Twelve CFC Alumni Up for 2018 DGC Awards

By Margaret DeRosia ● September 21, 2018 10:30


    This week, the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) announced the full list of nominees for the 2018 DGC Awards. We are proud to see our CFC alumni well represented for their stellar work in directing and editing for television and film, from comedy to drama to documentary.

    Winners will be announced at the 17th Annual DGC Awards Gala, which will be headlined by Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Kim’s Convenience) and directed by CFC alumnus Charles Officer (Unarmed Verses, 21 Thunder) on Saturday, October 20 at the Fairmont Royal York in downtown Toronto.

    Congratulations to all of the nominees – fingers crossed for your success on October 20!


    OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM

    Presented by Technicolor

    Two women wearing birthday hats face each other, smiling.

    Molly McGlynn – Mary Goes Round

    Three Inuit lacrosses players run against a panoramic arctic backdrop.

    Miranda de Pencier – The Grizzlies

    A woman slow-dances with a young man, with him facing away and her face visible, leaning on his shoulder.

    Kyle Rideout – Adventures in Public School

    A father and son sit in a car, the father looking at the son.

    Keith Behrman – Giant Little Ones


    Images courtesy of TIFF.



    ALLAN KING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY

    Presented by Rogers Group of Funds

    Charles Officer – Unarmed Verses

    Robin McKenna – Gift



    BEST PICTURE EDITING – FEATURE FILM

    Bryan Atkinson (with Christine Armstrong) – Mary Goes Round


OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY SERIES

Presented by SIM Group

  • Sherry White – Little Dog, Episode 102, “Round Two"

  • Sara St. Onge – You Me Her, Episode 304, “Tourist Lesbians and Millennial Twats"

  • Renuka Jeyapalan – Kim’s Convenience, Episode 210, “Janet’s Boyfriend”


A father, mother and teenage daughter stand around a table opening a box and talking.


OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FAMILY SERIES

Presented by William F. White

Bruce McDonald – Heartland, Episode 110, “A Fine Balance”


A woman stands (facing away from the camera) in a sunny meadow, watching a man on horseback in the distance approach her.

Photo credit: Andrew Bako.


BEST PICTURE EDITING – TELEVISION SERIES

Stephen Philipson – American Gods, Episode 105, “Lemon Scented You”


A young woman sits on a bed in a dark motel room, looking thoughtful.

Image courtesy of Starz.


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Margaret DeRosia

Communications Specialist/Digital Writer & Editor