Table ronde des producteur·trice·s : meilleur film

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Les artistes clés responsables des œuvres finalistes dans la catégorie Prix du meilleur film (Best Motion Picture) 2023 prendront part à une discussion animée et franche sur la production cinématographique canadienne de la dernière année. Cette discussion, présentée par la Canadian Media Producers Association, explorera les meilleurs films, les récits originaux de l’année, ainsi que les enjeux de coproduction internationale et de financement.

vendredi, avril 14, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Session Language
English language session

Damon D'Oliveira is a veteran producer responsible for bringing to screen some of Canada’s most critically and commercially successful films and television (Rude, The Grizzlies, The Book of Negroes, Wildhood). An early champion of diversity, equity and inclusion both in front and behind the camera, Damon’s career has focused producing content that centered underrepresented, racialized and LGBTQIA2S+ voices. His latest film, Brother by Clement Virgo, world premiered at TIFF 2022 to strong critical acclaim and has played festivals worldwide including Busan, Sao Paulo and BFI London Film Festivals. A recent member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Damon is also the vice-chair of the CMPA and won the Established Producer Indie Screen Award in 2022.

Producer / President

After working in distribution for 5 years, Luc Déry founded production company micro_scope in 2002. The company has produced over 25 feature films including Gabrielle (Louise Archambault), Congorama, C’est pas moi, je le jure, and My Salinger Year (Philippe Falardeau), Continental, un film sans fusil, and Tu Dors Nicole (Stéphane Lafleur), Inch’Allah (Anaïs Barbeau Lavalette), Drunken Birds (Ivan Grbovic) and this year’s Viking. All of these films have premiered in major film festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Venice, TIFF and Locarno) and two, Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies and Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar were nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards.

Filmmaker / Producer, Sweet Delight Pictures

Award-winning filmmaker/producer Kiarash Anvari's feature debut as a writer/director/producer, The Pot and The Oak, premiered in the Bright Future Competition section of the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2017, where it's been nominated for the Bright Future Award, FIPRESCI award, and Netpac award. The film was also nominated for the FIPRESCI Award in the Debuts section of the 2017 Jerusalem Film Festival and won the Outstanding Feature Award at the 2019 ReelWorld Toronto Film Festival. As part of its long collaboration with filmmaker Sadaf Foroughi, Anvari also produced and edited AVA, Foroughi's feature debut, which premiered at TIFF 2017 and won the FIPRESCI award in the Discovery section and received an honorable mention as Best Canadian First Feature. AVA was named one of TIFF's Top Ten Canadian Films of 2017 and nominated for eight major awards at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards, including two nominations for Best Achievement in Editing and Best Picture.

Anvari recently produced and edited Sadaf Foroughi's second feature film, Summer With Hope, which won the Crystal Globe Grand Prix at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2022. Summer With Hope also earned Anvari a Best Motion Picture nomination at this year's Canadian Screen Awards. He obtained his master's degree in film studies at the University of Provence Aix- Marseille. In 2004, he was selected to participate in the Berlinale Talent Campus and the residency program for young artists at the Berlin Academy of Arts (Akademie der Künste).


Martin Paul-Hus' latest production Babysitter was directed by Monia Chokri and written by Catherine Léger. His new partner at Amerique Film, was selected at Sundance and Tribeca in 2022. Based in Montreal, particularly active in international coproductions, his next production Two Golden Women will be its 20th feature.

Kind Stranger Productions Ltd.

Rebecca Steele is a Vancouver-based producer and founder of film production company, Kind Stranger Productions. With a reverence for international cinema and enthusiasm for collaborating with visionary filmmakers, under her company banner she aspires to amplify a broad spectrum of voices and partner on international co-productions. Her film projects have screened around the world, most notably at TIFF, Busan IFF and Marrakech IFF. Most recently Rebecca produced Anthony Shim's sophomore feature, Riceboy Sleeps which has gone on to win over twenty awards during its festival circuit including the TIFF 2022 Platform Prize and BIFF 2022 Flash Forward Audience Award.

Metafilms Inc.

Sylvain Corbel founded Metafilms Inc in 2003. As of this day, he produced more than 25 short and 25 feature films. Among others, Maxime Giroux’s Félix et Meira (2014) won the Best Canadian Film Award at TIFF, Juste la fin du monde, (Xavier Dolan, 2016), won the Grand Jury Prize at Festival de Cannes. In 2022, he presented Un été comme ça (Denis Côté) in Competition at the 72nd Berlinale, Rojek (Zaynê Akyol) in Competition at the 53rd Vision du Réel, Falcon Lake (Charlotte Le Bon) at the 54th Director’s Fortnight in Cannes.

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Chief Operating Officer
Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)

Liz Shorten has been working to build capacity in the film, television and digital media sectors for the past 25 years. In her role as chief operating officer at the CMPA, Liz leads staff and oversees organizational operations across the association’s offices in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver, and works to implement the CMPA’s corporate strategic plan. Liz previously held senior positions at the Ontario Film Development Corporation (Ontario Creates), British Columbia Film (Creative BC), and CBC Television.

Liz was recently named one of BC’s top 500 Business Leaders by Business in Vancouver and “Woman of the Year” by Women in Film and Television Vancouver in recognition of her leadership role in the film and television industry.

Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)