The C Word - What Makes A Film Canadian?
This panel discussion featured different perspectives from Canada's Top Ten Film Festival guests on what makes a film Canadian.
The Canada's Top Ten Film Festival brings Canada's most acclaimed short and feature filmmakers together for screenings, onstage conversations, and industry-related programming. Designed to celebrate the achievements of Canadian filmmakers and promote contemporary Canadian cinema, films are selected by a panel of filmmakers and industry professionals from across Canada. In order to be eligible, films must be directed by a Canadian citizen or resident and have been released commercially or played a major film festival in Canada.
Moderated by University of Alberta film scholar and Canada's Top Ten Film Festival panelist Liz Czach, this Higher Learning panel featured different perspectives from Canada's Top Ten Film Festival guests — directors Jeff Barnaby (Rhymes for Young Ghouls), Alan Zweig (When Jews Were Funny), and Senior Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, Steve Gravestock — on what makes a film Canadian.
This Higher Learning event was held on January 10, 2014 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.