This September, CFC alumni made waves for their work at TIFF 21, where films like Wildhood, Quickening, All My Puny Sorrows, Learn to Swim, and more made headlines and earned critical acclaim. Additionally, the nominees for the 2021 DGC Awards were announced and revealed a long list of alumni projects. As summer comes to an end, CFC alumni are showing no signs of slowing down as they head into fall with new announcements, projects and festival appearances.
Read on for the latest updates on CFC alumni.
Cinema of Change
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
October 23, 2021
CFC alumni earned 20 nominations for this year’s awards, which will be handed out virtually on October 23, 2021TIFF Awards
Danis Goulet was the recipient of this year’s TIFF Emerging Talent Award
See the full list of 2021 TIFF Tribute Award recipients here.
October 1-11, 2021
A number of alumni films are playing at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival, including:
Night Raiders, from writer/director Danis Goulet, starring Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, from producer Paul Barkin, executive producer Kyle Irving, and edited by Jorge Weisz
Tyler Levine is a producer on All My Puny Sorrows, the adaptation of Miriam Toews’ novel, co-edited by Orlee Buium
Handle With Care: The Legend of the Notic Streetball Crew, co-directed by Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux
Learn to Swim, from director/co-writer Thyrone Tommy, co-writer Marni Van Dyk, producer Alona Metzer, associate producers Lindsay Blair Goeldner and Mark Andrew Sirju, executive producer Matt Code, editors Baun Mah and Shaun Rykiss, starring Thomas Antony Olajide, with music editing by Simon Poole and original songs by TiKA and Casey MQ
Quickening, the debut feature from writer-director Haya Waseem, with music by composer Spencer Creaghan
See for Me, from director Randall Okita
Wildhood, from writer-director Bretten Hannam, produced by Gharrett Patrick Paon, executive produced by Damon D’Oliveira, edited by Shaun Rykiss, featuring Joel Thomas Hynes, with music by composer Neil Haverty
The Horses(short), from director Liz Cairns
Things We Feel but Do Not Say (short), from director Lauren Grant
Sort Of, a refreshing comedy about a young gender-fluid caregiver, whose life plans are disrupted when tragedy strikes the family they help to maintain, featuring episodes directed by Renuka Jeyapalan, writing by Jenn Engels, produced by Jennifer Kawaja and starring Supinder Wraich is available to stream on CBC Gem as of October 5
Aaron Martin has two series premiering this fall. Season 4 of Slasher will premiere on Hollywood Suite on October 4, 2021. Season 2 of Another Life will premiere on Netflix on October 14, 2021
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