Alumni Roundup: May 2023

Posted: Jun 1, 2023

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


Cannes Films Festival
May 16-27, 2023

In Flames, the feature directorial debut from CFC alum Zarrar Kahn and executive produced by Shant Joshi (Fae Pictures), had its World Premiere at Quinzaine des Cineastes, an independent selection of the Cannes Film Festival. The film also includes original score by Slaight Music alum Kalaisan Kalaichelvan and editing by Craig Scorgie.

Read more here.  

Inside Out
May 25 – June 4, 2023

The 33rd annual Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival includes a number of films from CFC alumni:

  • I Used to Be Funny: Judy Holm and Paul Barkin (executive producer), Aimes Bessada (music)
  • Before I Change My Mind: Alyson Richards (producer)
  • Bloom Room: Ngardy Conteh George and Alison Duke (executive producer)
  • Something You Said Last Night: Jessica Adams, Charlie Hidalgo and Harry Cherniak (producers), Luis De Filippis (writer-director) (Netflix/CFC Global Accelerator Participant)
  • This Place: V.T. Nayani (writer-director-executive producer), Devery Jacobs (writer-star-executive producer), Kalaisan Kalaichelvan and Alexandra Petkovski (music), Maureen Grant (editor)

See the full list of films screening at Inside Out here.

Toronto Jewish Film Festival
June 1 – 11, 2023

  • The musical comedy Less Than Kosher, edited by Ben Allan, is one of the Centrepiece films at this year’s TJFF

See the full list of films here.


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