CFC Alumni Win Big at the 2024 Canadian Screen Awards

Posted: Jun 6, 2024

Canadian Screen Awards

That’s a wrap! Canadian Screen Week returned May 28–31, 2024, to celebrate and honour the best in the Canadian screen industry, many of whom we are proud to call CFC alumni. Among the talented winners, CFC alumni took home a staggering 29 awards, following 80+ nominations announced earlier this year. Jennifer Podemski’s Indigenous drama series, Little Bird, dominated the television categories, taking home 13 trophies, including the award for Best Drama Series. Plus, writer and director Zarrar Kahn won the John Dunning Best First Feature Film Award for his work on the Pakistani Canadian supernatural drama film In Flames, executive produced by fellow alum Shant Joshi and Lindsay Blair Goeldner.

This year’s Canadian Screen Awards remind us of the importance of supporting Canadian creators by providing them with opportunities to be heard and seen both here at home and around the globe!

See the full list of CFC alumni winners below. Congratulations to all of this year’s award recipients!

Television Program Categories

Best Drama Series

Little Bird: Jennifer Podemski, Zoe Hopkins, ElleMáijá Tailfeathers, Lori Lozinski

Best Comedy Series
Bria Mack Gets A Life: Mark Montefiore

Best Reality/Competition Program or Series
Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. The World: Betty Orr, Michael Kot

Best Live Entertainment Special

Sponsor | Bespoke Audio Visual
The Legacy Awards 2023: Ian Steaman, Mazin Elsadig

Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program
Sponsor | ROGERS
Coming Home | Wanna Icipus Kupi: Jennifer Podemski

Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series
Sponsor | Spin Master Entertainment
The Hardy Boys: Susan Alexander

Best Direction, Drama Series
Sponsor | Playback
Little Bird – Love is all Around: ElleMáijá Tailfeathers

Best Writing, Drama Series 
Transplant – Who Is Mags?: Joseph Kay, Rachel Langer

Best Writing, Comedy
Children Ruin Everything – Arguments: New Metric Media Inc. (Mark Montefiore)

Best Picture Editing, Documentary

Black Life: Untold Stories – Haven, But No Heaven: Ashley Gilmour

Best Picture Editing, Comedy
Sort Of – Sort Of Hospital Again: Maureen Grant, CCE

Best Original Music, Animation

Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go – The Mystery of Lookout Mountain: Erica Procunier

Best Ensemble Performance, Comedy
Letterkenny: Lisa Codrington

Best Writing, TV Movie

The Amityville Curse: Dennis Heaton

Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award

Son of a Critch: Andrew Barnsley

Film Program Categories

Best Live Action Short Drama | Meilleur court métrage de fiction
Motherland: Jasmin Mozaffari,

Academy Board of Directors’ Tribute | Prix Hommage du conseil d’administration de l’Académie
Jeff Barnaby

John Dunning Best First Feature Film Award | Prix John Dunning pour le meilleur premier long métrage
In Flames: Zarrar Kahn

Radius Award, presented by MADE | NOUS
Devery Jacobs

Digital Media Categories

Best Web Program or Series, Fiction
How to Fail as a Popstar: Laura Perlmutter, Jennifer Kawaja

Best Picture Editing, Web Program or Series
I Hate People, People Hate Me – Bad-Existing: Maureen Grant, CCE

Best Immersive Experience – Fiction
Survivorman VR: Johnny Kalangis

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