Cocksure Lads, Pretend We’re Kissing bookend Canadian Film Fest

The Toronto-shot indie films will be among eight feature films and 16 shorts to screen over the festival's four-day run in Toronto next month.
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The Canadian Film Fest is to open with Murray Foster’s The Cocksure Lads Movie, and close with Matt Sadowski’s Pretend We’re Kissing, organizers said Wednesday.

The two Toronto-shot indie films will be among eight feature films and 16 shorts to screen over the festival’s four-day run in March.

Foster’s musical comedy and Sadowski’s romantic comedy that stars Zoe Kravitz both debuted at the Whistler Film Festival.

The Canadian Film Fest is also giving a world premiere to director Shaun Benson’s Barn Wedding, which stars Benson and Emily Coutts. And there’s Canadian premieres for Late Night Double Feature, directed by Navin Ramaswaran, Zach Ramelan and Torin Langen, and director Saul Pincus’s Nocturne, an offbeat urban fairy tale about an insomniac who falls in love with a sleepwalker.

And there’s Toronto premieres for director Mars Horodyski’s Ben’s at Home, Deanne Foley’s Relative Happiness and Shooting the Musical from director Joel Ashton McCarthy, which debuted at Whistler under the title After Film School.

Short films set to screen at the festival include Virginia Abramovich’s Lunchbox Loser, Rouzbeh Heydari’s Astraea and Simone Stock’s Iris.

The Canadian Film Fest, a showcase for emerging Canadian indie filmmakers, is set to run in Toronto from March 25 to 28, 2015.