CFC Alumni Win 2019 WGC Awards

By Margaret DeRosia ● May 01, 2019 12:20


The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is thrilled to share the great news that four of our alumni won Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) Screenwriting Awards at the WGC’s 23rd annual gala on Monday, April 29. The awards ceremony took place at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning’s Koerner Hall in Toronto, and celebrates the best Canadian screenwriting talent behind some of the most engaging and powerful Canadian-made TV, films, documentaries and web series.

During the ceremony, the WGC’s executive director Maureen Parker and the CFC’s chief programs officer Kathryn Emslie also announced the new Denis McGrath Bursary Award, a joint award that will annually offer a $5,000 cash bursary to a deserving CFC TV writer in the Bell Media Prime Time TV Program – more details to follow!


A man drives at night, the reflective glare of traffic lights on his windshield.

BEST FEATURE FILM

Jeremy Boxen, for 22 CHASER

This film was also produced by CFC Features, and as part of his speech, Boxen gave a warm shout out to Justine Whyte, Director and Executive Producer, CFC Features, for believing in the project over many years.


Two women sit at a table at night.Credit: Twitter (@BletchleySF).

BEST NEW SERIES SCRIPT

Daegan Fryklind, for The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, "Presidio"


A fluffy golden-furred cat sits on a table and is groomed by a woman.

Credit: CBC.

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Michael McNamara, for Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit


Two people, a man in the foreground and a woman behind him, walk down a hall pointing guns.

Credit: CTV News. 

BEST TV DRAMA

Sarah Dodd, for Cardinal: Blackfly Season 2, "Red"


A warm congratulations to all of our alumni, and to all of the talented writers who were nominated and awarded in the ceremony! Read more about the night’s festivities here.


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Margaret DeRosia

Communications Specialist/Digital Writer & Editor