Alumni Roundup: November 2022

Posted: Dec 1, 2022

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Here’s the latest news and updates from CFC alumni this November.


DCG Awards 2022

The Directors Guild of Canada received over 450 submissions this year for the 2022 DGC Awards. The winners, which were announced on November 6, 2022, includes  the following alumni – we love to see it! 

  • Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series
    Charles Officer – The Porter, Episode 101, “Episode 1”
  • Best Picture Editing – Movies For Television and Mini-Series
    Maureen Grant – Stolen by Their Father
  • Best Picture Editing – Comedy Or Family Series  
    Lee Walker – Astrid and Lilly Save the World, Episode 105, “A-Borg”
  • Best Sound Editing – Dramatic Series
    David McCallum – The Porter, Episode 108, “Episode 8”

See the full list of winners here.

David Miller Legacy Award

The Whistler Film Festival Society announced the inaugural David Miller Legacy Award recipients. The honourees are current WFF22 Producers Lab participants and will each receive a $500 bursary. Recipients include Norman Jewison Film Program alum Kent Donguines, Christina Saliba and Shelley Thompson.

Read more here.

Windsor Film Festival Awards

Women Talking
, directed by Sarah Polley, took home The 2022 Liuna People’s Choice at the Windsor Film Festival. Women Talking follows the story of a group of women in an isolated religious colony as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a string of sexual assaults committed by the colony’s men. The film stars Actors Conservatory alumna Michelle McLeod, with editing by alum Roslyn Kalloo.

Vancouver International Film Festival Awards

Vancouver International Film Festival announced nine audience award winners, including Marie Clements’ documentary Lay Down Your Heart, produced by alum Shirley Vercruysse. Lay Down Your Heart is a touching tribute to Niall McNeil, a multi-talented artist in theatre and various other mediums, who happens to be a person living with Down Syndrome.

Learn more here.

Indiescreen Awards

The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) revealed the nominees for the Established Producer and the Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer awards at the Playback Film Summit on November 15, 2022. The winners will be announced at the Whistler Film Festival on December 2nd. See below for alumni nominees.

Established Producer Award

  • Conquering Lion Pictures’ Damon D’Oliveira (for Clement Virgo’s drama Brother)

Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award

  • Fae Pictures’ Shant Joshi (for Chase Joynt’s documentary Framing Agnes)
  • Babe Nation Films’ Katie Bird Nolan and Lindsay Tapscott (for Mary Nighy’s thriller Alice, Darling)
  • Push Pictures’ Alexandra Roberts and Danny Sedore (for Joseph Amenta’s coming-of-age drama Soft)

See the full list of nominees here.


Regent Park Film Festival
December 7-10, 2022

Regent Park Film Festival returns this December to celebrate its 20th Anniversary with an exciting new program featuring alumni films Brother, directed and produced by alum Clement Virgo and Fresh Meat, directed by current Norman Jewison Film Program resident Lu Asfaha.

See festival programming here.



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