Canadian films hit the summer festival circuit! 07•31 Spotlight Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Subscribe From anticipated world premieres to successful genre films touring the world, Canadian cinema is making a splash on this summer’s festival circuit, spotlighting the global appeal of our diverse stories! Here are five homegrown flicks doing just that. Canadian world premieres to watch:Denis Côté’s WilcoxMaking its world premiere at Switzerland’s 72nd Locarno Film Festival (from August 17 to 17, 2019) in the Fuori Concorso section.The film’s website explains it’s about someone “who exists outside the norm” and roams around seeking freedom.Louis Bélanger’s Vivre à 100 milles à l’heureAmong the six Quebec films featured at the 12th edition of the Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême, this is our world premiere! (Psst! Canadian fans can also catch Vivre à 100 milles à l’heure in Quebec theatres as of September 27, 2019).Shot in Montreal and Quebec and set in the 1970s and ’80s, this coming of age story follows three boys whose friendship is tested. Can’t-miss Canadian genre films: Rob Grant’s Harpoon At the Sitges Film Festival, taking place from October 3 to 13, 2019 in Spain! (After premiering at the 47th Rotterdam Film Festival, Harpoon made its Asian premiere at Korea’s Bucheon Fantastic Festival.)Stuck in the middle of the ocean, three friends must deal with tensions and secrets.Won the audience award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2019 Calgary Underground Film Festival.Jen and Sylvia Soska’s RabidThis film’s world premiere is right around the corner at the London FrightFest Film Festival on August 22 to 26, 2019, or this fall at the Sitges Film Festival. (October 3 to 13, 2019.)Rose (played by Laura Vandervoort) gives a new stem cell treatment a try after a terrible accident.Canadian filmmaking twins the Soska sisters crafted this anticipated remake of David Cronenberg’s 1977 film.Jay Dahl’s Halloween Party Also premiering at London FrightFest this summer! (August 22 to 26, 2019)!Set in college, a Halloween computer meme unleashes vengeful entities into the world.Nominated for three ACTRA Maritimes Awards.