What better place to showcase homegrown Canadian talent than at our country's biggest film festival?

The 2012 Toronto Film Festival announced the Canadian slate of movies today (added to its original announcement of gala movies), and it's an eclectic mix of new and old, with first-time filmmakers mingling with industry veterans. Brandon Cronenberg (yes, son of the acclaimed director David Cronenberg) will be screening his first feature film (Antiviral) at this year's TIFF, along with the likes of Deepa Mehta (Water), who will be sharing her latest film, Midnight's Children.

"Through comedy, thrills, drama and suspense, films in the lineup present stories of youth and violence, coming of age, the environment, dysfunctional families, sex and celebrity," said Steve Gravestock, Senior Programmer at TIFF. "From intimate, affecting stories with big impact to films with global scope, the Canadian films in this year's festival will move audiences."

Big names like Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell), Bruce Sweeney (The Crimes of Mike Recket) and Michael McGowan (Still) will also have movies this year.

Here are some of the Canadian movies set to screen at this year's film festival.

(For a complete lineup, schedule, and all TIFF information, visit the festival's website.)

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