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June 16, 2021 - June 20, 2021

Breakthroughs Film Festival

Hosted by Breakthroughs Film Festival

The 10th Annual Breakthroughs Film Festival will run from June 16-20 with film screenings, talkbacks with participating filmmakers and industry programs. We’re thrilled to share the line-up this year programmed under the theme of VISIBLE INVISIBLE: exploring the stories of marginalized identities, that are both highly visible and yet seemingly invisible at the same time. The stories of traditions and rituals, parenthood and generational solidarity, along with a multifaceted look into our homes - whether that’s a shared space like a big city or as intimate a space as your own body.

During the 5 days of the festival you will be able to watch all 26 films in the program from the comfort of your own home. Films will be available to watch on-demand from June 16-20. All screenings will include Q&As with participating filmmakers. Please see the program descriptions for more information.

*Please note that our festival is geo-blocked to Canada, which means you will need to be in Canada to watch the films.


Breakthroughs Film Festival

The only festival in Canada devoted exclusively to short films made by emerging women & non binary directors.