The first Canadian Screen Awards have named the nominees up for a multitude of film and television categories, with Indie Game: The Movie, Stories We Tell and The World Before Her (pictured) landing doc nominations.
The nominees are part of the inaugural awards, a new gala event combining the Genies and Geminis, and adding digital media nominees, to be broadcast as a two-hour special event on the CBC on March 3.
In the Ted Rogers best feature-length doc category, Hugo Latulippe’s Alphee des Etoiles, Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky’s Indie Game: The Movie, Brigitte Poupart’s Over My Dead Body, Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell and Nisha Pahuja’s The World Before Her all netted nominations.
Up for best short documentary are Ariel Nasr and Annette Clarke’s The Boxing Girls of Kabul, Igor Drljaca’s The Fuse: Or How I Burned Simon Bolivar, Deco Dawson and Catherine Chagnon’s Keep a Modest Head, Jeffrey St. Jules and Anita Lee’s Let the Daylight Into the Swamp, and Zaheed Mawani and Andrea Bussman’s Three Walls.
In TV, the best documentary program or series nominees are Storyline Entertainment and Wild Heart Productions’ Lone Twin for TVO, Banger Films’ Metal Evolution for Much More Music, CBC’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, Omni Film Productions’ Pyros for Discovery Channel, and Pixcom Productions’ Trashopolis for History Channel.
The five titles up for best lifestyle program or series are Whalley-Abbey Media’s Chuck’s Day Off, Paperny Entertainment’s Eat St. and Frantic Films’ Pitchin’ In, all for Food Network Canada, and Juxtapose Productions’ Hell on Hooves for Rad-X, and Skit Inc.’s Income Property for HGTV.
The full list of TV nominees is available here.
Digital projects recognized with nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards include the NFB’s Bar Code, Bear71 and Highrise: One Millionth Tower; Secret Location’s D-Day to Victory Interactive; and Jason Leaver’s web series Out With Dad.
The full list of digital nominees is available here.
With files from Danielle Ng See Quan