Over 45 WIFT-T members nominated for 2020 Canadian Screen Awards

Over 45 WIFT-T members nominated for 2020 Canadian Screen Awards

From educational children’s content and TV series to feature films and documentaries, our members are excelling and putting Canada on the map!

Congratulations to the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards nominees! We’re proud to see over 45 WIFT-T members nominated this year in several categories:


Achievement in Costume Design

Mara Zigler | American Woman

Achievement in Hair

Peggy Kyriakidou | American Woman

Best Live Action Short (Drama)

Alicia K. Harris (2017 BravoFact Pitch Competition finalist), Venessa Harris (WIFT-T Staff), Rebeca Ortiz (2017 Deluxe Toronto Post Production Mentorship recipient) | PICK


Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program

Alison Duke (2019 WIFT-T Crystal Award honouree), Ngardy Conteh George | Mr. Jane and Finch

Best Animated Program or Series

Virginia Thompson (Member, WIFT-T Board) | Corner Gas Animated

Randi Yaffa | Cupcake & Dino: General Services

Tanya Green | Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood

Nora Keely | Wild Kratts

Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series

Lauren Grant (2018 WIFT-T Showcase selected filmmaker) | Engraved on a Nation

Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series

Anne Loi (Member, WIFT-T Board) | Creeped Out

Lorna DueckJust Like Mom or Dad

Jamie Piekarz | Super Mighty Makers

Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series

Julie Bristow, Marlo Miazga | It’s My Party

Best Direction, Comedy

Jordan Canning | Schitt’s Creek (Meet the Parents)

Best Direction, Documentary Series

J.J. Johnson | Dino Dana (Dino Zone)

Best Direction, Variety or Sketch Comedy

Jordan CanningBaroness Von Sketch Show (Humanity Is In An Awkward Stage)

Best Drama Series

Jocelyn Hamilton (Chair, WIFT-T Board) | Cardinal

Amy Cameron, Tassie Cameron (2009 WIFT-T Crystal Awards honouree), Jocelyn Hamilton | Mary Kills People

Best Entertainment News Program or Series

Sholeh Fabbri | Entertainment Tonight Canada

Best Factual Series

Penny Wheelwright | Employable Me

Best History Documentary Program or Series

Jocelyn Hamilton | Make it to the Moon

Julie Bristow, Marlo Miazga | 9/11: Cleared for Chaos

Best Live Entertainment Special

Beth Janson, Maureen Riley | 2019 Canadian Screen Awards

Best Picture Editing, Documentary

Pauline Decroix | Engraved on a Nation (On the Line)

Best Pre-School Program or Series

Jennifer Dodge, Tracey Dodokin, Laura Clunie, Jane Sobol, Toni Stevens, Jonah Stroh, Cynthia Taylor | Abby Hatcher

Jennifer Dodge, Laura Clunie, Jaelyn Galbraith, Toni Stevens, Jonah Stroh | Paw Patrol

Frank Falcone, Mary Bredin (2017 WIFT-T Crystal Awards honouree) | True and the Rainbow Kingdom

Christin Simms, J.J. Johnson | Dino Dana

Best Reality/Competition Program or Series

Donna LukeBlown Away

Best Sketch Comedy Show & Ensemble Performance

Melissa Williamson | The Beaverton

Best Sound, Fiction

Jane Tattersall (2000 WIFT-T Crystal Awards honouree) | Cardinal (Lemur), Schitt’s Creek (Life is a Cabaret), and Vikings (What Happens in the Cave)

Best Sound, Non-Fiction

Jane Tattersall | Remarkable Rabbits

Best Writing, Children’s or Youth

Christin Simms, J.J. Johnson | Dino Dana (Dino Prints)

Best Writing, Documentary

Alison Duke, Ngardy Conteh George | Mr. Jane and Finch

Best Writing, Drama Series

Tassie Cameron | Mary Kills People (The Key to Faith)


Best Immersive Experience, Non-Fiction

J.J. Johnson | Dino Quest

Best Lead Performance, Web Program or Series

Connie Wang | Tokens

Best Web Program or Series, Fiction

Ashley Brook | Canadiana

Winnifred Jong | Tokens

Karen Moore | Detention Centre

Juliet Paperny | True Dating Stories

Best Writing, Web Program or Series

Winnifred Jong | Tokens

Karen Moore | Detention Centre

Kadon Douglas

There are three things Kadon enjoys doing: sharing resources and knowledge, empowering others (especially those who are often marginalized), and witnessing the magic of film and television.

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