Directors Guild of Canada

Directors Guild of Canada

October 15, 2006 00:05 ET

"History of Violence" Leads 2006 Directors Guild of Canada Awards

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 15, 2005) -

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The 2006 Directors Guild of Canada Awards gala brought out the nation's top filmmakers, industry players and acting talents to last night's event at The Carlu in Toronto to honour the best work created by DGC members last year.

The star-studded celebration kicked-off with a cocktail reception before funnyman Peter Keleghan inaugurated the fifth annual awards ceremony. The moving tribute to Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Allan King by director Sturla Gunnarsson highlighted the evening. King pioneered documentary filmmaking with his ground-breaking works and poignant actuality dramas (Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company), and has had an equally impressive award winning career in drama filmmaking. "I should be giving the Award to the DGC," says King. "The DGC gave me a decade of experience on managing groups - the best political experience in the world. The management of groups is the key to all filmmaking."

The DGC's Distinguished Service Award went to Crawford Hawkins, Managing Director of the British Columbia District Council recognizing his contributions to the Guild and in developing the BC film industry.

Awards presenters included: Jeremy Podeswa, Tonya Lee Williams, Peter Outerbridge, Wendy Crewson, Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Ashley Legget, Michael Seater and Megan Follows.

A total of 19 team and individual craft awards were presented to DGC members whose incredible work continues to fortify the quality of filmmaking in Canada.

Outstanding Achievement In Direction - Feature Film:

- David Cronenberg, A History Of Violence

Outstanding Team Achievement In A Feature Film:

- A History of Violence

Outstanding Achievement In Sound Editing - Feature Film:

- A History Of Violence

Outstanding Achievement In Picture Editing - Feature Film:

- Ronald Sanders, A History Of Violence

Outstanding Achievement In Direction - Television Movie/Mini-Series:

- Christian Duguay, Human Trafficking

Outstanding Achievement In Direction - Television Series:

- Kari Skogland, Terminal City - Episode 5

Outstanding Team Achievement In A Documentary:

- Hitler's Children

Outstanding Team Achievement In A Television Movie/Mini-Series:

- Human Trafficking

Outstanding Team Achievement In A Family Television Movie/Mini-Series:

- Spirit Bear

Outstanding Team Achievement In A Television Series - Drama:

- Slings & Arrows - Ep. 206

Outstanding Team Achievement In A Television Series - Comedy:

- Northern Town - Ep. 1 - "Brian"

Outstanding Team Achievement In A Television Series - Family:

- renegadepress.com - Ep. 304 - "The Rez"

Outstanding Achievement In Production Design - Feature Film:

- Phillip Barker, Where The Truth Lies

Outstanding Achievement In Production Design - Television Movie/Mini-Series:

- Guy Lalande, Human Trafficking

Outstanding Achievement In Production Design - Television Series:

- Sandra Kybartas, ReGenesis - Ep. 209 - "Genie In A Bottle"

Outstanding Achievement In Picture Editing - Television Movie/Mini-Series:

- Dean Soltys, Canada Vs. Russia 1972

Outstanding Achievement In Picture Editing - Television Series:

- Christopher Donaldson, Slings & Arrows - Ep. 206

Outstanding Achievement In Sound Editing - Television Movie/Mini-Series:

- Shania - A Life In Eight Albums

Outstanding Achievement In Sound Editing - Television Series:

- Puppets Who Kill - "Dan & the Garden Shears"



The Directors Guild of Canada wishes to thank the sponsors of the 2006
DGC Awards.

Gold Sponsor: Technicolour

Silver Sponsor: Comweb

Bronze Sponsors: Don Carmody Productions
Epitome Pictures Inc.
Gary Taugher Design
Telefilm Canada

Contra Sponsors: Tattersall Sound and Picture
Steam Whistle Brewery
The Brasserie
Flower Creations
Christie Lites
Magrathea Creative
Based on Reality Designs
Jenlicon
Park Hyatt Toronto


Contact Information

  • Directors Guild of Canada
    Lisa Mahal
    Media Relations Coordinator
    (416) 482-6640 x 251
    Email: lmahal@dgc.ca
    Website: www.dgc.ca