‘Tis the season of giving and our alumni are doing just that with new updates, awards, and announcements! As the season grows colder, alumni heat things up onscreen with viewer favourites such as Reservation Dogs featuring alum Devery Jacobs (actor), and Beans by Tracey Deer (director + co-writer), Meredith Vuchnich (co-writer) and Anne-Marie Gélinas (producer and founder of EMAfilms). Plus, alumni-featured films are set to make an appearance at this year’s Whistler Film Festival.
Read on for the latest updates on CFC alumni.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
2021 Crystal Awards
Women in Film and Television Toronto has named the recipients for the 2021 Crystal Awards. Winners include CFC alumni, Board Member Dr. Shirley Cheechoo C.M. and more! The awards will be handed out at an in-person Gala in March 2022.
Alum Jennifer Holness (President, Hungry Eye Film & Television Inc.) received the Creative Excellence Award
Alum Anita Lee (Executive Producer, NFB) received the Mentorship Award
Former CFC CDO Ana Serrano (President & Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University) received the Digital Trailblazer Award
CFC Board Member Dr. Shirley Cheechoo C.M. (filmmaker, writer, actor, visual artist and Founder Weengushk Film Institute) received the Special Jury Award of Distinction
Sort Of, a refreshing comedy about a young gender-fluid caregiver, whose life plans are disrupted when tragedy strikes the family they help to maintain, featuring episodes directed by Renuka Jeyapalan, writing by Jenn Engels, produced by Jennifer Kawaja and starring Supinder Wraich,is available to stream on CBC
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