CFC Celebrates 28 Alumni Wins at 2023 Canadian Screen Awards

Posted: Apr 17, 2023

2023 CSAs

CFC alumni walked away with 28 Canadian Screen Awards from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television over four days during Canadian Screen Week 2023 last week, following 115 nominations announced earlier this year. CFC alumni took home prizes across 21 film, TV and digital media categories, including many of the most celebrated awards. CFC alumnus and Board Member Clement Virgo’s coming-of-age tale Brother set a new record at this year’s CSAs, earning 12 awards – the most in CSA history – including wins for Best Motion Picture, directing and adapted screenplay for Clement. CBC Original Drama The Porter, which includes alumni involvement as showrunners, writers, directors and more, dominated the television category with 12 statuettes of its own, including Best Writing for alumna Marsha Green and Best Direction for alumnus Charles Officer.

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

Film Nominations

Best Motion Picture

  • BrotherDamon D’Oliveira, Aeschylus Poulos, Clement Virgo

Achievement in Direction

  • Clement VirgoBrother

Achievement in Editing

  • Simone SmithI Like Movies

Achievement in Music – Original Score

  • Todor KobakovBrother

Achievement in Music – Original Song

  • Kate HewlettThe Swearing Jar, “The Swearing Song”

Adapted Screenplay

  • Clement VirgoBrother

Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary

  • To Kill a Tiger – Nisha Pahuja, David Oppeheim, Anita Lee

Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary

  • Nicholas de PencierThe Colour of Ink

Best Short Documentary

  • Patty vs. Patty Kate Fraser

Best Animated Short

  • The Flying SailorDavid Christensen

Television Program Categories

Best Drama Series

  • The Porter (CBC; Sphere Media, Inferno Pictures) – Jennifer Kawaja, Marsha Greene, Charles Officer

Best Comedy Series

  • Sort Of (CBC; Sphere Media) – Jennifer Kawaja

Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series

  • Comedy Punks: Kids In The Hall (Makeful / Blue Ant Media) – Jennifer Harkness

Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series

  • Detention Adventure (CBC Gem; LoCo Motion Pictures, Broken Compass Films) – Lauren Corber

Digital Media Categories

Best Web Program or Series, Fiction

  • Revenge of the Black Best Friend (RBBF Inc.) – Motion

Television Craft Categories

Best Direction, TV Movie

  • Under The Christmas Tree (CTV Drama Channel / Bell Media; Neshama Entertainment) – Lisa Rose Snow

Best Direction, Drama Series

  • The Porter, “Episode 101” (CBC; Sphere Media, Inferno Pictures) – Charles Officer

Best Direction, Documentary Series

  • BLK: An Origin Story, “Nova Scotia: Three Epic Migrations, One People” (History / Corus Entertainment; BLK Productions Inc.) – Jennifer Holness

Best Writing, Drama Series

  • The Porter, “Episode 104” (CBC; Sphere Media, Inferno Pictures) – Marsha Greene

Best Writing, Documentary

  • BLK: An Origin Story,  “Ontario: John “Daddy” Hall” (History / Corus Entertainment; BLK Productions Inc.) – Sudz Sutherland

Best Original Music – Original Song

  • The Porter, “Episode 104” – “Songbird” (CBC; Sphere Media, Inferno Pictures) – Kaïa Kater

Academy Board of Directors’ Tribute Award

  • Jennifer Podemski

Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award

  • Hudson and Rex Christina Jennings

Find the full list of 2023 Canadian Screen Awards winners here.

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