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The National Film Board of Canada receives 14 Canadian Screen Awards nominations

Press release

2013/01/15


Toronto, January 15, 2013 – The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has received 14 Canadian Screen Awards nominations, clearly dominating the Best Animated Short category with three out of four nominations and the Best Original Program or Series Produced for Digital Media – Non-Fiction category with three out of five nominations. Producers Julie Roy ( Bydlo, Paula and Edmond Was a Donkey) and Anita Lee ( Stories We Tell, Let the Daylight into the Swamp and Home Again) stand out in the list of nominations with a number of their productions in the running.

The new Canadian Screen Awards are presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. The first edition’s gala will be broadcast live on CBC, on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at 8 p.m.

NFB productions and co-productions nominated

BEST ORIGINAL PROGRAM OR SERIES PRODUCED FOR DIGITAL MEDIA – NON-FICTION
Highrise: One Millionth Tower (NFB) – Katerina Cizek, Sarah Arruda, Silva Basmajian, Gerry Flahive
Bear 71 (NFB) – Loc Dao, David Christensen, Dana Dansereau, Rob McLaughlin, Bonnie Thompson
Barcode (NFB│ ARTE France)  – Hugues Sweeney, David Carzon, Marianne Levy-Leblond, Rob McLaughlin, Joel Ronez

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Bydlo (NFB) – Patrick Bouchard, Julie Roy
Edmond Was a Donkey (NFB│Papy3D│ARTE)  – Franck Dion, Richard Van Den Boom, Julie Roy
Paula (NFB)  – Dominic Étienne Simard, Julie Roy

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Stephan James Home Again (NFB│ Home Again Film Productions Inc.) - Sudz Sutherland, Jennifer Holness, Anita Lee, Don Carmody

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Fefe Dobson
Home Again (NFB│ Home Again Film Productions Inc.) - Sudz Sutherland, Jennifer Holness, Anita Lee, Don Carmody

TED ROGERS BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY AWARD
Alphée of the Stars (Esperamos │NFB) – Hugo Latulippe, Éric De Gheldere, Colette Loumède
Stories We Tell (NFB) – Sarah Polley, Anita Lee

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
The Boxing Girls of Kabul (NFB) – Ariel Nasr, Annette Clarke
Let the Daylight into the Swamp (NFB) – Jeffrey St. Jules, Anita Lee

BEST WRITING IN A DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM OR SERIES
Prosecutor (White Pine Pictures, NFB) – Barry Stevens, Peter Raymont, Silva Basmajian, Julia Bennet, Kelly Jenkins, Lea Marin

DONALD BRITTAIN AWARD FOR BEST SOCIAL/POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM
Prosecutor (White Pine Pictures, NFB) – Barry Stevens, Peter Raymont, Silva Basmajian, Julia Bennet, Kelly Jenkins, Lea Marin

About the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada creates groundbreaking interactive works, social-issue documentaries and auteur animation. The NFB’s award-winning content can be seen at NFB.ca and on apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV. Canada’s public producer and distributor since 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 6 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies.

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Information:

Jennifer Mair, NFB Publicist
Telephone: 416-954-2045
Cell: 416-436-0105
E-mail: j.mair@nfb.ca
Twitter: @NFB_Jennifer

Lily Robert, Director, Corporate Communications, NFB
Telephone: 514-283-3838
Cell: 514-296-8261
E-mail: l.robert@nfb.ca