2013 Cineplex film program begins at the CFC

The five-and-a-half month program fosters future talent through networking and skills development (past mentor Paul Haggis pictured).
Paul Haggis at CFC

The Canadian Film Centre has announced the participants for this year’s Cineplex Entertainment Film Program.

The five-and-half month intensive film-making program teaches advanced skills in writing, editing, producing and directing, and how to bring a project to the marketplace. Students are mentored by industry professionals that have included David Cronenberg, Guillermo del Toro and Paul Haggis (pictured).

At the end of the program fifteen projects are developed and packaged for Canadian and international markets.

It began on Monday.

The following filmmakers were chosen in different sub-categories, as indicated.

Writers: Lindsay Gossling (Ontario), John Marcucci (British Columbia), Stu Marks (Ontario), Kaveh Mohebbi (Ontario) and Nicole Saltz (Ontario).

Directors: John Virtue (Ontario), Rob Grant (British Columbia), Slater Jewell-Kemker (Ontario), Michael Peterson (Alberta) and Mark Ratzlaff (British Columbia).

Editors: Victor CH Fan (Ontario), Maureen Grant (Ontario), Matt Lyon (Ontario) and Jane MacRae (Ontario).

Producers: Courtenay Bainbridge (Ontario), Sebastian Barriuso (Ontario), Luke Black (Saskatchewan), Anya Mckenzie (Ontario) and William Woods (Ontario).

Participants in the various streams in the past have included Celery Kovinsky, writer of Pride and Joy, Patrick Tarr, co-writer of The Colony, Clement Virgo, director of the upcoming Book of Negroes and Marc Almon, producer of feature film Blackbird.