National Canadian Film Day 150 and the Directors Guild of Canada

April 16, 2017

A Partnership to be Proud of

REEL CANADA has had the pleasure of working with the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) since the very beginning of our organisation. Through the years, the DGC has been instrumental in not just representing Canada’s directors, editors, production assistants and others, but also in helping REEL CANADA send these talented folks to events around the country where they have been able to share their stories with students and other lovers of Canadian film.

This partnership naturally spilled over into preparation for National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150). The DGC’s Ontario and BC branches are generously providing the resources for us to bring some of Canada’s best established and emerging filmmakers out from behind the camera and into the spotlight as they travel to various NCFD 150 events throughout Canada, including some smaller communities who rarely get the chance to engage in these kinds of appearances.

TWO LOVERS AND A BEAR

DGC talent will be descending on the Georgian Bay area for April 19, when art director Michelle Lannon joins guests in the Village of Burk’s Falls to discuss her film TWO LOVERS AND A BEAR, and director Andrew Cividino will Skype into a screening of his film SLEEPING GIANT in Sudbury.

Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie will host an event called “Great Lakes, Great Flicks,” where they will screen the 2016 coming-of-age thriller, MEAN DREAMS. The film was shot in the area and various Sault College students were involved with the filming. This is a great opportunity for the people of the area to reconnect with this local film, and will be even better thanks to DGC-Ontario bringing director Nathan Morlando and production designer Zosia Mackenzie into town for a Q&A session after the film.

Thanks to DGC-Ontario, director Bruce McDonald will be leading a Q&A at the Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF)’s screening of PONTYPOOL, alongside the film’s star Stephen McHattie. Academy Award-winning director Atom Egoyan will be discussing REMEMBER in Victoria and THE SWEET HEREAFTER in Vancouver.

And that’s just a small taste of the contributions the Guild is making to NCFD 150. REEL CANADA thanks the DGC for a great partnership through the years and into the future!


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