The Opening of Newmarket Film Festival



The Newmarket film festival kicked off its annual event today with the opening of a feature documentary called 'About Adultery', by Bara Jichova Tyson.


The film premiered on LA Independent Film Channel which is screening the feature films of Newmarket Film Festival in North of Toronto. Later in the day, Newmarket Film Festival screened a Canadian film called 'Fade' at the Toronto Short Film Channel. Toronto Short Film Channel is screening the short films of Newmarket Film Festival on their online platform.


Newmarket is a beautiful and historic town in North of Toronto where many stars such as Jim Carey were born. The Newmarket film festival has an annual event with a weekly program of international and Canadian features and shorts of all genres.


The festival is sponsored by Toronto Short Film Channel in association with the Toronto Film Magazine.


The annual festival has turned into an online event because of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the NIFF committee has turned the event into a creative festival which screens films through LA Independent Film Channel and Toronto Short Film Channel. The festival has provided all the official selections with the option to screen their films in a secured non downloadable online public event.


The jury of Newmarket Film Festival consists of filmmakers, film critics and film scholars from Toronto who will be announcing the annual winners on July 26th.


Here is the list of the official selections of 2020 Newmarket Film Festival.


Narrative feature competition:


No Apology (Canada)

Directed by: Gilbert Allan


The Color Rose (US)

Directed by: Courtney Paige


Zu der Sternen (Germany)

Directed by: Nicolai Tegeler


Pendulum (Canada)

Directed by: Mostafa Azizi & Amir Ganjavie


Deadly Promises (US)

Directed by: Joseph Ramos


U (U.S.)

Directed by: Daminico Lynch


The Astronot (Canada)

Directed by: Tim Cash


Gypsy (Canada)

Directed by: Samuel Kiehoon Lee


Documentary competition:


Loud Mouth Queer (U.S.)

Directed by: Travis Johns


The Khe Sanh Peace Garden (Vietnam)

Directed by: Tinh Mahoney


The Food We Eat (Canada)

Directed by: Robert Fisher


GO WEST TO BE A TEACHER (China)

Director Chen Liu


Chasing Mandela's Rainbow (U.S.)

Directed by: Gary Janks


Tumblehome (Canada)

Directed by: David Arthur & Brian Cook


The Flaws of Copyright Infringement Laws (U.S.)

Directors Starr Jarrard , Elijah Schleiban


There is Tea, if You Drink (Turkey)

Directed by: Cihan Emre Zengin


Enclosure (Brazil)

Directed by: Julia Guggisberg Hannud, Catharina Scarpellini


Vinyl Resurrection (Canada)

Directed by: Robert Fisher


The One and Only Jewish Miss America (US)

Directed by: David Arond


Talking About Adultery (US)

Directed by: Bara Jichova Tyson


Sockeye Salmon. Red fish (Russia)

Directed by: Dmitriy Shpilenok, Vladislav Grishin


Narrative Short Competition:


I Like to Work (Italy)

Directed by: Luca Guardabascio


Wednesday (Canada)

Directed by: Lisa Delhom, Jérémy Paquet


The Favor (France)

Directed by: HENRY Bruno


To Kern (U.S.)

Directed by: Rongdanyang "Sunny" Xiang


Not Your Average Bear (Canada)

Directed by: Cliff Skelton


Boat Boy (Ireland)

Directed by: Joe Madden


The Scarf (U.S.)

Directors Danda Russo, Luciana Battistini


Power Up! (U.S.)

Directed by: Meghan Falcone


A.I. Generator (Japan)

Directed by: Saiko Watabe


Decliners (Austria)

Directed by: Georg Tüchert


Stari Grad (Old Town) (U.S.)

Directed by: Jack Beck


Fade (Canada)

Directed by: Jamie Knox, Chris Whelan


The Ribbon (U.S.)

Directed by: Jonathan Galland


Sycamore (Turkey)

Directed by: Mehmet Tığlı


Order (Italy)

Directed by: Damiano Oberoffer


I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (China)

Director Zhanliang Li


Who Is Responsible (U.S.)

Director Sena Tunali


Ecclesiastes (U.S.)

Director Lola Rùi


Why We Are Unhappy in Cities (China)

Directed by: Zhao Gang

© Toronto Film Mag I 2020