ALUMNI STEP INTO AUTUMN WITH NEW AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

By CFC Staff October 29, 2021 08:50


This October, CFC alumni made headlines with films like Wildhood, Learn to Swim, and Quickening screening as part of VIFF. Plus, Indigenous alumni continue to shine with screenings at ImagineNative where we saw appearances by Devery Jacobs, Jennifer Podemski, Danis Goulet, and more! The excitement continued throughout the month when CFC learned that our alumni earned 7 big wins at the Directors Guild of Canada Awards. Read on for the latest alumni news and updates, and be sure to check out our watchlist for the latest binge-worthy content.


AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS


DGC AWARDS

October 23, 2021

CFC alumni were once again featured prominently among the nominees for the annual Directors Guild of Canada Awards, which took place virtually on October 23, 2021. This year, we saw 7 alumni take home DGC awards. See below for details.

ALLAN KING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY

  • Yung Chang (director) – Wuhan Wuhan

DGC DISCOVERY AWARD SHORT LIST

  • Danis GouletNight Raiders


BEST PICTURE EDITING – FEATURE FILM

  • Orlee BuiumAll My Puny Sorrows


BEST PICTURE EDITING – DOCUMENTARY

  • Aisling Chin YeeNo Ordinary Man


OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY SERIES

  • Vivieno CaldinelliBaroness von Sketch, Episode 501, “Whatever you do, don't smell his T–shirts”


OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI–SERIES

  • Danishka EsterhazyI Was Lorena Bobbitt


BEST PICTURE EDITING – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI SERIES

  • Courtney GoldmanDino Dana: The Movie

See the full list of winners here.

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Narrative Short

  • Play It Again, from Ali Mashayekhi (producer)and Dan Abramovici (director), starring Actors Conservatory resident Katherine Folger


Slasher: Flesh & Blood


FOR YOUR WATCHLIST


  • Beans, directed/co-written by Tracey Deer, co-written by Meredith Vuchnich, and produced by Anne-Marie Gélinas, is available as of November 5th on digital and in select U.S. theatres
  • Slasher: Flesh & Blood, created by Aaron Martin, is available to stream on Netflix; the horror series follows a wealthy but dysfunctional family gathering for a reunion on a secluded island, where a masked killer is on the loose
  • 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, is available to stream on CBC Gem; the series features episodes directed by Renuka Jeyapalan, writing by Jenn Engels, is produced by Jennifer Kawaja and stars Supinder Wraich
  • Virginia Abramovich’s feature Between Waves is available on Apple TV and the Cineplex Store in Canada and in the U.S. and on iTunes in the UK
  • Reservation Dogs, starring Actors Conservatory alum Devery Jacobs, is available to stream on FX on Hulu
  • Stream Querencia, from creator Mary Galloway, on APTN lumi

ALUMNI INDUSTRY NEWS AND UPDATES



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