HIGHLIGHTS: Toronto DOC Festival Sept. 2022

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Feature Film: THE HIKE BACK
Best Short Film: NAVIGATING THE GREAT WHITE WAYh
Best Motivational Film: DELIVERING HOPE
Best Direction: OFFSHORE
Best Cinematography: TIME AND STONE
Best Sound & Music: ARRIVAL BY HORSE

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

DELIVERING HOPE, 89min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Jordan Orsak
Delivering Hope is a feature film documentary that tells the ultimate story of people coming together for something bigger than themselves. On November 16, 2019, eight days before his 50th birthday, ultra-runner Kevin Kline set out to become the first person in history to run the northernmost 300 miles of Alaska’s dangerous Dalton Highway, in winter, to raise awareness for children battling pediatric cancer. Traversing the world’s 10 most dangerous road, Kline and his crew face a hostile environment of -40F temperatures on a road made of ice in near total darkness to run an 8lb backpack full of childhood cancer names to the virtual top of the world. When Kline’s body shuts down after 200 miles, the crew is faced with a life-changing dilemma.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


TIME AND STONE, 83min., China, Documentary
Directed by Li Yue
In 1958, iron ore was discovered in the desert of the Qilian Mountains, at the western end of the Great Wall of China, and 30,000 young people came here to build the largest ironworks in northwest China.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


THE HIKE BACK, 60min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Ronnie Francisco Gonzalez
For many of America’s Veterans, the toughest battle begins when they come home. As a result, what started as a suicide crisis within the Military has become a full-blown silent epidemic claiming untold numbers. The Hike Back is the story of Irreverent Warriors, a free-spirited and unique organization started by Veterans for Veterans – their mission is to end Veteran suicide. The crazy thing? Where pills and therapy are failing, they are succeeding. The Hike Back is the story of raw and broken Veterans turning the tide — one hike at a time.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


ARRIVAL BY HORSE, 12min., UK
Directed by Robyn Pete
A dancer finds herself in a new practice – with horses. This film documents her process as she finds her authentic self through equine facilitated therapy.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


ELISEO ART SILVA: Finding the Wide American Earth, 13min., USA
Directed by Loren A Roberts, Roberto San Luis
Eliseo Art Silva, who co-designed the history Filipinotown arch in Los Angeles and has been credited for putting Los Angeles’ Filipinotown on the map with his historic “Gintong Kasaysayan” mural, travels to Seattle to research and develop a new mural that links Filipino and Filipino-American history together in a four-panel mural on the wall of the newly-built Filipino Community Village. The film follows the painting of the mural, and speaks with student interns, those who brought Eliseo to the Pacific Northwest, and the artist himself about the mural, the artistic process, and hopes for connecting cultures together through art.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


OFFSHORE, 14min., Iceland
Directed by Karel Candi
A short documentary about an Icelandic couple and their relationship to the sea.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


NAVIGATING THE GREAT WHITE WAY, 30min., USA
Directed by Jarred Bedgood
Follow along with Jarred Bedgood (director) as he interviews four Broadway performers and writers during the height of the racial unrest and the covid shutdown in 2020.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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