The ninth annual promotional showcase runs during the Cannes market and features competition entries from David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan and Xavier Dolan.

The films in Perspective Canada are: Ricardo Trogi’s 1987; Adam Macdonald’s Backcountry; Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart’s I Put A Hit On You; Denis Côté’s Joy Of Man’s Desiring; Jaret Belliveau’s Kung Fu Elliot; Matthew Komalchuk’s Lawrence & Holloman; David Cronenberg’s Map To The Stars; and Daniel Grou (Podz)’s Miraculum.

The roster continues with Xavier Dolan’s Mommy; Craig Goodwill’s Patch Town; Deanne Foley’s Relative Happiness; Yan Lanouette Turgeon’s Rock Paper Scissors; Atom Egoyan’s The Captive; Pat Kiely’s Three Night Stand; Andrew Huculiak’s Violent; and Stéphane Lafleur’s Directors’ Fortnight entry Tu Dors Nicole (You’re Sleeping Nicole).

The Telefilm line-up includes the Not Short On Talent short film spotlight.

“Cannes is also vital in terms of deal making,” said Telefilm Canada executive director Carolle Brabant. “The Marché du Film is a hub where industry professionals debut and discover over 5,000 films.

“These 16 Perspective Canada titles demonstrate the scope of our industry in terms of connecting with audiences. We’re also pleased to note that we received more than 300 applications for Not Short On Talent – double the amount from last year.” 
For the full schedule of short films click here.