2016 Canadian Screen Awards Nominations: 49 Projects from 63 CFC Alumni

By Cory Angeletti-Szasz ● January 20, 2016 16:40


The nominations for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards (CSA) were announced yesterday from TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Among the nominees of outstanding Canadian film, TV and digital media talent are 49 projects from 63 CFC alumni, nominated in 34 of the 132 categories, as well as a few projects from CFC Board Members. Please see the list below for full details on alumni nominations. Settle in, there’s a long list of alumni being recognized with 2016 CSA nominations!


Television Nominations

Schitt's Creek. Photo courtesy of CBC.

Best Dramatic Series
Sponsor | Innovate By Day
Best Comedy Series
Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series
Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series
Sponsor | Family Channel
  • Degrassi
    MTV (Bell Media)
    (Epitome Pictures Inc.)
    Sarah Glinski
  • Full Out
    Family Channel (DHX Media)
    (Carmel Creek Productions Inc)
    Jay Deverett
Best History Documentary Program or Series
  • Biblical Conspiracies
    VisionTV (ZoomerMedia)
    (Associated Producers Ltd.)
    Joan Jenkinson
  • Mummies Alive
    History Channel Canada (Shaw Media)
    (Mummies Alive Productions Inc.)
    Michael Kot
Best News Special
  • Shooting on Parliament Hill
    CTV (Bell Media)
    (CTV)
    Allan Myers
Best Pre-School Program or Series

  • Hi Opie!
    TVO, City Saskatchewan, Knowledge Network (TVO, Rogers Media, Knowledge Network)
    (marblemedia)
    Miklos Perlus
  • You and Me
    CBC Television (CBC)
    (DHX Media Ltd.)
    Charles Bishop
Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series
Best Sports Program or Series
  • Sports on Fire
    HBO Canada (Bell Media / Corus Entertainment)
    (Project 10)
    Andrew Barnsley
Best TV Movie or Limited Series
Sponsor | Entertainment One
  • The Book of Negroes
    CBC (CBC)
    (Entertainment One, Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment)
    Damon D'Oliveira, Clement Virgo
  • This Hour Has 22 Minutes
    CBC (CBC)
    (DHX-Hour Productions XXII Inc.)
    Steve DeNure (Vice-Chair, CFC Board of Directors)
Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program
Sponsor | Rogers Group of Funds
  • Danny
    Documentary Channel (CBC)
    (National Film Board of Canada)
    Justin Simms
  • Sugar Coated
    TVO (TVO)
    (The Cutting Factory)
    Janice Dawe
Best Direction in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series
  • Schitt's Creek - "The Cabin"
    CBC (CBC)
    Paul Fox
Best Direction in a Documentary or Factual Series
Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series
Sponsor | William F. White International & Comweb Group
Best Direction in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
Best Original Music Score for a Series
Best Picture Editing in a Reality/Competition Program or Series
  • The Amazing Race Canada - "Who’s Feeling Sporty Now”
    CTV (Bell Media)
    Seth Poulin
Best Picture Editing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
  • Odd Squad - "Rise of the Hydraclops" / "O is Not for Old"
    TVO (TVO)
    Courtney Goldman
Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series
Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series
Presented with the participation of the COGECO Program Development Fund
Best Writing in a Dramatic Series
Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
  • This Hour Has 22 Minutes - “16”
    CBC (CBC)
    Bob Kerr
Best Writing in an Animated Program or Series
  • Endangered Species - "The Basement" / "Gull to Sleep!”
    Teletoon (Corus)
    Grant Sauve
Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role

Feature Film Nominations

Brooklyn. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.

Best Motion Picture
Adapted Screenplay

Theatrical Documentary and Short Film Nominations

Hadwin's Judgement

Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary

Digital Media Nominations

Teenagers

Best Cross-Platform Project - Children's and Youth
Sponsor | Bell Fund
  • The Moblees App
    (Smokebomb Entertainment, Kids' CBC and Ohmland Holdings in association with The TELUS Fund)
    Christina Jennings (alumna and Chair, CFC Board of Directors), Jay Bennett, Ted Biggs
  • The Next Step: Make a Scene
    (Secret Location, Temple Street Productions, DHX Media)
    James Milward
  • Oh No! It's An Alien Invasion: The Ruins Below
    (Nelvana Digital)
    Caitlin O’Donovan
Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction
Best Original Interactive Production Produced for Digital Media
Best Original Program or Series Produced for Digital Media – Fiction
Presented with the participation of the Independent Production Fund
Best Original Program or Series Produced for Digital Media - Non-Fiction
Best Performance in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media
Sponsor | Searchlight Recruitment Inc.

Canadian Screen Week begins on Monday, March 7, 2016, and culminates on Sunday, March 13 with a live broadcast of the Canadian Screen Awards on CBC-TV at 8 p.m. ET.

Congratulations to all of our alumni who received nominations, and all of this year’s nominees. For the full list of nominees, CLICK HERE.


CFC alumni, if we missed your nomination, please let us know by emailing alumni@cfccreates.com.


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Cory Angeletti-Szasz

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