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Screen Nova Scotia announces 2023 award winners

From a media release:

Screen Nova Scotia hosted its ninth annual awards gala on Saturday, May 13th, in the Schooner Ballroom at Casino Nova Scotia in front of a sold-out crowd of industry members and supporters. The event celebrates the incredible talent, creativity, and passion that are the trademarks of Nova Scotia’s screen industry. Awards included the ACTRA Maritimes Awards for Outstanding Performances, the Groundbreaking Performance Award, the Film Crew Excellence Award, the Women in Film & Television – Atlantic Best Nova Scotia Director Award, and the Community Recognition Award, along with the Screen Nova Scotia Awards for Best Scripted and Unscripted Television Series, Best Feature, Documentary and Short films, Best Animated Series and Outstanding Achievement in Editing.

The night’s finale was the Screen Nova Scotia Award for Best Feature Film, presented by Tim Halman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change as well as Chair of Treasury Board and Policy Board with the Province of Nova Scotia, which went to Queens of the Qing Dynasty, the sophomore film from Cape Breton filmmaker Ashley McKenzie (Hi-Vis Films). Inspired by two teenagers McKenzie befriended during the casting of her debut Werewolf (2016), the film follows Star (Sarah Walker), a neurodiverse teen recovering from a suicide attempt in a Nova Scotia hospital, and the friendship she develops with An (Ziyin Zheng), a genderqueer volunteer assigned to watch her.

The second season of the Bell Fibe TV1 series Vollies from Canadian Content Studios was crowned the winner of the Best Television Series – Scripted Award. Jonathan Torrens (Trailer Park Boys, Letterkenny, Mr. D) leads a cast of quirky newcomers in this fresh, funny comedy series that follows the Essex-West-Essex Fire Department, a small-town volunteer fire department that never has any actual fires to fight.

The Best Documentary Film Award went to On the Fringe, from producer Nancy Kenny (Broken Turtle Productions) and director Cory Thibert. The road trip doc follows a ragtag crew of performing artists as they journey across the country to perform their work on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit. The Best Nova Scotia Director Award from Women in Film & Television – Atlantic went to director Jackie Torrens (Peep Media) for the critically-acclaimed feature documentary Bernie Langille Wants To Know What Happened to Bernie Langille.

Two new awards were handed out at the show, including the award for Best Television Series – Unscripted, sponsored by the Directors Guild of Canada. The winner was Living in Flow, produced by Gorgeous Mistake Productions and directed by Meaghan Wright (Mirror Image Media Inc.). The VICE Canada docuseries follows six Atlantic Canadian youth facing different mental health challenges.

The new award for Outstanding Achievement in Editing went to veteran editor Kimberlee McTaggart, who was also nominated this year for a Canadian Screen Award for her work on the TV series Moonshine. An editor in the film and television industry for over 25 years, she works in drama, documentary, and comedy. Series credits include Diggstown, Pure, SEED, Call Me Fitz, and This Hour has 22 Minutes.

“Congratulations to all the nominees and award winners,” said Laura Mackenzie, Executive Director, Screen Nova Scotia. “Tonight we celebrate our industry and all those who contributed to bringing authentic and compelling Nova Scotian stories to life.”

Koumbie’s feature film directorial debut Bystanders proved to be a showcase for local talent, with both Taylor Olson and Marlee Sansom taking home trophies from ACTRA Maritimes for Outstanding Performances for their roles in the film. Bystanders (Picture Plant Ltd.) tells the story of six childhood best friends who gather for their annual weekend away, only to discover that one of them is guilty of sexual assault.

The Groundbreaking Performance Award, which celebrates a performer who identifies as diverse and does not yet meet the eligibility criteria for the ACTRA awards for their work in a film or television/web series, went to Greg Vardy in Tracy and Martina: Dirty Deeds. The award recipient is determined by an online voting process, to better engage the wider community outside of the screen industry.

Seven-year-old Briar Mosher took home an ACTRA Maritimes Award for Outstanding Performances for her role in Leah Johnston’s short film Mother’s Skin. Phoebe Rex also won an Outstanding Performances award for playing the teenage Samantha in Jason Eisener’s sci-fi horror feature Kids vs. Aliens, which is now streaming on Shudder. 

Keeper from writer/director Tori Flemming and producer Morgan Salter was the winner of the Best Short Film Award, while season three of The Casagrandes took home the award for Best Animated Series. Produced by Jam Filled Entertainment, the comedy series airs on Nickelodeon and showcases the work of Nova Scotian animators.

This year’s Film Crew Excellence Award went to makeup artist Betty Belmore. A member of IATSE Local 849 – and a previous BAFTA award-winner – Belmore has worked in the Nova Scotia film and television industry for over 35 years and has been a mentor to many. Her Head of Department credits includes large-budget US service productions, as well as local features, TV series, and short films, including Mr. D, The Healer, Jesse Stone, and Haven.

The 2023 Community Recognition Award went to local entertainment lawyer Rob Aske, Partner at Stewart McKelvey. Rob was nominated by several producers for his work in the industry, helping both emerging and established filmmakers navigate the film business, regardless of the project budget. For over 25 years, Aske has also generously volunteered his time and expertise while working with industry organizations/associations, including his countless hours dedicated to the Screen Nova Scotia Board of Directors, since 2015.

The Screen Nova Scotia Awards were made possible this year due to the generous support of many sponsors, including Platinum Partners at  the Directors Guild of Canada, Support4Culture, the Canadian Media Producers Association, IATSE Local 849, and William F. White International Inc. Special thanks to 902 Post and The Hideout Studios for their continued work to ensure another successful event in 2023.

About Screen Nova Scotia
Screen Nova Scotia is a film commission and industry association that promotes and advocates on behalf of Nova Scotia’s screen industry. Our membership includes producers, service providers, local cast and crew, unions, and industry organizations. Screen Nova Scotia is dedicated to building a strong and sustainable future for the province’s production sector. We’re the first point of contact to find out more about locations, production partners, industry resources and infrastructure, and financial incentives.

List of award winners:

Screen Nova Scotia Awards

Best Feature Film
Queens of the Qing Dynasty (Hi-Vis Films)

Best Television Series Scripted
Vollies S2 (Canadian Content Studios)

Best Television Series – Unscripted
Living in Flow (Gorgeous Mistake Productions)

Best Documentary Film
On the Fringe (Broken Turtle Productions)

Best Short Film
Keeper (Tori Flemming, Morgan Salter)

Best Animated Series
The Casagrandes S3 (Jam Filled Entertainment) 

Outstanding Achievement in Editing
Kimberlee McTaggart 

Groundbreaking Performance
Greg Vardy

ACTRA Maritimes Awards for Outstanding Performances

Briar Mosher in Mother’s Skin

Taylor Olson in Bystanders

Phoebe Rex in Kids vs. Aliens

Marlee Sansom in Bystanders

Additional Awards

WIFT-AT Award for Best Director
Jackie Torrens (Bernie Langille Wants to Know What Happened to Bernie Langille)

Film Crew Excellence Award
Betty Belmore, Make-up Artist 

Community Recognition Award
Rob Aske, Partner, Stewart McKelvey


2023 WGC Screenwriting Awards winners announced

From a media release:

In a funny, lively ceremony held this evening at Koerner Hall in Toronto, the winners of the 27th annual Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards were announced. The first in-person WGC Awards ceremony since 2019 (due to COVID-19 precautions), tonight’s gala brought together hundreds of Guild members, industry professionals, and fans—all in celebration of the Canadian screenwriters behind the programming and films viewers enjoy in Canada and around the world.

Some winners of 2023’s top prizes include Clement Virgo (Brother), Marsha Greene (The Porter, pictured above), Kurt Smeaton (Children Ruin Everything), Jason Sherman (My Tree), and Veronika Paz (Astrid & Lilly Save the World). Special awards were also presented to Laura Good, winner of the Sondra Kelly Award, and Adrian Morphy, who was awarded the Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize for his script The 300 Year Old Man. Susin Nielsen, creator and showrunner of Family Law, received the Showrunner Award—the prestigious final prize of the event.

The ceremony was hosted by Vance Banzo, a Saulteaux/Cree comedian, actor, writer, and member of award-winning sketch comedy troupe and series TallBoyz. Awards were presented on stage by showrunner Anthony Q. Farrell (Shelved, Run the Burbs); actress Paloma Nuñez (Shelved); actress and screenwriter Emma Campbell (The Next Step); writer/actor/producer Amanda Joy (Son of a Critch, Amelia Parker); showrunner Emily Andras (Wynonna Earp); writer and producer JP Larocque (Sort Of, JANN); actor and screenwriter Sugith Varughese (Transplant, Fraggle Rock); Amir Kahnamouee (previous WGC Jim Burt Prize winner); and screenwriter and producer Ken Craw (Heartland).


The Guava Juice Show, “Adventure 9000″ Written by Christine Mitchell

Children Ruin Everything, “Road Trips” Written by Kurt Smeaton

My Tree, Written by Jason Sherman

The Porter, “Episode 104” Written by Marsha Greene (pictured above)

Brother, Written by Clement Virgo

Written in the Stars, Written by David Elver

Dino Ranch, “Wings Over Dino Ranch” Written by Ben Joseph & Mike D’Ascenzo

Second Life, Written by Darrin Rose

Astrid & Lilly Save the World, “One Rib” Written by Veronika Paz

Adrian Morphy for The 300 Year Old Man

Laura Good

Susin Nielsen


Banff’s 2023 Rockie Awards International Program Competition nominees announced

From a media release:

The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) is pleased to announce the 2023 Rockie Awards International Program Competition Nominees, recognizing excellence in television and digital media from around the globe. The Rockie Awards ceremony will be held in-person as well as live-streamed during this year’s Festival on Monday, June 12th at 5:00pm MT (7pm ET, 4pm PT).

The Rockie Awards International Program Competition is one of the most prestigious awards programs in the world, juried by an esteemed panel of 150 senior international industry professionals and covering all major genres.

The Rockie Awards Grand Jury chooses the coveted Grand Jury Prize, selected from the top-scoring programs across the entire field of nominees. This year’s esteemed Grand Jury includes:

In addition to the Grand Jury Prize, the $25,000 Rogers Prize for Excellence in Canadian Content, awarded to the top Canadian production and the Prix Francophone for the top French language production will also be awarded as well as other special awards. In total, 27 awards will be bestowed in the category streams of Documentary & Factual, Arts & Entertainment, Children & Youth, Scripted, and Podcast, in addition to the presentation of several Rockies Gala Awards to be announced soon.

Leading nominations by company are:
• British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) – 21 nominations
• FX Networks – 5 nominations
• National Geographic / Disney Branded Television – 5 nominations
• Warner Bros. Discovery – 5 nominations

Leading nominations by country are:
• USA – 52 nominations
• UK – 41 nominations
• Canada – 37 nominations
• Germany – 8 nominations
• Australia – 6 nominations
• France – 6 nominations

FOR THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES, PLEASE VISIT: https://rockies.playbackonline.ca/nominees

About the Rockie Awards:
With a 44-year legacy, the Rockie Awards International Program Competition is open to genres and platforms including drama, non-fiction, digital, kids, youth and podcasts. Timed in the heart of awards voting season, the prestigious Banff World Media Festival competition recognizes excellence in global television and digital content. Entries from more than 45 countries compete each year, and winners are selected by an international industry jury of 150+ senior entertainment and media professionals.

About the Banff World Media Festival
Now in its 44th year, and with 45+ countries participating, the Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) and the Rockie Awards host one of the most important global conferences and content development marketplaces – gathering top creators, producers, showrunners, talent, networks, studios, streamers, press and media companies. BANFF’s intimate, retreat-style event serves as a leading destination for development, co-production and co-venture partners and offers an unparalleled opportunity for international decision-makers to connect, map the future of the industry, and execute new business deals. Summit Series keynotes, Master Classes and renowned Showrunner Superpanels feature the industry’s most inspiring creative and business leaders and give global profile to the most talked-about shows. The Rockie Awards International Program Competition and Rockies Gala recognize the best content and most influential entertainment industry executives, talent and creators in the world. BANFF continues to deliver important fellowships and initiatives including: the BANFF Spark Accelerator for Women in the Business of Media, the Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative, and the Indigenous Screen Summit and Pitch Forum. Together these programs have provided more than 700 opportunities for under-represented professionals in the Canadian media industry.


2023 CAFTCAD Award winners announced

From a media release:

The live gala presentation of the 2023 CAFTCAD Awards took place at the grandiose, but still intimate Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada, on Sunday, March 5th, 2023.

With extremely well-dressed attendees from across Canada, CAFTCAD was honoured to announce our winners for 2023, as well as our International Costume Design for Film & Television Awards and our Nobis Industry Icon Award Winner.

And the Winners for the 2023 CAFTCAD Awards are:

Excellence in Crafts – Textiles

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 1
Key Textile Artist: Anna Pantcheva
Costume Designer: Bernadette Croft, Assistant Textile Artists: Sarah Alfred, Heather Campbell, Beverly Law, Assistant Costume Designers: Sarah Goodwin, Heather English, Emily Jasper,Costume Supervisor: Karen Lee

Excellence in Crafts – Building

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 1
Cutters: Sue Furlong, Susan Dicks, Geoff Hughes, Olena Fedorenko
Costume Designer: Bernadette Croft, Assistant Costume Designers: Sarah Goodwin, Heather English, Emily Jasper, Costume Supervisor: Karen Lee, Sewers: Karen Hancock, Alyssa Nasvadi, Anna, Claude Biron, Madison Watson, Cindy Brown, Ashley Gennuso, Stephanie St. Jacques, Victor Atekha, Michelle Pinochet, Tony (Qing Bin Xue)

Excellence in Crafts – Costume Illustration

Station Eleven
Illustrator: Keith Lau
Costume Designer: Helen Huang, Assistant Costume Designers: Austin Wittick, Gillian Steinhard, Scott Penner, Costume Supervisors: Richard Krogh, Mary Partridge , Costume Coordinator: Sheila Fitzpatrick, Costume Buyers: Elle Wells, Jo Jin, Tara Sugar, William Ng, Megan Rogers, Costume Trackers: Laurie Munday/Odin Francis-Arduh, Costume Assistants: Marileina Pearson, Shila Rashid, Costume PAs: Davin Dmitruk-Cook, Matthew Van Allen, Siobhan Sleath, BG Coordinators: Sydney Sprule, Jennifer Goodman, BG Costume Assistants: Erin Gerofsky Graham McMaster, BG Supervisor: Cayley Jensen, Set Supervisor: Robin White/Dilaney Hicock, Truck Supervisor: Nicole Lynn Pearson, Key Breakdown Artist/Key Specialty Builder: Tamara Rigby-Funke, Breakdown Artist/Specialty Builder: Sarah Blostein, Cutter: Lela Stairs Murphy, Cutter: Michael Legouffe, Tanya Batanau-Chuiko, 1st Hand Cutter Assistant: Lise St. Germain, Sewers: Johanna Edwards, Meghan Stepka, Natasha Atkinson

Excellence in Crafts – SPFX Building

Station Eleven
Key Speciality Builder: Tamara Rigby-Funke, Specialty Builder: Sarah Blostein Costume Designers: Helen Huang and Austin Wittick

Costume Design in Web Series

Les Liaisons dangereuses: correspondances inédites 101/108
Costume Designer: Beatriz Arevalo
Assistant Costume Designer: Camille Sandham, Seamstress: Kendra Doman

Costume Design in Short Film

Eli Roth’s Haunted House: Trick-VR-Treat
Costume Designer: John Dunnett
Costume Supervisor: Clare Lehto, Assistant Costume Designer: Shelli Oh, Costume Concept Artist: Samantha Washington, Cutter: Sylvia Petiquan, Sewer: Monique Wiebe, Breakdown Artists: Sarah Blostein, Luke D’Ath, Bridgit Lanni, Set Supervisor: Christopher Bruno, Truck Supervisor: Sam Graziani, Costume PA: Lisa Yinxu Wang

Costume Design in Indie Feature

Costume Designer: Ginger Martini
Set Supervisor: Liam Marcolini, Truck Supervisor: Theresa Stevenson

Costume Design in TV West – Contemporary, Sponsored by IATSE 873

Snowpiercer 302, The Last to Go
Costume Designer: Caroline Cranstoun
Assistant Designers: Maria Tyson, Talia Bargero, Coordinator: Kyla Robinson, Assistant Coordinator: Jenn Mills, BG Coordinator: Sierra Kretlow, BG Costumer: Tahnee Trousdell, BG Prep Costumer: Cecilia Ignacio, BG Set Costumer: Jia Mela, Buyers: Jojo MacDowell, Shab Sootoodeh, Annie Garnett, Prep/Buyer: Nakita Star, Shelley Zabel, Breakdown: Christina Leeson, Chance Lovett, Allisa Luxford, Andrea Urra, Cutters: Tracey Carlisle, Lazlo Marton, Stitchers: Karen McVey, Debra Kroeker, Inna Tokareva, Set Supervisors: Thomas Pankiewich, Sanchia Wong, Truck Costumer: Emily Bennett

Costume Design in TV East – Contemporary, Sponsored by IATSE 873

Cabinet of Curiosities 104, the Outside
Costume Designer: Luis Sequeira
Assistant Costume Designer: Ann Steel, Costume Supervisor: Heather Crepp, Costume Coordinator: Miles Caswell, Key Costume Assistant: Emily McHugh, Costume On-Set Supervisor: Christina Cattle, Costume Truck Supervisor: Susan Nycz, BG Set Supervisor: Michelle Bohn, BG Assistant Supervisor: Jennifer Goodman, Buyers: Anita Bacic, Sara Schilt, Hanne Whitfield, Key Cutter: Tamiyo Tomihiro, Cutter/Tailor: Philip Atfield, Cutter/Milliner: Loreen Lightfoot, Cutter: Ahmad Zargaran, Sewers: Sylvie Bonniere, Nicole Vezina, Gulay Cokgezen, Kateryna Maryevych, Wei Su, Tamara Tarazi, Ying Zhao, BG Sewers: Teresa Artibello, Key Breakdown Artist: Meghan Ancheta, Breakdown Artists: Eryn Reid, Aimee Tobolka, Debbie Williams, Costume Assistants: Tess Barbieri, Kimberly Douglas, Cristiana Lobo, Charlotte Robertson, Shila Rashid, Costume PA’s: Odin Paris-Francis Arduh, Jacqueline Rossini

Costume Design in TV – Period, Sponsored by IATSE 873

Cabinet of Curiosities 106, Dreams in the Witch House
Costume Designer: Luis Sequeira
Assistant Costume Designer: Ann Steel, Costume Supervisor: Heather Crepp, Costume Coordinator: Miles Caswell, Key Costume Assistant: Emily McHugh, Costume On-Set Supervisor: Christina Cattle, Costume Truck Supervisor: Susan Nycz, BG Set Supervisor: Michelle Bohn, BG Assistant Supervisor: Jennifer Goodman, Buyers: Anita Bacic, Sara Schilt, Hanne Whitfield, Key Cutter: Tamiyo Tomihiro, Cutter/Tailor: Philip Atfield, Cutter/Milliner: Loreen Lightfoot, Cutter: Ahmad Zargaran, Sewers: Sylvie Bonniere, Nicole Vezina, Gulay Cokgezen, Kateryna Maryevych, Wei Su, Tamara Tarazi, Ying Zhao, BG Sewers: Teresa Artibello, Key Breakdown Artist: Meghan Ancheta, Breakdown Artists: Eryn Reid, Aimee Tobolka, Debbie Williams, Costume Assistants: Tess Barbieri, Kimberly Douglas, Cristiana Lobo, Charlotte Robertson, Shila Rashid, Costume PA’s: Odin Paris-Francis Arduh, Jacqueline Rossini, Specialty Builder Key (KezIah/iWtch): Karen Rodd, Assistant Builder: James Bolton

Costume Design in TV – Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Sponsored by IATSE 873

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 108, The Elysian Kingdom
Costume Designer: Bernadette Croft
Supervisor: Karen Lee, Assistant Costume Designers: Sarah Goodwin, Heather English, Emily Jasper, Costume Coordinator: Jazlyn Dow, Money Tracker: Shelley Lewis, Buyers: Jennifer Choy, Shelli Oh, Natassia Brunato, Digital Costumer: Jen Bowen, Costume Assistants: Kathy Marsh, Katherine Flanagan, BG Coordinators: Trish Murray, Gillian “Fidge” Fletcher, Cutters: Sue Furlong, Geoff Hughes, Susan Dicks, Olena Fedorenko, Sewers: Karen Hancock, Alyssa Nasvadi, Anna Claude Biron, Madison Watson, Cindy Brown, Ashley Gennuso, Stephanie St. Jacques, Victor Atekha, Michelle Pinochet, Tony (Qing Bin Xue), FX Key Builder: Jennifer M Johnson, FX Builders: Mervin Perez, FX Key Sculptor: Alex Silberberg, Key Textile Artist: Anna Pantcheva, Textile Artists: Sarah Alfred, Heather Campbell, Set Supervisor: Alan Chau, Wayne Godfrey, Truck Supervisor: Christie Del Monte, Set Swing: Adrian Arnieri, BG Set Supervisor: Amelia Berzins, Textile Artist: Bev Law

Costume Design in Film- Contemporary

Violent Night
Costume Designer: Laura DeLuca
Assistant Costume Designer: Taryn Smith, Costume Coordinator: Cheryl Green, Costume Set Supervisor: Tess Furtado, Costume Set Assistant: Sandra Medd, Costume Truck Supervisor: Amanda Isaak, Key Breakdown Artist: Grant MacDonald, Costume Buyer/Breakdown Artist: Ted Whetter, Costume Buyers: Pieter Jongbloed, Ariel Boroff, Costume Expense Tracker: Casey Downes, Cutters: Claire Sparling, Suman Faulkner, Costume Trainee: Kiara DeLuca, Costume Illustrators: Emily Campbell Baker, Keith Lau, Maggie Chan, Jenn Hancock

Costume Design in Film – Period

Bones of Crows
Costume Designers: Jessica Kalan, Carmen Thompson
Assistant Designer: Yolonda Skelton, Costume Supervisor: Tinthi Tembo, Truck Costumer: Shannon Tauber, Set Supervisors: Emma Irvine, Madison Douglas, Background Coordinator: Jared Lim, Indigenous Consultant: Joleen Mitton, Costumers: Aline Gilmore, Jason Pillay, Isabel Poulin, Fiona Raavita, Alejandro Rojas, Annie Shelestynski, Anna Haebler, Singer Valerie Smith, Erika Watchhorn, Alison Yanota, Shannon Wilson, Valentin Moulias, Mackenzie Dunham, Ash Lorraine, Joshua Langston, Michelle O’Reilly, Varya Olyunina, Ashandra Block, Courtney Bone, Sophia Dishaw, Aurora Cyr, Juan Duarte, Janessa Guliker, Sydney Richards, Sara Perrier, Mitch Meeker, Sran Mardookhi

Costume Design in Film – Sci/Fi

Costume Designer: Emma Doyle
Set Supervisor: Reilly Kizer, Nunavut Costume Assistant: Julie Alivaktuk, Toronto Costume Assistant: Ashley Magwood, Toronto Daily: Evely Escobar

And the Winners of International Costume Design for Film & Television are:

International Costume Design in Film, Sponsored by IATSE 891

The Woman King
Costume Designer: Gersha Phillips
Costume Supervisor: Lynn Paulsen, Assistant Costume Designer: Carly Nicodemo, Jr. Assistant Costume Designer: Lieze Van Tonder, Costume Coordinator: Tova Harrison, Costume Assistants: Pia Van Zyl, Sino Guwa, Ghana Supervisor: Afriya Frimpong, Buyers: Gizelle Baumgart, Warren Joseph, Truck Supervisor: Thabisa Mkonto, Viola Davis Personal Dresser: Nolothando Mathe, John Boyega Personal Dresser: Vrishny Pillay, Key Stand Bys: Marijka Nel, Portia Mavityo, Lovemore George, Jodi Bowers, Terence Norman, Alex-Ann Keppie, Kelly Watson, Extras Supervisor: Jayne Forbes, Extras Assistants: Monica Mase, Abdul Nguimbi, Molika Botha, Craig Challis, Kahrl Oelman, Pakama Qwazi, Tristan Makka, Pamela Machinga, Carol Isaacs, Rose Kannemeyer, Farooq Petersen, Mieska Maniers, Ferial Davids, Nduzuko Zwane, Stunt Supervisor: Mankoe Ngamlama, Stunt Assistant: Clinton Scott, Chief Cutter: Fagrie Nasiep, Workroom Supervisor: Farzannah Allie, Cutters: Mukuli Dukuza, Lusapo Nkopo, Tailor: Beverly Harris, Miriam Williams, Seamstresses: Nasreen Nasiep, Mymoena Abrahams, Honnekar Kankolongo, Jasmine Jules, Hajiera Nasiep, Kamiela Maniers, Sandra Jacobs, Kennedy Banda, Moenessa Majiet, Constance Kundani, Rafeeqa Daniels, Zille Swartz, Breakdown and Dye HOD: Juanita Petronio, Key Textile Artists: Hayley Pieterse, Unati Godlo, Textile Artists: Daniel Lister, Normet Peter, Brownyn Whitehead, Alex Marais, Zolani Heleni, Redson Khombedza, Christina Koch, Key Fabricator: Sivuyile Gxalaba, Shoe Maker: Masixole France, Fabricators: Andre Van Schalkwyk, Kim Cloete, Zola Gwaqu, Zolani Oniwe, Alice Phiri, Kingstix Faku, 2nd Unit Key: Jillian Johnson, 2nd Unit Standbys: Jerri Nomnganga, Ncebakazi Bala, Nompilo Paris Ann Peter, Illustrators: Christian Cordella, Ciara Brennan, Maggie Chan, Luis Du Preez, Trainees: Sithle Sityi, Andiswa Makaula, Yolanda Mkohli, Driver: Frank Soko, Waseem Abrahams, Kelvin Watson, Sisa Binta, Jack

International Costume Design in TV, Sponsored by IATSE 891

Monarch, 106, The Night Of
Costume Designer: Mandi Line
Assistant Costume Designer: Sylvia Furken, Supervisor: Yana Syrkin, Buyers: Robin Whatley, Alexandria Scott, Key: Shandra Beri

And last but not least, the fifth annual Nobis Industry Icon Award Winner is…

Louise Jobin, prolific French Canadian costume and production designer.

The Canadian Alliance of Film and Television Costume Arts and Design (CAFTCAD) has brought together Canadian costume professionals from all corners of the industry. CAFTCAD has succeeded in creating a thriving environment within which members can share, learn and advance their craft, while simultaneously raising the awareness of the contributions these designers and artisans have made in the international industry of film, television, video, and commercials.

The CAFTCAD Awards, which held its inaugural event in 2019, is the culmination of these efforts to unite the Canadian costume community, while recognizing and rewarding their skills and talent.


Winners announced for 21st annual DGC Awards

From a media release:

The DGC is delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 DGC Awards. The Guild received over 450 submissions this year for both film and television categories.

David Cronenberg – Crimes of the Future

Madison Thomas – Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

Anthony Shim – Riceboy Sleeps

Hayley Gray – Send the Rain                              

Tamara Deverell – Nightmare Alley

Cam McLauchlin – Nightmare Alley

Sarah Peddie – Unloved: Huronia’s Forgotten Children    

Nathan Robitaille, Jill Purdy, Dashen Naidoo, Josh Brown, Nelson Ferreira, Kayla Stewart, Craig MacLellan, Kevin Banks – Nightmare Alley

Charles Officer – The Porter, Episode 101, Episode 1

Fabrizio Filippo – Sort Of, Episode 101Sort of Gone

Melanie Orr – The Hardy Boys, Episode 207, The Doctor’s Orders

Helen Shaver – Station Eleven, Episode 108, Who’s There?

Elisabeth Williams – The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 405, Chicago

Elisa Sauvé – Sneakerella

Zoë Sakellaropoulo – Ghosts, Episode 109, Alberta’s Fan
Zoë Sakellaropoulo – The Bold Type, Episode 505, Don’t Turn Away

Ana Yavari – The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 407, Home
Maureen Grant – Stolen by Their Father

Lee Walker – Astrid and Lilly Save the World, Episode 105, A-Borg

David McCallum, Ed Douglas, Marvyn Dennis, Peter Thillaye, Kayla Stewart, Jean Bot – The Porter, Episode 108, Episode 8
Jane Tattersall, Brennan Mercer, Martin Gwynn Jones, David Caporale – The North Water, Episode 103, Homo Homini Lupus

John Douglas Smith, Kayla Stewart, Paul Talbott, Kelly McGahey, Taylor Brockelsby, Kevin Banks – Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock, Episode 112, Into the Trash

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The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is a national labour organization that represents over 6,000 key creative and logistical personnel in the screen-based industry covering all areas of direction, design, production and editing. The DGC negotiates and administers collective agreements and lobbies extensively on issues of concern for Members including Canadian content conditions, CRTC regulations and ensuring that funding is maintained for Canadian film & television programming.