Alumni Are Coming in Hot This Summer!

By CFC Staff June 01, 2022 08:50


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Alumni are hot off the press this season as they continue to make headlines for an exciting list of updates and accomplishments. This month, the 2022 LEO AWARDS announced its nominees, which feature an impressive lineup of alumni and their work, including the acclaimed legal drama Family Law by producer and alum Erin Haskett. Plus, the Indigi-queer webseries Querencia by Mary Galloway makes an appearance at the 2022 Inside Out Film Festival, in addition to other alumni films.

Read on for the latest alumni news and updates, and be sure to check out our watchlist below for bingeworthy content.


AWARDS & NOMINATIONS 


CANADIAN CINEMA EDITORS AWARDS
May 26, 2022

Winners of the 2022 Canadian Cinema Editors (CCE) Awards were announced in person on May 26, 2022 at the Delta Hotel in Toronto. Congratulations to the following alum on their wins:

Best Editing in Feature Film
  • Rich WilliamsonScarborough
Best Editing in MOW / Mini-Series
  • Gareth C. Scales, CCEThe Pursuit of Love: Episode 01

See the full list of winners here.

2022 SCREEN NOVA SCOTIA AWARDS
June 18, 2022

Screen Nova Scotia announced the nominees for their 8th annual Awards Gala, which takes place on June 18, 2022, at Casino Nova Scotia. The following CFC alum are among the nominees, recognized for their incredible talent, creativity and passion:

Best Feature Film
  • Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor: Shelley Thompson, director
  • Wildhood: Bretten Hannam, director
WIFT-AT —Best Nova Scotia Director Award
  • Shelley Thompson: Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor

See the full list of nominees here.

2022 LEO AWARDS
July 5-9, 2022

The nominees for the 2022 LEO Awards have been announced, which include a number of CFC alumni:

Best Motion Picture
  • Donkeyhead - Robert Cuffley and Anand Ramaya, producers
Best Direction Television Movie
  • David Weaver - Playing Cupid
Best Dramatic Series
  • Family Law - Erin Haskett, Producer
  • Two Sentence Horror Stories - Liz Levine, producer
Best Screenwriting Dramatic Series
  • Sonja Bennett - Family Law, “Mama Don't Preach”

Best Feature-Length Documentary

  • Handle With Care: The Legend of The Notic Streetball Crew - Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, producer
Best Direction Feature-Length Documentary
  • Dead Man's Switch: A Crypto Mystery - Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, co-director
Best Short Documentary
  • Into Light - Shirley Vercruysse, producer
  • Militant Mother - Lisa Jackson and Lauren Grant, producers
Best Documentary Series
  • British Columbia: An Untold History - Trish Dolman, producer
Best Direction Documentary Series
  • Kevin Eastwood - British Columbia: An Untold History, “Migration Resilience”
Best Screenwriting Documentary Series
  • Kevin Eastwood - British Columbia: An Untold History, “Migration Resilience”
Best Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series
  • Strays - Clara Altimas, producer
Best Web Series
  • Querencia - Mary Galloway, producer

See the full list of nominations here.

THE PULITZER PRIZES

Dawn, Her Dad & The Tractor


FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS


INSIDE OUT FILM FESTIVAL

May 26 – June 5, 2022

Spotlight on Canada

  • Dawn, Her Dad & The Tractor, from writer-director Shelley Thompson

Shorts: Local Heroes

  • International Dawn Chorus Day, from director John Greyson
  • You Will Still Be Here Tomorrow, from director Michael Hanley

Shorts and Episodic

  • Querencia, from writer-director Mary Galloway
  • Trashed, from director Alyson Richards

See the full list of the film screenings at the Inside Out Film Festival here.


FOR YOUR PLAYLIST


  • Award-winning composer/artist Jonathan Kawchuk releases the third song Everywwhen from his new album Everywhen. Listen here.

FOR YOUR WATCHLIST


  • The Hardy Boys Season 2 is available to stream on YTV/STACKTV (Canada) and Hulu (US). Heather Taylor was a story editor this season and co-wrote episodes 2 and 8.
  • Revenge of the Black Best Friend is now streaming on CBC gem. The comedic series stars Izad Etemadi, Ashton James, Araya Mengesha and Cara Ricketts. Plus, two episodes are directed by Thyrone Tommy and written by Motion.
  • Shorsey: CFC alum Mark Montefiore (New Metric Media) is an executive producer on the six-episode, half-hour hockey comedy series Shoresy which begins streaming Friday, May 13 on Crave.
  • Stream The Porter on CBC gem. The Black-led series features involved by alumni Charles Officer (director), Marsha Greene (writer/showrunner), Priscilla White (writer, consulting producer), Sabryn Rock (cast), Jennifer Kawaja (executive producer), Dev Singh (editor) and original music by Slaight Music resident Kaia Kater.

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