The big winner at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards — which celebrates film, documentary, television, and shorts — was Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson’s Scarborough, which brought home eight Canadian Screen Awards over the course of the week of awards, including Best Motion Picture, Best Achievement in Direction, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Scarborough recently screened in Halifax as part of the Halifax Independent Filmmakers’ Festival After Images program.
Another multiple winner was Danis Goulet’s indigenous sci-fi thriller Night Raiders, including taking the Best Original Screenplay gong.
I had my fingers crossed for Bretten Hannam’s Wildhood. The two-spirited coming-of-age drama was nominated for six awards, but won only one: Joshua Odjick for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
For the full list of winners and nominees, go here.
Wildhood and Night Raiders are both available for rent on VOD, and Night Raiders is also on Crave. I’ll look forward to future opportunities to see Scarborough, as well as other winners like All My Puny Sorrows, Drunken Birds, and The Time Thief.