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Free virtual film festival, May 29 – June 7, 2020

Film festivals from around the world including TIFF, Cannes, and Sundance have joined together to stream movies free on YouTube as part of the “We Are One: A Global Film Festival”, a 10-day event showcasing a selection of feature films, shorts, documentaries,
music, comedy, and panel discussions. Viewers can make donations to the World Health Organization Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund through the festival, which runs from May 29 until June 7.

Participating Film Festivals:

  • Annecy International Animation Film Festival
  • Berlin International Film Festival
  • BFI London Film Festival
  • Cannes Film Festival
  • Guadalajara International Film Festival
  • International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM)
  • Jerusalem Film Festival
  • Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI)
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • Locarno Film Festival
  • Marrakech International Film Festival
  • New York Film Festival
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR)
  • San Sebastian International Film Festival
  • Sarajevo Film Festival
  • Sundance Film Festival
  • Sydney Film Festival
  • Tokyo International Film Festival
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Tribeca Film Festival
  • Venice Film Festival

April 22: National Canadian Film Day

To celebrate National Canadian Film Day, here are some sites that are making Canadian Films available to you at home:

REEL CANADA: Wednesday April 22, 2020 marks the seventh
annual National Canadian Film Day, presented by REEL CANADA.
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate from home, browse our
curated playlist of outstanding Canadian films. REEL CANADA

CBC GEM: Experience storytelling at its best with uniquely
Canadian movies, connecting our country, in this special collection celebrating film in Canada. CBC GEM

Stratford Festival: Since you can’t visit us at the moment, we’re
offering access to 12 of our most successful Shakespeare
productions, on film. Stratford Festival


Screenings suspended due to COVID-19

To manage the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19),
Ontario’s chief medical officer of health has asked all Ontarians
to practice social distancing as much as possible. He has also
recommended the suspension of all large gatherings (those with more than 250 people).

In keeping with these recommendations, Algoma International Films has suspended our screenings until further notice. We hope to reschedule screening of our last 2 films of the season, Pain and Glory and It Must Be Heaven, once physical distancing restrictions are withdrawn.




Winter 2020 Lineup announced

Film titles and dates for the 2020 Winter season are now

Jan. 23: Sometimes Always Never
Jan. 30: The Song of Names
Feb. 13: Gisaengchung / Parasite
Feb. 20: Portrait de la jeune fille en feu / Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Feb. 27: Il pleuvait des oiseaux / And the Birds Rained Down
Mar. 12: Antigone
Mar. 25: Dolor y gloria / Pain and Glory
(please note that March 25 is a Wednesday)
Apr. 2: It Must Be Heaven

Descriptions for the movies are posted on the Schedule page.


SYLVIA Drives Away with the Gold Medal at MANHATTAN SHORT 2019

Sylvia, written and directed by Richard Prendergast (United
Kingdom), is the Gold Medal Winner of the 2019 Manhattan Short Film Festival. Sylvia is the fact-based story of the deep meaning
one car had to a family, a tale that resonated with viewers around the world.

Nefta Football Club, directed by Yves Piat of France, won the Silver Medal for its hilarious depiction of a cocaine smuggling operation gone wrong. This Time Away, written and directed Magali Barbe, also of the UK, wins the Bronze Medal for its story of an aging man whose spirits are raised by a robotic companion.

The Best Actor Award goes to veteran thespian John Standing for his performance in A Family Affair.

The global audience has voted. Congratulations to all the winners!

Check out the full website at Manhattan Short 2019

Results of Manhattan Short ballots

Results of MANHATTAN SHORT 2019 voting
by the Algoma International Film audience was:

Best Film:
Nefta FC                          44
Sylvia                                 34
Debris                               17
Tipped                               17
A Family Affair             15
Malou                                12
The Match                       11
This Time Away            10
Driving Lessons               8
The End of the World   6

Best Actor:
John Standing       49
Fiona Vroom          34
Jolie Lennon           24
Timothy Spall         23
A Leslie Kies           20
Tenoch Huerta      20

Fall 2019 Lineup

Film titles and dates for the 2019 Fall Season are confirmed.

Sept. 12: Wild Rose
Sept. 26: MANHATTAN SHORT 2019
Oct. 10: The Farewell
Oct. 24: Mouthpiece
Nov. 7: The Souvenir
Nov. 14: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Descriptions for the movies are now posted on the SCHEDULE.

Hope to see you at the theatre this fall!

Winter 2019 lineup confirmed

Dates and titles for the Winter 2019 season are now set.

Jan. 17:   Colette
Jan. 31:   Shoplifters
Feb. 7:   If Beale Street Could Talk
Feb. 21:   Cold War
Feb. 28:   The Grizzlies
Mar. 21:   Non-Fiction
Mar. 28:   Capernaum
Apr. 4:   Woman at War

Stay tuned. Descriptions of these fascinating movies coming early in the new year …