The DGC has several events from October 16-22 honouring a year of outstanding work by DGC Members.


 DGC Awards Film Festival

At the Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto

All screenings are FREE and open to the public


F: Feature   S: Short


Sunday October 16

6:00 F: Hyena Road (Paul Gross) S: The Offer (Winnifred Jong)

8:30 F: Born to Be Blue (Robert Budreau) S: Portal to Hell!!! (Vivieno Caldinelli)


Monday October 17

7:00 Meet the Designers

In conversation with DGC Award nominated Production Designers:

Ian Brock (Dark Matter), Naz Goshtasbpour (Group Home), Arv Greywal (Hyena Road & Beeba Boys), Elisa Sauvé (Zoom)

Hosted by award winning Director Jim Donovan

Free with RSVP to Hans Engel


Tuesday October 18

7:00 F: Remember (Atom Egoyan) S: Friends Like Us (Craig David Wallace)

9:00 F: Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr (Patrick Reed & Michelle Shephard)


Wednesday October 19

7:00 F: Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven (Phyllis Ellis)

9:00 F: Ninth Floor (Mina Shum)


Thursday October 20

7:00 F: Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World (Charles Wilkinson)

9:00 F: The Saver (Wiebke von Carolsfeld)   S: Big Little Girl (Viki Posidis)


Friday October 21

7:00 Meet the Directors

In conversation with DGC Award nominated Directors: Wiebke von Carolsfeld (The Saver), Helen Shaver (Vikings), Anne Wheeler (A Country Wedding), Charles Wilkinson (Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World)

Hosted by Award-winning Director Michael Kennedy

Free with RSVP to Hans Engel


2016 DGC Awards Gala

Saturday October 22

The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street

Hosted by Arisa Cox and featuring special guests


6:30: Nominee Reception

7:30: DGC Awards Ceremony

10:00: Dessert, Dancing and Mingling


Congratulations to 2016 DGC Award Nominees!  The winners will be announced at the Directors Guild of Canada Awards.

If you have any questions about the Gala event, kindly review our FAQs posted HERE.

To view the complete list of nominated Members and productions, click HERE.

If you have questions about the Awards Gala not covered here, please contact Elizabeth Fulton at:

Elizabeth Fulton
External Communications Coordinator, Directors Guild of Canada
Tel: (416) 925.8200 extension 245
Toll-Free: 1-888-972-0098