July 30, 2020

NO ORDINARY MAN to have its world premiere at the 2020 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

            AISLING CHIN-YEE AND CHASE JOYNT’S NO ORDINARY MAN TO HAVE ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT THE 2020 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Written by transgender writer Amos Mac and Montreal filmmaker Aisling Chin-Yee, No Ordinary Man represents the only feature film with transgender filmmakers screening at this year’s TIFF Toronto, ON […]

June 8, 2020

“No Ordinary Man” at Cannes Documentary Showcase

Parabola’s latest production “No Ordinary Man” is at the Cannes Film Festival’s Documentary Showcase for works-in-progress. The feature documentary, directed by Aisling Chin-Yee & Chase Joynt, and written by Aisling Chin-Yee & Amos Mac is one of four films representing Canada at this year’s market. For decades, the life of American Jazz musician, Billy Tipton, […]

February 26, 2020

Stream 1999 for free in Canada

Samara Chadwick‘s beautiful and haunting documentary “1999” is now available to stream for free in English and French on the National Film Board’s web site: English: https://www.nfb.ca/film/1999-en French: https://www.onf.ca/film/1999 Share your thoughts about the film or reach out to Samara on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/1999film/

January 9, 2019

Press love for 1999

  After a festival circuit with stops in Kosovo, Switzerland, New York, Toronto, Italy and of course Moncton, New Brunswick, the critics are in and they love 1999! “Chadwick intrepidly shifts backwards and forwards in time, she and her protagonists speaking in their native Chiac …the language flows sometimes literally word by word between the two […]

June 30, 2017

New Parabola Film “1999” first Canadian film ever to get Eurimages funding

Parabola Films’ upcoming documentary “1999” is honoured to be the first Canadian production to receive Creative Europe’s Eurimages Fund, in the first year of Canada’s participation in this prestigious grant for European co productions. “1999” was the only documentary selected for funding among the 27 projects that were approved by the committee. The film, directed […]


not about us without us: documentary foot travel over documentary tourism

Founded in 2010 by Sarah Spring and Selin Murat, Parabola Films produces highly curated author-driven documentaries for festivals, theatrical, and broadcast. Parabola Films has positioned itself as a production company that works with directors with a distinct visual and narrative approach and its filmmakers push the boundaries of documentary storytelling in compelling and creative ways. Parabola’s films are consistently programmed at prestigious national and international film festivals and produced in partnership with celebrated institutions such as the National Film Board of Canada, the Sundance Institute, and broadcasters around the world. Parabola participates in all major documentary markets and has pitched at France’s Sunny Side of the Doc, Argentina’s Latin Side of the Doc, and China’s Asian Side of the Doc; Sheffield Doc/Fest; New York’s IFP Film Week; Istanbul’s Meetings Under the Bridge, the Bogota AudioVisual Market, the Hot Docs Forum and the IDFA Forum.