Alumni Roundup: April 2023

Posted: May 3, 2023

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


2023 WCG Screenwriting Awards
In a live ceremony on April 24, 2023, the WCG Screenwriting Awards winners were announced. This year’s winners included the following alumni:

Drama Series

  • The Porter, “Episode 104” – Written by Marsha Greene

Feature Film

  • Brother – Written by Clement Virgo

Tweens & Teens

  • Astrid & Lilly Save the World, “One Rib” – Written by Veronika Paz

Sondra Kelly Award: Laura Good

See the full list of winners here.

Canadian Screen Awards
CFC Alumni took home 28 wins at The 2023 Canadian Screen Awards across 21 film, TV and digital media categories. Plus, CFC alumnus and Board Member Clement Virgo’s coming-of-age tale Brother sets a new record at this year’s CSAs, earning 12 awards, including wins for Best Motion Picture, directing and adapted screenplay for Clement.

See the full list of alumni who won at the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards here.

2023 CCE Awards
The 2023 CCE Awards are set to take place May 25, 2023 in Toronto! We are thrilled to learn so many CFC alumni have been nominated for this year’s awards. Check out the talented creators nominated below:

Best Editing in Documentary Feature

  • Greg Ng, CCE – The Grizzlie Truth

Best Editing in Docu-series / Docu-drama / Factual / Documentary Short Form

  • Pamela BayneEvil By Design: Exposing Peter Nygard: Ep 101 – Roots of Evil

Best Editing in Feature Film

  • Kye MeechanBrother
  • Simone Smith, CCE – I Like Movies

Best Editing in MOW / Mini-Series

  • Maureen GrantStolen By Their Father

Best Editing in a Short Film

  • Xi FengRebecca’s Room

Best Editing in TV Drama

  • Dev SinghThe Porter: Ep 102

Best Editing in Web Series / Digital Content

  • Anna CatleyAvocado Toast: Ep 205 – With a Side of…Decaf American’t-Have-Kids-

See the full list of 2023 CCE Awards nominees here.


Cannes Film Festival
In Flames
, directed by Zarrah Khan and executive produced by Shant Joshi, will have its world premiere as part of the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes 2023 on May 19. The Pakistani horror film also includes an original score by alum Kalaisan Kalaichelvan and editing by fellow alum Craig Scorgie. Learn more here.


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