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March 06, 2024

The 2024 Canadian Screen Award Nominees 

WIFF films receive 74 nominations.


This morning the 12th Canadian Screen Award nominees were announced. Matt Johnson’s Blackberry is far ahead of the pack with 17 nominations, and WIFF Prize in Canadian Film Winner Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person close behind with 12. Overall, official selections of WIFF earned 74 nominations across all categories. Among the nominees is the short live-action film Invincible, which is currently screening at WIFF as part of the Oscar Short Films series and Ru which was shown earlier this year. A number of nominations went to previous WIFF Prize in Canadian Film Nominees including Solo, The Nature of Love, Something You Said Last Night, The Dishwasher, One Summer and North of Normal. Other WIFF films nominated this morning include Fitting In, Who’s Yer Father?, In Flames, Slash/Back, Suze, Someone Lives Here, Twice Colonized, Cynara, Swan Song and Zug Island.

See the full list of nominees below.

Best Motion Picture 

  • Blackberry
  • Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
  • Infinity Pool
  • Red Rooms
  • Richelieu
  • Solo

Achievement in Art Direction

  • Adam Belanger, Kerry Noonan, Lucy Larkin, Blackberry
  • Thea Hollatz, Fitting In
  • Ludovic Dufresne, Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
  • Michael Pierson, The Queen of My Dreams
  • Marie-Hélène Lavoie, Ru

Achievement in Casting

  • Pam Dixon, Sara Kay, Jenny Lewis, Blackberry
  • Jason Knight, John Buchan, Fitting In
  • Tania Arana, Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
  • Mark Bennett, Deirdre Bowen, Infinity Pool
  • Ariane Castellanos, Victor Tremblay-Blouin, Richelieu

Achievement in Cinematography

  • Jared Raab, Blackberry
  • Mike McLaughlin, Hands That Bind
  • Karim Hussain, Infinity Pool
  • Alexandre Bussière, Montréal Girls
  • André Turpin, The Nature of Love
  • Gabriel Brault Tardif, Richelieu
  • Jean-François Lord, Ru
  • Mathieu Laverdière, Solo

Achievement in Costume Design

  • Hanna Puley, Blackberry
  • Kelly-Anne Bonieux, Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
  • Rosalie Clermont, Ru
  • Athena Theny, Seagrass
  • Mara Zigler, Something You Said Last Night

Achievement in Direction

  • Matt Johnson, Blackberry
  • Ariane Louis-Seize, Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
  • Brandon Cronenberg, Infinity Pool
  • Henri Pardo, Kanaval
  • Pascal Plante, Red Rooms
  • Sophie Dupuis, Solo

Achievement in Editing

  • Curt Lobb, Blackberry
  • Isabelle Malenfant, The Dishwasher
  • Stéphane Lafleur, Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
  • James Vandewater, Infinity Pool
  • Pauline Gaillard, The Nature of Love

Achievement in Hair

  • Mykola Korolyov, Better Days
  • Dylan Twigg, Philippe Bertrand-Hudon, Blackberry
  • Rikki Zucker, Mother of All Shows
  • Nermin Grbic, Carole Bertini, One Summer
  • Vincent Dufault, Ru
  • Isabel Paganine, Seagrass

Achievement in Make-Up

  • Ashley Vieira, Erin Sweeney, Thea Samuels, Blackberry
  • Katie Ballantyne, Jonathan Craig, Karlee Morse, The Hyperborean
  • Dan Martin, Traci Loader, Svetlana Gutic, Infinity Pool
  • Karlee Morse, Mary Cuffe, Polaris
  • Erin Pidgeon, R.L. Stine’s Zombie Town
  • Dominique T. Hasbani, Ru
  • Fatema Hoque, Who’s Yer Father?

Achievement in Music – Original Score

  • Jay McCarrol, Blackberry
  • Steph Copeland, Cascade
  • Alysha Brille, The Queen of My Dreams
  • Suad Bushnaq, Queen Tut
  • Ryan Shore, R.L. Stine’s Zombie Town

Achievement in Music – Original Song

  • Melissa D’Agostino, David Brock, Rebecca Everett
  • Qurram Hussain, The Queen of My Dreams
  • Suad Bushnaq, Omar El-Deeb, Queen Tut
  • Kamel Bushnaq, Ashley Jane, Suad Bushnaq, Queen Tut
  • Lawrence Gowan, R.L. Stine’s Zombie Town

Achievement in Sound Editing

  • Matthew Chan, Gabe Knox, Michelle Irving, Lucas Prokaziuk, Stefan Fraticelli, Jason Charbonneau, Blackberry
  • John Blerot, Hands That Bind
  • Alex Bullick, Jill Purdy, Rob Bertola, Craig MacLellan, Infinity Pool
  • J.R. Fountain, Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie
  • Pierre-Jules Audet, Marie-Miel Lacasse Hévey, Monique Vézina, Natalie Fleurant, Ru

Achievement in Sound Mixing

  • Matthew Chan, Bret Killoran, Nathan Street, Paul Lynch, Randy Wilson, Ron Mellegers, Justin Helle, Blackberry
  • Brent Planiden, Chris Ferguson, Cold Road
  • Bernard Gariépy Strobl, J.R. Fountain, Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie
  • Hans Laitres, Guillaume Daoust, Maxime Vermette, Daniel Bisson, Mathieu Maillé, Ru
  • Tyler Bogaert, Ian Rankin, Will Stephens, The Young Arsonists

Achievement in Visual Effects

  • Tristan Zerafa, Lou Gatti, Matthew Nayman, Mike Boers, Blackberry
  • Jeff Bruneel, James Miligan, Tamara Young, Nick Winger, Adam Graves, In Flames
  • Andy Robinson, Infinity Pool
  • Adam Graves, The King Tide
  • Marie-Claude Lafontaine, JF (Jafaz) Ferland, Simon Beaupré, One Summer

Adapted Screenplay

  • Sarah-Maude Beauchesne, Billie Blue
  • Matt Johnson, Matthew Miller, Blackberry
  • Eric K. Boulianne, Francis Leclerc, The Dishwasher
  • Alexandra Weir, North of Normal
  • Fawzia Mirza, The Queen of My Dreams
  • Jacques Davidts, Ru

Original Screenplay

  • Cody Lightning, Samuel Miller, Hey, Viktor!
  • Ariane Louis-Seize, Christine Doyon, Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
  • Brandon Cronenberg, Infinity Pool
  • Monia Chokri, The Nature of Love
  • Pascal Plante, Red Rooms
  • Delphine Girard, Through the Night

Best Stunt Coordination

  • P

Performance in a Leading Role, Drama

  • Mia Goth, Infinity Pool
  • Alexander Skarsgård, Infinity Pool
  • Rayan Dieudonné, Kanaval
  • Oyin Oladejo, Orah
  • Amrit Kaur, The Queen of My Dreams
  • Juliette Gariépy, Red Rooms
  • Ariane Castellanos, Richelieu
  • Théodore Pellerin, Solo

Performance in a Leading Role, Comedy

  • Jay Baruchel, Blackberry
  • Cody Lightning, Hey, Viktor!
  • Félix-Antoine Bénard, Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
  • Sara Montpetit, Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
  • Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, The Nature of Love
  • Alexandra Billings, Queen Tut
  • Susan Kent, Who’s Yer Father?
  • Chris Locke, Who’s Yer Father?

Performance in a Supporting Role, Drama

  • Charles-Aubey Houde, The Dishwasher
  • Martin Dubreuil, Kanaval
  • Frances Fisher, The King Tide
  • Aden Young, The King Tide
  • Laurie Babin, Red Rooms
  • Nelson Coronado, Richelieu
  • Chantal Thuy, Ru
  • Alexis Vincent-Wolfe, Slash/Back

Performance in a Supporting Role, Comedy

  • Glenn Howerton, Blackberry
  • Matt Johnson, Blackberry
  • Hannah Cheesman, Hey, Vicktor!
  • Steve Laplante, Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
  • Noémie O’Farrell, Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
  • Marc-André Leclair, One Summer
  • Guy Nadon, One Summer
  • Charlie Gillespie, Suze

Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary

  • Beyond Paper
  • Kite Zo: Leave the Bones
  • The Longest Goodbye
  • Someone Lives Here
  • Twice Colonized

Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary

  • Ben Giesbrecht, Luke Connor, Aitamaako’Tamisskapi Natosi: Before the Sun
  • Étienne Roussy, Beyond Paper
  • Patrick McGowan, Jason Providence, Coven
  • Kaveh Nabatian, Kite Zo A: Leave the Bones
  • Ernesto Pardo, The White Guard

Best Editing in a Feature-Length Documentary

  • Rich Williamson, Cynara
  • Denys Desjardins, Michel Giroux, I Lost My Mom
  • Anouk Deschênes, The Longest Goodbye
  • Marianna Khoury, Someone Lives Here
  • Derek Esposito, Cecilio Escobar, Summer Qamp

Best Original Music in a Feature-Length Documentary

  • Antoine Bertiaume, Greyland
  • Stéphanie Hamelin Tomala, I Lost My Mom
  • Ramachandra Borcar, The Longest Goodbye
  • Kat Duma, Verity Susman, Matthew Simms, Tramps!
  • Olivier Alary, Johannes Malfatti, Twice Colonized

Best Sound Design in a Feature-Length Documentary

  • Catherine Van Der Donckt, Stéphane Cadotte, Jean Paul Vialard, Geoffrey Mitchell, Beyond Paper
  • Sylvain Bellemare, Isabelle Lussier, Days
  • Brian Eimer, Jane Goodall: Reasons for Hope
  • Sam Rodgers, James Lazarenko, Claire Dobson, Krystin Hunter, Graham Rogers, Jane Tattersall, Stefana Fratila, Paul Germann, Steve Medeiros, Marilee Yorston, Steve Hammond, David Yonson, Steve Copley, Swan Song
  • Hans Laitres, Sylvain Bellemare, Daniel Capeille, The White Guard

Best Short Documentary

  • Cherry
  • Madeleine
  • Oasis
  • Violet Gave Willingly
  • Zug Island

Best Live Action Short Drama

  • Death to the Bikini!
  • Heat Spell
  • Invincible
  • Motherland
  • Mothers & Monsters

Best Animated Short

  • Aphasia
  • Miserable Miracle
  • Return to Hairy Hill
  • The Temple
  • Where Rabbits Come From

Performance in a Live Action Short Drama

  • Agathe Ledoux, Heat Spell
  • Léokim Beaumier-Lépine, Invincible
  • Florence Blain Mbaye, Making Babies
  • Eric K. Boulianne, Making Babies
  • Behtash Fazlali, Motherland
  • Ilyes Tarmasti, Muscat
  • Marine Johnson, Until You Die
  • Anthony Therrien, Until You Die

John Dunning Best First Feature Film Award

  • Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
  • In Flames
  • Kanaval
  • Richelieu
  • Something You Said Last Night
  • Through the Night

The 11th Canadian Screen Awards will take place on May 31, 2024.


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