Eight Alumni Nominated for 2019 WGC Screenwriting Awards

Posted: Mar 1, 2019

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is proud to share the news that eight of our alumni have been nominated for their work in seven different film and television projects, for the 2019 Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) Screenwriting Awards. The awards, now their 23rd year, celebrate the best Canadian screenwriting talent behind some of the most engaging and powerful Canadian-made TV, films, documentaries and web series.

A gala ceremony will honour the nominees and announce the winners on April 29, 2019 at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning’s Koerner Hall in Toronto. Gavin Crawford, writer, comedian and host of CBC Radio’s Because News, will return as host along with his long-time accomplice, screenwriter Kyle Tingley, as awards show writer.

Congratulations to our alumni and to all of the awards finalists. See the full list of finalists here.

A man, far left, faces a woman with a small child standing in front of her.

Little Dog (courtesy of CBC).


Daegan Fryklind, for The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, “Presidio”

Joel Thomas Hynes, for Little Dog, “Round One”

Christopher Roberts, for Little Dog, “Round Five”


John Hazlett, for WISHFART, “Litterfools Ain’t Cool” (co-written with Lienne Sawatsky & Dan Williams)

A very worried-looking long-haired orange catDOCUMENTARY

Michael McNamara, for Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit


Jeremy Boxen, for 22 CHASER (a film produced by CFC Features!)


Sonja Bennett, for Letterkenny, “A Letterkenny Christmas: The Three Wise Men”

TV show poster showing a male and female police officer, and a woman running through a forest in hazy light.TV DRAMA

Sarah Dodd, for Cardinal: Blackfly Season, Season 2, “Red”

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