CFC Alumni Take Home 18 2018 Canadian Screen Awards

By Cory Angeletti-Szasz ● March 12, 2018 10:20

Canadian Screen Week culminated last night with the live gala broadcast of the Canadian Screen Awards (CSAs) on CBC. The week and the awards celebrated the best of Canadian film, television and digital media content and talent. Among the winners are beloved homegrown titles and CFC alumni projects, including Maudie, Alias Grace, The Breadwinner, Mary Kills People and Orphan Black, and more!

Congratulations to all of the 2018 Canadian Screen Award winners, including 18 wins for CFC alumni. See the full list of alumni winners below.


Two young boys sit on a wall.

The Breadwinner

Achievement in Music – Original Score

  • Congratulations to former Composer Chair of The Slaight Family Music Lab on his award: Mychael Danna - The Breadwinner

Adapted Screenplay

  • Anita Doron - The Breadwinner

Movie poster for the film 'Maudie'

Original Screenplay

  • Sherry White - Maudie

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

  • Nabil Rajo – Boost

Best Short Documentary
Sponsor | Hot Docs

  • Take a Walk on The Wildside - Lauren Grant

John Dunning Discovery Award

  • Black Cop - Cory Bowles


Two young girls lean on a wooden fence.


Best Drama Series
Sponsor | National Bank of Canada

  • Anne
    CBC (CBC/Netflix)
    (Northwood Entertainment)
    Miranda de Pencier

Best Animated Program or Series
Sponsor | Spin Master Entertainment

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
    YTV (Corus Entertainment)
    (DHX Media)
    Kirsten Newlands

Best Limited Series or Program

  • Alias Grace
    CBC (CBC)
    (Halfire Entertainment)
    Sarah Polley

Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program
Sponsor | Rogers Group of Funds

  • The Secret Path
    CBC (CBC)
    (Secret Path Film Inc.)
    Sarah Polley

Side profile of a woman sitting in a cell, with sun shining in from the window.

Alias Grace

Craft Categories

Best Direction, Documentary Program

  • Canada In A Day
    CTV (Bell Media)
    (Screen Siren Pictures)
    Trish Dolman

Best Direction, Drama Series
Sponsor | Playback

  • Mary Kills People – “The River Styx”
    Global (Corus Entertainment)
    (Cameron Pictures)
    Holly Dale

Best Original Music, Fiction

  • Cardinal
    CTV (Bell Media)
    (JCardinal Productions Inc.)
    Todor Kobakov

Best Picture Editing, Comedy

  • Baroness von Sketch Show – “It Satisfies on a Very Basic Level”
    CBC (CBC)
    (Frantic Films)
    Jeremy LaLonde

Best Writing, Drama Program or Limited Series

  • Alias Grace
    CBC (CBC)
    (Halfire Entertainment)
    Sarah Polley

Best Writing, Drama Series

  • Orphan Black – “To Right The Wrongs of Many”
    Space (Bell Media)
    (Boat Rocker Media)
    Graeme Manson

Best Writing, Animation

  • Mysticons – “Sisters in Arms”
    YTV (Corus Entertainment)
    (Nelvana Limited)
    Sean Jara


Portrait of a woman

The Space We Hold

Best Cross-Platform Project - Non-Fiction

  • Canada The Story of Us 360
    (Secret Location)
    James Milward, Chris Bennett

Best Original Interactive Production

  • The Space We Hold
    (Cult Leader/NFB)
    Patricia Lee, David Oppenheim

If you are a CFC alumnus/alumna with a 2018 CSA to add to this list, please email the CFC at:

Cory Angeletti-Szasz

Manager, Communications