Alumni Roundup: November 2022
Posted: Dec 1, 2022
Posted: Dec 1, 2022
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!
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.
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
Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award
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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