Canada's Top Ten (2021)

“Not since its inaugural year in 2001 have there been so many first appearances among the feature-film selections. Some of these films made their world premieres during the Festival and are now debuting their works on the international festival circuit, which is remarkable for first-time directors — I couldn’t be prouder.” —Cameron Bailey, CEO, TIFF

Marking its 20th year, TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten list features a diverse group of filmmakers, spotlighting every genre, and showcases the wealth of talent in the Canadian film industry.

The list below begins with the top ten features and ends with the top ten shorts.

For more information on the program and the films, head to tiff.net/topten. #SeeTheNorth

  • Maria Chapdelaine
  • All My Puny Sorrows
  • Charlotte
  • Drunken Birds
  • Learn to Swim
  • Night Raiders
  • Scarborough
  • Ste. Anne
  • Subjects of Desire
  • The White Fortress
  • Ain't No Time For Women
  • The Shaman's Apprentice
  • Boobs
  • DEFUND
  • Fanmi
  • Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair
  • Like the Ones I Used to Know
  • Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics
  • The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night
  • Together