agency that provides “paid dinner companions” for wealthy men and finds herself drawn to one of her clients (Colm Feore).
Also screening this year are Andrew C’s White Elephant (April 2), a teen drama about racial divides in 1996 Scarborough; Vanya Rose-Kuhrt’s Woman In Car (April 3), a psychological thriller about a woman (Helene Joy) who becomes obsessed with her son’s new fiancée (Liane Balaban); The Last Villains, Mad Dog & The Butcher (April 10), Thomas Rinfret’s documentary about the Vachon wrestling family, and Events Transpiring Before, During, And After A High School Basketball Game (April 16), an ensemble comedy featuring Andrew Phung, late of Kim’s Convenience.
The CFF helpfully points out that a month’s subscription to Super Channel Fuse – available through cable providers, and as an add-on with Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV – costs less than a single ticket for the pre-pandemic festival.
The Canadian Film Fest begins April 1. Full schedule and program details are available at canfilmfest.ca.