HIGHLIGHTS: Toronto DOC Festival November 2022

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:

Best Feature Film: SONG OF THE CICADA
Best Short Form Short Film: A Message From The Kogi Tribe of the Don Diego River Basin
Best Long Form Short Film: LONG WAY FROM HOME
Best Nature DOC: IRIDESCENT
Best Cinematography: ROCCO UP
Best Sports DOC: MIRACLE IN MISSOULA

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

MIRACLE IN MISSOULA, 39min,. USA, Documentary

Directed by Dawson Ahrenstorff
A documentary featuring the greatest comeback in Brawl of the Wild history and the unbridled passion for football between the University of Montana and Montana State.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


A Message From The Kogi Tribe of the Don Diego River Basin, 7min., Columbia, Documentary

Directed by Boris Thompson-Roylance
Take a glimpse into The Kogi, an ancient Colombian civilisation that might just hold the answer to the climate crisis happening across the world right now.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


ROCCO UP, 22min., USA, Documentary
Directed by John Madere
Rocco is an autistic boy who has always felt at home in the ocean. He lives in Montauk with his parents and younger sister. Ben, Rocco’s father, who has always dreamt of having a surfing son, sets out to teach Rocco, who is non-verbal, to surf. Sara, Rocco’s mother, takes the lead on his cognitive and language development.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


IRIDESCENT, 16min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Keith Ladzinski
When it comes to the discovery and documentation of birds, Tim Laman is one of the best in the world. As he entered the final curation stages of his forthcoming book, Bird Planet, fellow bird lover and National Geographic photographer Keith Ladzinski reached out with an opportunity to go on safari in one of the world’s birding hotspots, Brazil’s Pantanal region. It had been on Tim’s bucket list for years but he had yet to visit, so he jumped at the chance to photograph some of South America’s best birds.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


LONG WAY FROM HOME, 45min., Egypt, Documentary
Directed by Mostafa El Soly
After being subjected to a physical disability that almost killed her, the stray dog, Layaly, was moved to a shelter to recover physically and psychologically. Soly the filmmaker decided to follow her story from day one till the end . Doctors diagnose her neck injury as permanent and incurable. They expected she would die within a short time if she did not respond to physical and psychological treatment. The dog’s condition worsens in her new shelter and her days in life seem numbered.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


SONG OF THE CICADA, 75min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Aaron Weiss, Robert Weiss
A decade in the making, this documentary chronicles the musings and lifestyle of an eccentric mortician with an attraction to the forbidden living in the coastal town of Galveston, Texas.

https://www.wildsound.ca/videos/song-of-the-cicada-feature-film-review

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