The 2015 Canadian Screen Awards nominees in film, television and digital media were announced this week by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Three Knowledge Network commissions were among those nominated.
“We are delighted by the national recognition for our commissioned documentaries,” says Rudy Buttignol, President and CEO of Knowledge Network Corporation. “Our support of B.C. and Canadian independent producers has not only led to multiple CSA nominations, but documentaries that continue to be relevant and popular with audiences in British Columbia.”
Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH was nominated for Best Factual Program or Series with Kevin Eastwood nominated for Best Direction in a Documentary or Factual Series.
Jingle Bell Rocks was nominated for Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series and Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series.
Take Me Home: Welcome Home was nominated for Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Non-Fiction Program or Series.
Knowledge Network also supported a number of other projects nominated in both children’s and documentary categories. Apocalypse: World War 1, which had its B.C. premiere on Knowledge Network, received a number of nominations including Best History Documentary Program or Series, Barbara Sears Award for Best Visual Research, Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Factual Series, Best Sound in a Documentary, Factual or Lifestyle Program or Series and Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Factual Series.
Winners will be announced during Canadian Screen Week, February 23 to March 1, 2015.
A viewer-supported public broadcaster, British Columbia’s Knowledge Network offers commercial-free documentaries and children’s programs from Canada and around the world. Knowledge Network plays a vital role in supporting the independent production community through the commissioning of broadcast and digital interactive content. Visit www.knowledge.ca and www.knowledgekids.ca.