April 15th, 2019

Screen Nova Scotia announces 2019 award nominees

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The awards will take place on Friday, May 3rd, 2019. Tickets are on sale now!
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Screen Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the nominees for the 5th annual Screen Nova Scotia Awards Gala, taking place Friday, May 3rd at 8:00 p.m. in the Schooner Room at Casino Nova Scotia. The awards recognize and celebrate the incredible talent, creativity, and passion that are the trademarks of Nova Scotia’s film, television and animation industry.

“The fifth anniversary of the Screen Nova Scotia Awards Gala is truly a milestone event for #NSFILMJOBS,” said Laura Mackenzie, Executive Director, Screen Nova Scotia. “This industry continues to prove its steadfast commitment and capacity to deliver some of the globe’s most celebrated content, and this year is no exception. Congratulations to all nominees, including all of our world-class cast and crew.”

The event will be co-hosted by a star-studded cast, and a diverse audience of Nova Scotia’s brightest and most creative talents will be in attendance. Individual tickets and group tables are on sale now via Screen Nova Scotia’s website HERE. Please note that tickets are limited and last year’s show was a sold-out event.

Notable awards include the ACTRA Awards for Outstanding Performances, the Film Crew Excellence Award, the Digital Animators of Nova Scotia Award, the Women in Film & Television Atlantic Award, and the Community Recognition Award, along with Screen Nova Scotia awards for best television, film, and animation.

“This year’s nominations show off an amazing talent pool of both established and emerging performers,” said Matthew Lumley, Chair, ACTRA Maritimes Awards Committee. “These captivating performances are part of compelling work by some of the region’s best film and television creators.”

New this year, Paul Bronfman and William F. White International Inc. will be receiving the inaugural Industry Champion Award in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the production services company setting up shop in Halifax, and our appreciation of their continued and unwavering support of the Nova Scotia screen industry.

“Over the years, Paul Bronfman and the company he built has repeatedly gone over and above in working with both emerging and veteran filmmakers to realize their visions,” said Mike Volpe, Chair of the Board, Screen Nova Scotia. “In addition, in 2015 when other film suppliers left the province, William F. White International stayed and doubled down on Nova Scotia as a place to do business.”


Screen Nova Scotia Awards:

Best Feature Film
Aliens With Knives (Winter Light Productions)
Halloween Party (Northeast Films)
Hopeless Romantic (Northeast Films / LJH Films)
Splinters (Emotion Pictures)

Best Documentary Film
In French, S’il Vous Plaît! (Les Productions du 4e Mur)
Needles (Clerisy Entertainment)
The Social Shift (Mirror Image Media)
The Trauma Toll (Clerisy Entertainment)

Best Short Film
Bernie Langille Wants To Know…Who Killed Bernie Langille (Peep Media)
Borscht & Fresh Bread (Sarah Gignac)
Duck Duck Goose (Shelley Thompson)
It’s Only Monday (Nicole Steeves)

Best Television Series
Forgive Me – Season 3 (Emotion Pictures)
Mr. D – Season 8 (Topsail Entertainment)
This Hour Has 22 Minutes – Season XXV (DHX – Hour Productions)
Trailer Park Boys – Season 12 (Sunnyvale Productions)

Best Animated Series
Addison (Six Eleven Media)
Care Bears (Copernicus Studios)
Spaceman and Robotron (Lujo Films Inc. / Connections Productions)

ACTRA Maritimes Awards for Outstanding Performances:

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Female Role
Francine Deschepper (Duck Duck Goose)
Bette MacDonald (Mr. D)
Shelley Thompson (Splinters)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Male Role
Callum Dunphy (Splinters)
Bailey Maughan (Splinters)
Jordan Poole (Creeped Out)
T. Thomason (Halloween Party)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Female Role
Francine Deschepper (Hopeless Romantic)
Marietta Laan (Halloween Party)
Kathryn MacLellan (Hopeless Romantic)
Shelley Thompson (Halloween Party)

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Male Role
Jeremy Ackerman (Forgive Me)
Taylor Olson (Hopeless Romantic)
Jordan Poole (Birthmarked)
Bill Wood (Mr. D)

WIFT-AT Award for Best Director:
Nicole Steeves (It’s Only Monday)
Shelley Thompson (Duck Duck Goose)
Jackie Torrens (Bernie Langille Wants to Know…Who Killed Bernie Langille)
Andrea Vandenboer (Climate Change and the Human Prospect)

DANS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Animation:
Gwyneth Christoffel (Radical Age)
Paton Francis & Krista MacKinnon (Addison)
Don Pinsent & Team (Spaceman and Robotron)

Industry Champion Award:
Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO, William F. White International Inc.

Winners of the Community Recognition Award and the Film Crew Excellence Award will be announced live during the event.