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September 7, 2017

Directors Guild of Canada reveals long list for emerging talent award


National Post

TORONTO — The Directors Guild of Canada has revealed the filmmakers in the running for an emerging talent award.

Among the directors on the long list for the DGC Discovery Award are several who will be showcasing films at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

They include Carlos and Jason Sanchez who are at TIFF with “A Worthy Companion,” Sadaf Foroughi is showcasing “Ava,” Cory Bowles is premiering “Black Cop” and Wayne Wapeemukwa is debuting “Luk’Luk’l.”

The jury for the award includes past winner Chloe Leriche and fellow filmmakers Ingrid Veninger, Stephen Dunn, Kevan Funk, Johnny Ma and Ashley McKenzie.

The prize will be handed out during the DGC Awards in Toronto on Oct. 28

The other longlisted directors are:

— Cody Brown for “Gregoire”

— Stephen S. Campanelli “Indian Horse”

— Kathleen Hepburn for “Never Steady, Never Still”

— Kyle Rideout for “Public Schooled”

— Jordan Canning for “Suck It Up”

— Jamie M. Dagg for “Sweet Virginia”

— Seth Smith for “The Crescent”

— Sophie Goyette for “Still Night, Still Light”

— Winston DeGiobbi for “Mass for Shut-Ins”

— Sofia Bohdanowicz for “Maison du Bonheur”

— Ian Lagarde for “All You Can Eat Buddha”