Alumni are hot off the press this season as they continue to make headlines for an exciting list of updates and accomplishments. This month, the 2022 LEO AWARDS announced its nominees, which feature an impressive lineup of alumni and their work, including the acclaimed legal drama Family Law by producer and alum Erin Haskett. Plus, the Indigi-queer webseries Querencia by Mary Galloway makes an appearance at the 2022 Inside Out Film Festival, in addition to other alumni films.
Read on for the latest alumni news and updates, and be sure to check out our watchlist below for bingeworthy content.
Screen Nova Scotia announced the nominees for their 8th annual Awards Gala, which takes place on June 18, 2022, at Casino Nova Scotia. The following CFC alum are among the nominees, recognized for their incredible talent, creativity and passion:
Best Feature Film
Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor: Shelley Thompson, director
Dawn, Her Dad & The Tractor, from writer-director Shelley Thompson
Shorts: Local Heroes
International Dawn Chorus Day, from director John Greyson
You Will Still Be Here Tomorrow, from director Michael Hanley
Shorts and Episodic
Querencia, from writer-director Mary Galloway
Trashed, from director Alyson Richards
See the full list of the film screenings at the Inside Out Film Festival here.
FOR YOUR PLAYLIST
Award-winning composer/artist Jonathan Kawchuk releases the third song Everywwhen from his new album Everywhen. Listen here.
FOR YOUR WATCHLIST
The Hardy Boys Season 2 is available to stream on YTV/STACKTV (Canada) and Hulu (US). Heather Taylor was a story editor this season and co-wrote episodes 2 and 8.
Revenge of the Black Best Friend is now streaming on CBC gem. The comedic series stars Izad Etemadi, Ashton James, Araya Mengesha and Cara Ricketts. Plus, two episodes are directed by Thyrone Tommy and written by Motion.
Shorsey: CFC alum Mark Montefiore (New Metric Media) is an executive producer on the six-episode, half-hour hockey comedy series Shoresy which begins streaming Friday, May 13 on Crave.
Stream The Porter on CBC gem. The Black-led series features involved by alumni Charles Officer (director), Marsha Greene (writer/showrunner), Priscilla White (writer, consulting producer), Sabryn Rock (cast), Jennifer Kawaja (executive producer), Dev Singh (editor) and original music by Slaight Music resident Kaia Kater.
Writers Guild of Canada names 2022-2024 council: among those serving the new two-year term is CFC alum Alex Levine, who resumes his role as president of the council and has been re-elected as Central Region councillor; also returning is council VP and Central Region councillor and CFC alum; Marsha Greene; newly elected councillors include CFC alum Jeremy Boxen (Central Region councillor), Sarah Dodd and Jason Filiatrault (Pacific Western region councillors).
Canada’s Inside Out names eight projects for finance forum: among the eight feature projects to be presented at the sixth annual forum are three Canadian projects, two from CFC alum: zombie comedy Midlife, from CFC alum Alyson Richards;; and supernatural thriller Perennials, from CFC alum and writer-director Blake Mawson.
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