The DGC BC Emerging Filmmaker Award was presented to Gabriel Correa for his short film pitch “Beautiful Gun”. Jeremy Lutter’s pitch won him the DGC BC Legacy Award for his short film “We Came From the Sea”. Both Directors’ Awards give the winners the support of the DGC BC along with a $30,000 cash award (plus in-kind production services valued up to $75,000).
The Emerging Filmmaker Award gives Gabriel Correa, Assistant Director Member, the finances to make his short film directorial debut. The Legacy Filmmaker Award gives Jeremy Lutter, Director Member, the finances to make his short film and further develop his directing career.
Photo: Left – Emerging Filmmaker Award Gabriel Correa Right – The Legacy Filmmaker Award Jeremy Lutter
The Directors Guild of Canada, BC District Council created the two new Directing Awards for qualified DGC BC Members in good standing. The awards provide funds needed to make a top quality short film for the festival circuit. Eighteen Emerging Filmmaker and nine Legacy Filmmaker applications were narrowed down to three finalists in each category. The six finalists presented their project to a panel of jurors and fellow film peers with follow up of questions from jurors Ed Brando, Walter Daroshin and Kalyn Miles. The DGC BC Short Film Awards were moderated by Allan Harmon and held at the Vancity Theatre, on Saturday, February 3rd.
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The Directors Guild of Canada, B.C. District Council (DGC BC) represents the creative and logistical personnel in the film and television industry in British Columbia. The DGC BC Collective Agreement covers the categories of Director, 2nd Unit Director, Production & Unit Manager, plus those employed in the various Assistant Director and Locations Departments.