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


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


Screenwriting is the most prized of all the cinematic arts. Actually, it isn't, but it should be. 
- Hugh Laurie


I purposely try to make my music cinematic. I try to inspire visuals even though I'm only an instrument of sound.
- Jessie Reyez


I think I've always been drawn to the notion of talk as cinematic.
- Noah Baumbach


As a kid, as a poor-ish, working-class kid, even visiting America seemed like an impossible dream. Every time I ever went anywhere in America, it always felt cinematic and dreamlike and like a movie from the '70s or something.
- Martin McDonagh


With this silent film, I wanted to hide what was going on in the clinic. I wanted to cover it up in the best cinematic way and in an entertaining manner. 
- Pedro Almodovar


Cinema is a thankless industry where sometimes to appear on the cinematic scenery is a thing for late bloomers and people who are very patient. The places are accounted, and the space is often unwelcoming. Money is rare, and independent voices are muted by the almost complete absence of risk takers.
- Xavier Dolan


The actors are the greatest executors of tone in a film. They're the most important cinematic component.
- Alexander Payne


But actually I make films that I think are extremely sophisticated and cinematic.

- Mike Leigh


Frank Capra, Hollywood's Horatio Alger, lights with more cinematic know-how and zeal than any other director to convince movie audiences that American life is exactly like the 'Saturday Evening Post' covers of Norman Rockwell. 'It's A Wonderful Life,' the latest example of Capracorn, shows his art at a hysterical pitch.

- Manny Farber