WIFT多伦多 Announces Winners of the 14th Annual Showcase Awards

WIFT多伦多 Announces Winners of the 14th Annual Showcase Awards



Toronto, ON—2023年5月10日—Women in Film & Television Toronto (WIFT多伦多) held their 14th Annual Showcase last night at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Submitted by WIFT多伦多 members, this year’s Showcase featured eight short films from both emerging, and seasoned Canadian women and non-binary filmmakers. The night began with a screening of each project followed by an awards ceremony in which the winners for 最好的指导, 最好写, 最佳展示, and Audience Choice were announced.

The winner for “最好的指导” went to Cailleah Scott-Grimes for 杂草丛生的. 凭借这个奖项, Scott-Grimes receives a cash prize of $2,000 from the 基金会 for WIFT多伦多; a virtual meeting with DGC-Ontario Chair, Annie Bradley; and two Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto memberships.

Alexx Bryant won “最好写” for Reel Black: Our Film Stories. The short doc was written by Tristen Sutherland, Émeraude Domingos Mbuku, and Ayan Tani. 凭借这个奖项, Bryant receives a cash prize of $2,000 from the 基金会 for WIFT多伦多; 最终稿 writing software; a consultation with story editor and script analyst 杰米Gaetz; and the opportunity to sit in two 加拿大广播公司 writing rooms.

Shehrezade Mian took home the honour of “最佳展示” for There Are No Children Here. 拿着这个奖, 米安收到2美元,000 from the 基金会 for WIFT多伦多; a $2,500 certificate for post-production work at Company 3 Toronto; and a meeting with Andrew Frank, 副总统, Sales and Acquisitions, 杂种媒体.

The final award presented last night was the Audience Choice, this ended up being a tie and went to Alexx Bryant for Reel Black: Our Film Stories and Shehrezade Mian for There Are No Children Here. 拿着这个奖, Bryant and Mian receive $2,000 from the 基金会 for WIFT多伦多 and a $2,500 certificate for equipment rental from 大相机.

最佳展示, 最好的指导, and 最好写 awards are determined by a volunteer 陪审团 composed of WIFT多伦多 members. This year’s 陪审团 members were Bonnie Anderson, 卡莉DeNure, Cyr乔伊斯, Kai小白, Kat Anielak, Michelle D’Alessandro Hatt, Promise Holmes Skinner, Raj Dhillon, Shagun Kanwar, 到了罗伯茨, and Sheronna Osbourne.

“Each project we feature pushes our organization’s vision forward, not only showcasing the immense talent of the creators, but also the diversity, 强度, and flair that our members have to offer,凯伦·布鲁斯说, 执行董事, WIFT多伦多. “On behalf of WIFT多伦多, I want to thank our sponsors, 捐助者, 合作伙伴, 陪审团, 客人, and of course this year’s brilliant filmmakers and winners for making this a fantastic night to remember.”

The WIFT Showcase has been a staple event in the WIFT多伦多 calendar since 2010, screening over 100 projects to date. The Showcase has featured works from numerous award-winning and critically-acclaimed filmmakers such as, 乔丹·坎宁(), Danishka Esterhazy (阿斯特丽德 & 莉莉拯救世界)、茉莉·莫札法里(鞭炮), and Lisa Rideout (与苏做爱)等. 在过去的六年里, with the help of the 基金会 for WIFT多伦多, the WIFT Showcase has awarded more than $48,000 in cash prizes to winners.

The WIFT Showcase is supported by the following collaborators: presenting sponsor, TIFF; supporting sponsor, DGC Ontario; event partner, Company 3; and event supporters, 加拿大广播公司, 最终稿, the 基金会 for WIFT多伦多, 大相机, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, 杰米Gaetz, 和杂种媒体.

Women in Film and Television Toronto is a member-based, not-for-profit organization made up of passionate individuals who are dedicated to the education, 订婚, and empowerment of all individuals at every stage of their careers in the screen-based media industry. It is WIFT多伦多’s mission to build and advance the careers of their members by providing professional development, 同伴支持, and mentorship in collaboration with industry 合作伙伴.

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