CFTPA Feature Film Producer's Award; National Jury announces nominees for $10,000 cash prize



    OTTAWA, Aug. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Nominations for the 2nd Annual CFTPA
Feature Film Producer's Award were announced today by the awards National
Jury. The Award is presented in partnership with the Toronto International
Film Festival. Five nominees have been short listed to receive the Award along
with a cash prize of $10,000 CAD. The winner will be announced at a special
reception on the opening of the Toronto International Film Festival on
September 6th.
    "This Award is a real good-news story and the CFTPA is proud to once
again partner with the Toronto International Film Festival to recognize
excellence in the production of feature films," said Guy Mayson, President and
CEO, CFTPA. "Producers make it all happen, and I'm looking forward to
celebrating, not only the achievements of one producer, but the incredible
achievements of all producers working in Canada."
    With more than 30 eligible Canadian films being screened at the festival
the Jury's task of selecting only five nominees was a difficult one. Jury
Chair, Stephen Hegyes made the announcement on behalf of the National Jury
which includes David Hamilton (Hamilton-Metha Productions), Luc Déry
(Production Microscope), Peter Sussman (Aver Media) and producer/ director,
Lynne Stopkewich.
    "This was not an easy process, but having carefully looked at all
eligible producer's submissions and considering their body of work, we feel
that we have selected five of the top producer talents in the country," said
Stephen Hegyes, Chair of the National Jury. "I look forward to more discussion
with the Jury and ultimately to presenting the Award to this year's
recipient."

    The Nominees for the 2007 CFTPA Feature Film Producer's Award are:

    Damon D'Oliveria - POOR BOY'S GAME
    Production Company: Conquering Lion Pictures Inc.
    Filmography: H, RUDE, LAW OF ENCLOSURES, LOVE COMES DOWN, PROTEUS,
    LIE WITH ME

    Niv Fichman - SILK
    Production Company: Rhombus Media Inc.
    Filmography: SNOW CAKE, CHILDSTAR, THE RED VIOLIN, LAST NIGHT,
    THIRTY-TWO SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD

    Jennifer Jonas - ALL HAT
    Production Company: New Real Films Inc.
    Filmography: MONKEY WARFARE, CAKE, SUGAR, THE PERFECT SON,
    THE LIFE BEFORE THIS, PERFECT PIE

    Denis Robert - THE AGE OF IGNORANCE
    Production Company: Cinémaginaire inc.
    Filmography: MAMBO ITALIANO, THE CONFESSIONAL, STARDOM,
    MAURICE "THEROCKET" RICHARD, IT'S YOUR TURN, LAURA, LAURA'S BACK,
    WEDDING NIGHT, LITTLE LILI

    Anna Stratton - EMOTIONAL ARITHMETIC
    Production Company: Triptych Media Inc.
    Filmography: AS SLOW AS POSSIBLE, THE REPUBLIC OF LOVE, FALLING ANGELS,
    SHALL WE DANCE?, THE BAY OF LOVE AND SORROWS, THE HANGING GARDEN, LILIES,
    ZERO PATIENCE

    Founded by the Canadian Film and Television Production Association
(CFTPA) in 2006, the CFTPA Feature Film Producer's Award commends and
acknowledges an outstanding Canadian producer having a Canadian feature film
screened as part of the TIFF's official selection, and whose body of work
demonstrates commitment and passion for the profession.




For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries, please call: Jeff Brinton,
Director of Communications and Media, Canadian Film and Television Production
Association, (613) 233-1444 ex 227, brinton@cftpa.ca, www.cftpa.ca

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