Canadian Film Centre unveils 19 film program residents

The program, chaired by Paul Haggis (pictured), sees emerging filmmakers mentored as they take feature projects from development to script and packaging phases.
Paul Haggis at CFC

The Canadian Film Centre has released the names of the 19 filmmakers that are participating in its Cineplex Entertainment Film Program, a five and a-half month boot camp that got underway on Monday.

The five residents in the directors’ lab are all from Ontario: Fernando Arrioja, Reza Dahya, Sherren Lee, Michael Mazzuca and Jonathan Watton.

The five producer residents include two from Nova Scotia – Marc Tetreault and Lora Campbell – and Jessica Adams, Brendan Brady and Kat Hidalgo from Ontario.

And the five writer residents include Anar Ali and MOTION from Ontario, Kathleen Hepburn from British Columbia, Joel Thomas Hynes from Newfoundland and Lisa Rose Snow from Nova Scotia.

And four editor residents round out the talent lineup for the CFC’s film program: Alex Brueckner, John Nicholls, Simone Smith and Rich Williamson, all from Ontario.

The CFC’s film program, chaired by Paul Haggis, sees feature film projects taken through development to the script and packaging stage.

The program also balances the need to encourage creative vision for lab residents with informing them about the business and a fast-changing digital landscape.