OMDC Newsletter
2016 Highlights

OMDC Film Fund – Supported Mean Dreams Selected TIFF’s Canada's Top Ten

Mean Dreams TIFF® Special Presentations | Congratulations to TIFF 2016 Rising Star Sophie Nélisse!
Woods Entertainment | euclid431 pictures | 
Producers: William Woods, Allison Black | Director: Nathan Morlando
 | Writers: Kevin Coughlin, Ryan Grassby | 
Cast: Sophie Nélisse, Josh Wiggins, Bill Paxton, Colm Feore

Nathan Morlando | Director of Mean Dreams, keynote speaker at OMDC’s Celebrate Ontario.

Spotlight | Oscar® Best Picture and Best Screenplay

Spotlight, filmed on-location in Ontario

Maudie won The People’s Choice Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival!

Along with two awards at The Atlantic Film Festival including:
• The Gordon Parsons Award for Best Atlantic Feature | Aisling Walsh
• The Michael Weir Award for Best Atlantic Screenwriting | Sherry White

2016 Don Haig Award Recipient – Ed Barreveld , Producer of League of Exotique Dancers

Toronto-based producer Ed Barreveld (Storyline Entertainment) was named the recipient of the 2016 Don Haig Award, which recognizes an outstanding Canadian independent producer with a feature-length film at the Hot Docs Festival. He is the producer of the OMDC-supported documentary League of Exotique Dancers (D: Rama Rau).

Ontario filmmaker Robert Lantos Being honoured with a Camerimage Award!   Female Eye Maverick Award & Best In The Biz Tribute – Christina Jennings
2016 Camerimage Award to Producer with Unique Visual Sensitivity | Robert Lantos   2016 Honourary Maverick, Christina Jennings, Chairman & CEO, Shaftesbury

Congratulations - Winners of The 14th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto 2016

Outstanding Performance – Female
Catherine O’Hara (Moira Rose in Schitt’s Creek, “Wine and Roses”. Produced by Not a Real Company)
  Outstanding Performance – Male
Christopher Plummer (Zev Guttman in Remember. Produced by Serendipity Point Films)
Outstanding Performance – Voice
Julie Lemieux (Granny Butternut in Numb Chucks, “Tough Love”. Produced by 9 Story Media Group)
  ACTRA Toronto’s 2016 Award of Excellence –
Sarah Gadon.

Congratulations to Tatiana Maslany for her Prime Time Emmy Award for best lead actress in a drama for her role in Orphan Black! (Photo: REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTSOCGQ (Mike Blake/Reuters)

Congratulations to Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductees!

2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductee: Deepa Mehta | Film   2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductee: Jeanne Beker | Television
2016 Canada's Walk of Fame Inductee: Jason Priestley | Television   2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductee: Al Waxman | Cineplex Legends | Television

Click here for the full list of 2016 Inductees.

Hot Docs President Chris McDonald Receives Rogers-DOC Luminary Award

On December 1 at the DOC Institute Honours, Hot Docs president Chris McDonald received the Rogers-DOC Luminary Award. Chris was recognized for his pivotal role in support of Canada’s documentary industry and for, as DOC Institute Director Adam Shamoon stated, “his vital role in cementing Canada’s reputation as a frontrunner in documentary.”

Also at the Honours, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril was awarded the DOC Vanguard Award for her forward-thinking approach to the craft. Her film Angry Inuk, a Corus-Hot Docs Funds recipient, premiered at the 2016 Hot Docs Festival where it won the Vimeo On Demand Audience Award and the Canadian Documentary Promotion Award, courtesy of Telefilm Canada.

2016 DGC Award Winners

Trina McQueen

For a full list of 2016 DGC Award Winners click here.