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January 17, 2017 – Toronto – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

National Film Board of Canada (NFB) productions and craftspeople have received 18 nominations at the Canadian Screen Awards, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, recognizing excellence in film, television and digital media.

Ted Rogers Best Feature-Length Documentary Award

Gulîstan, Land of Roses, directed by Zaynê Akyol (Périphéria Productions/Mîtosfilm/NFB)
Waseskun, directed by Steve Patry

Best Cinematography in a Feature-Length Documentary

Joan PoggioGun Runners

Best Editing in a Feature-Length Documentary

Nathalie Lamoureux – Waseskun
Mathieu Bouchard-Malo – Gulîstan, Land of Roses

Best Short Documentary

Stone Makers, directed by Jean-Marc E. Roy (Bande Sonimage/NFB)
this river, directed by Erika MacPherson and Katherena Vermette

Best Animated Short

I Am Here, directed by Eoin Duffy
I Like Girls, directed by Diane Obomsawin
Mamie, directed by Janice Nadeau (Folimage/NFB)
Blind Vaysha, directed by Theodore Ushev  

Achievement in Music – Original Score

Taymaz Saba – Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

Best Immersive Experience

Cardboard Crash, created by Vincent McCurley and the NFB’s Digital Studio in Vancouver
Cut-Off (NFB/Vice Media/Canadian Film Centre/Occupied VR)
The Unknown Photographer, directed by Loïc Suty (Turbulent/NFB)

Best Original Interactive Production Produced for Digital Media

The Deeper They Bury Me: A Call from Herman Wallace, created by Angad Singh Bhalla and Ted Biggs for Storyline Entertainment and the NFB
I Love Potatoes, created by Vali Fugulin (NFB/Minority Media)
Seances, created by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson and the NFB

Quick Facts

Featured as part of Canadian Screen Week, the Canadian Screen Awards will be presented over four nights, with the Gala Honouring Excellence in Non-Fiction Programming (March 7), the Gala Honouring Excellence in Creative Fiction (March 8), the Gala Honouring Excellence in Digital & Immersive Storytelling (March 9), followed by the Broadcast Gala (March 12).


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Canadian Screen Awards
Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Périphéria Productions
Bande Sonimage
Vice Media
Canadian Film Centre
Occupied VR
Minority Media

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  • About the NFB

    Founded in 1939, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a one-of-a-kind producer, co-producer and distributor of distinctive, engaging, relevant and innovative documentary and animated films. As a talent incubator, it is one of the world’s leading creative centres. The NFB has enabled Canadians to tell and hear each other’s stories for over eight decades, and its films are a reliable and accessible educational resource. The NFB is also recognized around the world for its expertise in preservation and conservation, and for its rich and vibrant collection of works, which form a pillar of Canada’s cultural heritage. To date, the NFB has produced more than 14,000 works, 6,500 of which can be streamed free of charge at nfb.ca. The NFB and its productions and co-productions have earned over 7,000 awards, including 11 Oscars and an Honorary Academy Award for overall excellence in cinema.