Canadian films at the Shanghai International Film Festival

Canada’s film industry will be back at the Shanghai international film Festival (june 16 to 24) with an exceptional line-up of 19 films, including one feature — Quebecer Micheline Lanctôt’s Pour l’amour de Dieu (For the Love of God) — in official competition.

Canada has participated in the Shanghai International Film Festival for more than 10 years, and this year, will continue its contribution by providing Chinese audiences with a diversity of Canadian films, including a Focus Canada series of 10 feature films, a series of 8 documentaries , in addition to the screening of Micheline Lanctôt’s Pour l’amour de Dieu.

An essential gateway to the Asian market, the Shanghai International Film Festival marks its 15th edition this year.

Among other activities, the Festival will hold several news conferences, including one with Chinese media to mark the opening of Focus Canada and one specifically for the Canadian film in official competition.

Official Competition (Golden Goblet Awards)

Pour l’amour de Dieu (For the Love of God
Director: Micheline Lanctôt
Production: Sherpas Films, Lycaon Pictus
International distribution: Filmoption International
Supported by the Canada Feature Film Fund

Focus Canada

La Vallée des larmes (The Valley of Tears) – World Premiere
Après la neige (Winter Passed) – World Premiere
 – International Premiere
I’m Yours
Killing Ruth – The Snuff Dialogues
Lucky 7 
– International Premiere
La Peur de l’eau (Fear of Water)
Roméo Onze (Romeo Eleven)
Sur le rythme (On the Beat)

Magnolia International Documentary Awards (MIDA)

1.      40 Days at Base Camp, Dianne Whelan; Rebel Sister Productions

2.      A People Uncounted, Aaron Yeger; Urbinder Films

3.      Les États-Unis d’Afrique(United States of Africa), Yanick Létourneau; Péripheria Productions, National Film Board of Canada

4.      Payback, Jennifer Baichwal; National Film Board of Canada

5.      People of a Feather, Joel Heath; Sanikiluaq Running Pictures

6.      To Make a Farm, Steve Suderman; Orangeville Road Pictures

7.      Trente tableaux (In Pieces), Paule Baillargeon; National Film Board of Canada

8.      Waking the Green Tiger, Gary Marcuse; Face to Face Media

9.      We Ain’t Rich or Famous but We’re the Happy Pals, Jay Bajaj; Bajaj Films Productions


Note : The schedule is subject to change, please refer to Shanghai International Film Festival official website :

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