Atom Egoyan's Adoration, Kari Skogland's Fifty Dead Men Walking and Marie-Helène Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu's Sundance 2009 World Cinema competitor Before Tomorrow were among the features selected as Canada's Top Ten for 2008.

Organized by the Toronto International Film Festival Group, the eighth annual presentation celebrates the year in film, both long- and short-form. As per custom the selection was presented not in order of merit but alphabetically. Most of the films have yet to be distributed in Canada.

Top Ten Canadian Feature Films of 2008

Adoration Atom Egoyan
Before Tomorrow Marie-Helène Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu
Ce Qu'il Faut Pour Vivre (The Necessities Of Life) Benoit Pilon
C'est Pas Moi, Je Le Jure! (It's Not Me, I Swear!) Philippe Falardeau
Fifty Dead Men Walking Kari Skogland
Heaven On Earth Deepa Mehta
Lost Song Rodrigue Jean
Maman Est Chez Le Coiffeur (Mommy Is At The Hairdresser's) Lea Pool
La Memoire Des Anges (The Memories Of Angels) Luc Bourdon
Pontypool Bruce McDonald

Top Ten Canadian Short Films of 2008

La Battue Guy Édoin
Block B Chris Chong Chan Fui
Drux Flux Theodore Ushev
Ghosts And Gravel Roads Michael Rollo
Green Door Semi Chellas
Next Floor Denis Villeneuve
Nikamowin (Song) Kevin Lee Burton
Passages Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre
Princess Margaret Blvd Kazik Radwanski
Mon Nom Est Victor Gazon Patrick Gaze

'This is an exceptional list. We are thrilled with the diversity of the selected films this year, as it reflects the strength and health of the Canadian film industry,' said Piers Handling, director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival Group in a statement. 'For eight years now, Canada's Top Ten has been celebrating Canadian films and talent, leading the world in building markets and audiences for Canadian work.'

The lists of features and short films is compiled by national panels composed of filmmakers, journalists, programmers and industry professionals. This year's film selectors included several filmmakers lauded in last year's Top Ten selection, including Jody Shapiro, producer of My Winnipeg; Damon D'Oliveira, producer of Poor Boy's Game; and Yung Chang, director of the documentary Up The Yangstze.