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Mar 25, 2019

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Canadian Film Fest Announces 2019 Awards

The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova and Terminally In Love Take Top Prizes at the 2019 Canadian Film Fest

Wolves Unleashed - Against All Odds Wins People's Pick for Best Flick

Canadian Film Fest Announces 2019 Awards

Toronto, ON – March 25, 2019 – The 13th edition of the Canadian Film Fest (CFF) closed on Saturday evening at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto by announcing the 2019 winners. Top honours went to Zack Bernbaum’s The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova, which was won Best Feature and DGC Ontario’s Best Director awards and Terminally in Love, directed by Emily Jenkins and Justin Black, which won Best Short and ReTAKE Furniture Rentals’ Best Set and Production Design. Rama Rau’s Honey Bee received the William F. White Reel Canadian Indie award, and Andrew Simpson’s Wolves Unleashed – Against All Odds took home People’s Pick for Best Flick.

“We’re so proud of the level of talent at this year’s Fest,” said Bern Euler, Executive Director, Canadian Film Fest. “There is always a buzzing excitement in the theatre and the sold out screenings are a testament to the dedicated movie-goers who can’t wait to see the next best Canadian indie films on the big screen.”

See below for the complete list of winners for the 2019 Canadian Film Fest. For more information on the festival, visit canfilmfest.ca.


2019 CANADIAN FILM FEST AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FEATURE
The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova
Directed by Zack Bernbaum
$3,000 gift certificate from Dazmo Camera

BEST SHORT
Terminally in Love
Directed by Emily Jenkins and Justin Black

PEOPLE’S PICK FOR BEST FLICK
Wolves Unleashed – Against All Odds
Directed by Andrew Simpson

WILLIAM F. WHITE REEL CANADIAN INDIE
Honey Bee
Directed by Rama Rau
$5,000 gift certificate from William F. White

DGC ONTARIO’S BEST DIRECTOR
The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova
Directed by Zack Bernbaum

ReTAKE FURNITURE RENTALS BEST SET AND PRODUCTION DESIGN
Terminally in Love
Logan Graham Greene

 

CANADIAN FILM FEST JURY AWARDS
The 2019 jury include director Joy Webster known for Game (2017), In the Weeds (2015) andBuzzard (2019); internationally established producer David Miller; and executive producer and Vice President of The Characters Talent Agency, Ryan Goldhar. They selected the following awards:

BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURE
Nose to Tail
Aaron Abrams

BEST ACTOR IN A SHORT
Spooning
Krista Morin

ACHIEVEMENT IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
Wolves Unleashed – Against All Odds
Directed by Andrew Simpson

BEST SHORT – HONOURABLE MENTION
No. 3: In the Absence of Angels
Directed by Camille Hollett-French

THE 2019 CANADIAN FILM FEST – HAROLD GREENBERG FUND SCRIPT CONTEST
The Canadian Film Fest and the Harold Greenberg Fund are proud partners on this unique opportunity for screenwriters. Each year, the CFF Harold Greenberg Script Competition is open to Canadian screenwriters who've written a feature-length screenplay and who are looking for financial development support. This year’s winner and runner up are:

GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Harold Doesn’t Die by Stephen Sloot
In addition to winning $10,000 in development funding, a Harold Greenberg executive will be involved in the selection of the winning script, and will provide feedback on the script as well as guidance throughout one development round. The winner also receives a pass to the Toronto Screenwriting Conference taking place May 4-5, 2019. (valued at $419).

SECOND PLACE
Black White Blue by Murry Peeters
The runner up receives a pass to the Toronto Screenwriting Conference taking place May 4-5, 2019. (valued at $419).

For the complete Canadian Film Fest "IT LIST” of the top finalists click HERE.

ABOUT THE CANADIAN FILM FEST:
The Canadian Film Fest (CFF) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting Canadian independent films and cultivating emerging and established filmmaking talent. Film-loving audiences come to enjoy a diverse selection of 100% Canadian film screenings (features & shorts) and filmmakers flock to the CFF's various industry events to take advantage of essential networking opportunities. CFF's mission is to celebrate the art of cinematic storytelling by showcasing Canadian films and filmmakers. 
 
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