The Directors Guild of Canada recently announced 15 nominees for its 2017 Discovery Award including two NSI alumni.
The Discovery Award honours outstanding achievement by an emerging Canadian director or an established director working in a new genre.
The nominee list was presented by DGC national directors division chair Warren P. Sonoda.
“These directors are all part of a new wave in Canadian cinema,” said Warren. “They are the daring, intense, sometimes hilarious, filmmakers whose names you’re going to hear people buzzing about at TIFF and festivals across the country this fall.”
In 2016, the inaugural DGC Discovery Award went to filmmaker Chloé Leriche (NSI Drama Prize) for her film Avant les rues. This year Chloé is a member of the award’s jury which includes another NSI grad, Ashley McKenzie (NSI Drama Prize).
The winner of this year’s award will be announced at a gala event on October 28 in Toronto.