Canada’s national cinema has long been overlooked, despite producing major talents ranging from Joyce Wieland to David Cronenberg. In recent years, a new generation of young filmmakers has come to the fore, including artists whose work has been shown on MUBI in the past, like Isiah Medina (88:88) and Antoine Bourges (Fail to Appear). Nonetheless, these filmmakers have persisted against many odds (and low budgets!) and together form a new wave founded on invention and community. We’re ecstatic to offer this showcase of 10 new groundbreaking films, starting with Ashley McKenzie’s Werewolf, a soulful examination of substance and romantic addiction in Cape Breton, and closing with Maison du Bonheur, a resplendent portrait of a Parisian astrologist and her daily life. Despite originating from several different provinces, these varying cinematic visions all share a distinct commitment to experiment with form to explore challenges faced by Canadians today, including economic injustice, substance abuse, and rural poverty. We expect that this is but the beginning of a national cinematic renaissance.