The Toronto International Film Festival is now less than a month away, but the festival that might well be the world’s biggest, at least in terms of sheer volume, is continuing to add to its line-up. It already has a formidable selection announced, and today added to that with its selection of Canadian programming.

Speculation that Xavier Dolan’s “The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan” might premiere in the sidebar ultimately came to naught, but there’s still at least one major treat, with the first screening of Netflix and CBC’s upcoming miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “Alias Grace,” from writer Sarah Polley and director Mary Harron, and starring Sarah Gadon and Anna Paquin. It’ll screen in the TV sidebar Primetime, which is yet to reveal the rest of its line up.

Otherwise, there’s movies starring Judy Greer, Geena Davis and Sandra Oh, plus the latest from “War Witch” director Kim Nguyen. Take a look at the full line-up below.

Canadian Features

Special Presentations
“Eye on Juliet,” Kim Nguyen, Canada, North American Premiere

“Our People Will Be Healed,” Alanis Obomsawin, Canada, World Premiere

“Living Proof,” Matt Embry, Canada, World Premiere
“The Carter Effect,” Sean Menard, Canada/USA, World Premiere
“There is a House Here,” Alan Zweig, Canada, World Premiere


“A Worthy Companion,” Carlos Sanchez, Jason Sanchez, Canada, World Premiere
“All You Can Eat Buddha,” Ian Lagarde, Canada, World Premiere
“AVA,” Sadaf Foroughi, Iran/Canada/Qatar, World Premiere
“Black Cop,” Cory Bowles, Canada, World Premiere
“Cardinals,” Grayson Moore, Aidan Shipley, Canada, World Premiere
“Luk’Luk’I,” Wayne Wapeemukwa, Canada, World Premiere
“Mary Goes Round,” Molly McGlynn, Canada, World Premiere
“Never Steady, Never Still,” Kathleen Hepburn, Canada, World Premiere

Contemporary World Cinema
“BLACK KITE,” Tarique Qayumi, Canada/Afghanistan, World Premiere
“Don’t Talk to Irene,” Pat Mills, Canada, World Premiere
“Les Affamés,” Robin Aubert, France/Canada, World Premiere
“Meditation Park,” Mina Shum, Canada, World Premiere
“Porcupine Lake,” Ingrid Veninger, Canada, World Premiere
“Public Schooled,” Kyle Rideout, Canada, World Premiere
“Pyewacket,” Adam MacDonald, Canada, World Premiere
“The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes),” Simon Lavoie, Canada, World Premiere

“Porcupine Lake”

“Alias Grace,” Mary Harron, Canada/USA, World Premiere

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“PROTOTYPE,” Blake Williams, Canada, North American Premiere
“Ta peau si lisse (A Skin so Soft),” Denis Côté, Canada/Switzerland, North American Premiere

“Public Schooled”


“I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing,”​ Patricia Rozema, Canada, 1987
New digital restoration: ​Work carried out at Technicolor, Toronto and Montreal under the supervision of Director Patricia Rozema.

“Picture of Light,”​ Peter Mettler, Canada, 1994
New digital restoration: ​ ​Work carried out at Technicolor, Toronto and Montreal, with soundtrack restoration by Lou Solakofski of Tattersall Sound and Picture, and Peter Bräker sound design, Switzerland, under the supervision of Director Peter Mettler.

“Rude​ Clement Virgo,” Canada, 1995
New digital restoration: ​Work carried out at Technicolor, Toronto and Montreal under the supervision of Director Clement Virgo and Producer Damon D’Oliveira.

“North of Superior​,” ​Graeme Ferguson,​ ​Canada, 1971
Special IMAX screening at Cinesphere.

The Toronto International Film Festival runs September 7 – 17 in Toronto, Canada.