I know I'm a little late on this, but it would be silly not to mention yesterday's announcement of the Gala screenings and the Special Presentation series of the Toronto International Film Festival. These are the most high profile lineups, especially since the series require that stars/filmmakers attend the screenings. (Last year, some friends and I were fortunate enough to get tickets to the gala screening of Precious. And, oh my god, having Oprah introduce the movie is totally worth forty bucks.)
The title I'm most excited about is the adaptation of Mordecai Richler's Barney's Version. (If you recall, I really liked the book.) I really hope that with Barney's Version, Canadian film will gain some much needed attention. So far the lineup seems to be a really one, with titles like Black Swan, Never Let Me Go, Miral, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Love Crime, and Another Year, although I'm disappointed that Bruce McDonald's Trigger wasn't among those announced (hopefully it will be among the Canadian series...). The full list is available at TIFF's site.