February 26, 2020

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

2020 Canadian Screen Week festivities kick off on March 19 with the Nominee Reception and culminates on March 29 with the live broadcast gala, presented by CBC. Make sure to check out the always fantastic Members' Lounge (March 25-27 at The Purman), featuring WIFT-T members on several panels, and Family Fan Day on March 28 at The Rec Room.

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