TIFF 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. 


All My Puny Sorrows dir. Michael McGowan
Charlotte dir. Eric Warin, Tahir Rana
Drunken Birds dir. Ivan Grbovic 
Learn To Swim dir. Thyrone Tommy
Night Raiders dir. Danis Goulet 
Maria Chapdelaine dir. Sébastien Pilote
Scarborough dirs. Shasha Nakhai, Rich Williamson
Ste. Anne dir. Rhayne Vermette
Subjects of Desire dir. Jennifer Holness
The White Fortress dir. Igor Drljaca


Ain't No Time for Women dir. Sarra El Abed
Angakusajaujuq - The Shaman's Apprentice dir. Zacharias Kunuk
Boobs dir. Marie Valade
DEFUND dirs. Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah, Araya Mengesha 
Fanmi dirs. Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers, Carmine Pierre-Dufour 
Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair dir. Alanis Obomsawin 
Les Grandes Claques dir. Annie St-Pierre
Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics dir.Terril Calder
The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night dir. Fawzia Mirza
Together dir. Albert Shin

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