TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - The DGC is delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 DGC Awards. There were over 300 submissions this year in both film and television from across the country.
The Awards were presented at the annual event on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the historic Carlu in Toronto. Hosted by Mary Walsh, the evening was punctuated by special presentations to director Don Shebib and Quebec DGC Member Anne Sirois. The presenters for the evening were all female directors working in the industry today and represent the diverse voices at work in Canada.
The 2017 DGC Discovery Award was presented to emerging filmmaker Wayne Mapeemukwa for his film Luk'Luk' I. His film was selected by a jury of filmmakers: Stephen Dunn, Chloé Leriche, Kevan Funk, Johnny Ma and Ashley McKenzie.
"Part of the DGC's mandate is to celebrate excellence," stated Tim Southam, National President, DGC. "And these women and men have worked together to inspire and create exceptional works. It is especially important now to showcase Canada's successes and I am proud to work side by side with these talented filmmakers."
DGC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
DON HALDANE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM
Presented by Technicolor
Bruce McDonald – Weirdos
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES
Presented by deluxe
Holly Dale – Mary Kills People
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMATIC SERIES
Presented by Panavision
Helen Shaver – Vikings
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY SERIES
Presented by SIM Group
Aleysa Young – Baroness Von Sketch Show
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FAMILY SERIES
Presented by William F. White
Dean Bennett – Heartland
ALLAN KING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY
Presented by Rogers Group of Funds
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone – Fred Peabody
BEST PICTURE EDITING – DOCUMENTARY
Jim Munro – All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and The Spirit of I.F. Stone
BEST SHORT FILM (tie)
Tuesday 10:08 A.M.
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – FEATURE FILM
Presented by Pinewood Toronto Studios
Awakening the Zodiac – Lisa Soper
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES
Presented by Vanguarde Artists Management
Rob Gray – Cardinal
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – TELEVISION SERIES
John Dondertman – Orphan Black, Human Raw Material
BEST PICTURE EDITING – FEATURE FILM
Ron Sanders/Sandy Pereira – Mean Dreams
BEST PICTURE EDITING – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES
Teresa De Luca – Cardinal
BEST PICTURE EDITING – TELEVISION SERIES
Donald Cassidy – Vikings – In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning
BEST SOUND EDITING – FEATURE FILM
Ratchet & Clank – Nelson Ferreira, J.R. Fountain, Dashen Naidoo, John D. Smith
BEST SOUND EDITING – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES
Cardinal – Claire Dobson, Nelson Ferreira, Paul Germann, David McCallum, Jane Tattersall
BEST SOUND EDITING – TELEVISION SERIES
Vikings, The Last Ship – Claire Dobson, Andrew Jablonski, David McCallum, Steve Medeiros, Brennan Mercer, Dale Sheldrake, Jane Tattersall
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The Directors Guild of Canada wishes to thank the SPONSORS of the 2017 DGC Awards:
Lead – Technicolor
Gold – BellMedia, Deluxe, Panavision and William F. White International Inc./Canada Film Capital/EP Canada
Silver – Canadian Media Production Association, The Harold Greenberg Fund, I.A.T.S.E. 667, Rogers Group of Funds, SIM Group and Vanguarde Artists Management
Bronze – ACTRA, Canada Media Fund, Canadian Film Centre, CBC, Cinespace, DHX Media, Don Carmody Productions, Entertainment One, Pinewood Toronto Studios, Take 5 Productions, Telefilm Canada and the Writers Guild of Canada
Patron – Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, and Great-West Life
Contra – Thistle Printing & Production Canada
The DGC also wishes to thank Ernst & Young the official auditor of the 2017 DGC Awards.
The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is a national labour organization that represents over 5,000 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 screen-based programming.
SOURCE Directors Guild of Canada, National Office
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