The FCFF Totally Comprehensive Picks for the Oscars 2019

Another year, another awards season, and you know what that means. Lots of talk about prestigious awards films that you probably haven’t seen. Follow our guide and you’ll be the smartest person at your Oscar party when you talk about which short documentary really deserves the prize this year. Our expert watches all the films so that you don’t have to. Read more…

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Matthew Downs
Me, the “Other”

Celia. Biology. University of Michigan. The world has thrown it all at her. She is young but she has already experienced intense grief, fear, anger, frustration and the feeling of being “othered.” Yet, despite the adversity she’s faced from society, Celia wants to help change the lives of others.

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Catwalk: The Cutthroat World of Cat Pageantry

Thousands of dollars spent on appearance and out-of-state travelling; the scrutiny of judges and rivals; not to mention, prizes and ribbons galore. Surprisingly, these aren’t the words describing Toddlers & Tiaras but an even more merciless competition. Welcome to the world of cat shows.

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Wu Xiao
Haru’s New Year: From Pitch to Production

Meet Alice Shin, a Korean filmmaker who recently moved to Canada. Alice’s short film Haru’s New Year is an in-competition short at this year’s festival. WHat’s more, Haru’s New Year began as a pitch idea at the FCFF’s Pitch Fest last year!

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Wu Xiao