The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) has announced its Discovery Long-List, highlighting the top new Canadian filmmakers to watch.
“These directors are part of an exciting new wave in Canadian cinema,” said Manny Danelon, chair of the DGC Awards Committee. “You are going to hear people buzzing about these films at TIFF and festivals around the world over the next year.”
Among those making this year’s list are Carly Stone. Her debut, rom-com The New Romantic, opened at SXSW where she received Special Jury Recognition for First Feature.
First-time feature directors Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein are also among the Discovery Award nominees. Their indie sci-fi offering Freaks, starring Emile Hirsch, is currently screening at TIFF.
Here’s the complete list:
Akash Sherman – Clara
Andrea Bussmann – Fausto
Bojan Bodružić – The Museum of Forgotten Triumphs
Carly Stone – The New Romantic
Drew Lint – M/M
Félix Dufour-Laperrière – Ville Neuve
Gwaai Edenshaw/Helen Haig-Brown – Edge of the Knife
Jasmin Mozaffari – Firecrackers
Keith Behrman – Giant Little Ones
Michael Del Monte – Transformer
G. Patrick Condon – Incredible Violence
Shasha Nakhai – Take Light
Sophie Dupuis – Chien de garde
Terry Chiu – Mangoshake
Yuqi Kang – A Little Wisdom
Zach Lipovsky/Adam Stein – Freaks
The Discovery Award jury is chaired by Simon Lavoie with members Sadaf Foroughi, Kathleen Hepburn and Wayne Wapeemukwa.
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