Deepa Mehta
Deepa Mehta

Canada’s 12th Annual Top 10 Film list was announced this week. Films by Sarah Polley, Deepa Mehta and Nisha Pahuja were included on the list.

TIFF will screen the films in Toronto from January 4-13 and additional screenings will be hosted in other Canadian cities as well.  The Top 10 Film List was established in 2001 to highlight achievements in Canadian cinema. To be eligible, filmmakers must be Canadian citizens, residents or have a history of working in Canadian film.

Below are the women-directed films included (Synopses are from the CBC):

Deepa Mehta - Midnight's Children, Mehta's adaptation of Salman Rushdie's epic novel.

Sarah Polley - Stories We Tell, Polley's investigation into the secret of her parentage.

Nisha Pahuja - The World Before Her, a documentary juxtaposing a Miss India pageant camp with a fundamentalist camp for girls.

Polley, Cronenberg, Mehta films named to Canada's Top Ten (CBC News)