BravoFACT Announces Award Recipients from March 30 Jury

— March 31, 2016

– Nearly half a million dollars awarded to 10 Canadian filmmakers for the production of short films –

TORONTO (March 31, 2016) – Bell Media’s BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced today the 10 BravoFACT award recipients from the March 30 jury meeting. Selected from 177 applications, a total of $493,000 was awarded to Canadian filmmakers for the production of short films. Continuing to fullfil BravoFACT’s Year of the Female Filmmaker initiative, funding for nine out of the 10 projects was awarded to female-led projects. For more than 20 years, BravoFACT-supported films have enjoyed success both in Canada and abroad. Most recently, the BravoFACTUAL-funded documentaries Terranova Matadora and Conversations with a Dead Prime Minister were selected to screen at Hot Docs 2016. Furthermore, the 2015 WIFT-AT Pitch Contest winner Ingrid and the Black Hole has been selected as part of Telefilm Canada’s: Not Short on Talent program at Cannes Film Festival. The BravoFACT fund recipients from the March 30, 2016 jury meeting are: Arlo Alone – Karen Harnisch (Producer), Nicole Dorsey (Director), Katrina Saville (Writer)
  • In the future, technology will be embedded in us – literally.
Bickford ParkLauren Corber (Producer), Linsey Stewart (Writer/Director), Dane Clark (Writer/Director)
  • A woman secretly begins taking skateboarding lessons from a handsome teenager to avoid dealing with the problems in her marriage.
The EmissaryPriscilla Galvez (Producer), Kristy Neville (Producer), Naledi Jackson (Writer/Director)
  • A mysterious interplanetary diplomat arrives at a post-apocalyptic planet earth in order to facilitate the adoption of a member of an ancient royal family.
Emmy Mackenzie Donaldson (Producer), Alex Ordanis (Producer), Chris Yurkovich (Producer), Hannah Cheeseman (Writer/Director)
  • An iPhone-obsessed gym rat is momentarily released from her monotonous existence after a Robaxacet overdose calls into question her front of normalcy, forcing her to abandon her self-conscious isolation when she connects with an unlikely stranger.
How Tommy Lemenchick Became A Grade 7 Legend – Nguyen-Anh Nguyen (Producer), Maria Gracia Turgeon (Producer), Nicolas Billion (Writer), Bastien Alexandre (Director)
  • Ophelia recalls the events that led to her first kiss, at the age of 11, to a smelly boy with a knockout smile named Tommy Lemenchick.
Must Kill KarlKaren Moore (Writer/Producer), Robin Crumley (Producer), Joe Kicak (Director)
  • Everyone has "that" friend - the one who shows up uninvited, drinks all your booze, and hits on your girlfriend - who we all secretly hate and wish would just go away. One night, a group of friends decide enough is enough and there's only one way to get rid of him for good... they must kill Karl.
Post No BillsRobin Hays (Writer/Producer/Director), Andy Poon (Producer/Director)
  • Post No Bills follows Noodle Box Boy as he comes to life from his poster and makes his way through a series of posters in order to save his love, Lady Luck, the fortune cookie.
Romance LanguageJennifer Shin (Producer), Jose Lourenco (Writer/Director)
  • Two strangers engaging in a tryst speak their inner monologues aloud, revealing the selfish, terrible thoughts their anxiety about the situation provokes.
Snowman ComethAnn Shin (Producer/Director), Hannah Donegan (Producer), Alan Resnick (Writer)
  • Alan overcomes the pain of being dumped by saving a suicidal snowman from eternal heartbreak.
Synthetic JohnMark Sirju (Producer), Jeffrey Hanley (Director), Michael Hanley (Writer)
  • With the accidental discovery of artificial intelligence and the full automation of robotics through prosthetics, a paraplegic explores the nature of intimacy with a synthetic prostitute.
The next submission deadline for BravoFACT is May 26, 2016. The submission deadline for the inaugural Inside Out BravoFACT Pitch Competition is tomorrow, April 1, 2016. Candidates can visit for details on rules, regulations, and how to apply. For information about BravoFACT and BravoFACTUAL program requirements, and application guidelines, visit  

About BravoFACT
Bell Media’s BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) was established in 1995 by the national specialty channel Bravo. The foundation is the largest funder of short films in Canada having supported over 1,500 short-form projects across the country. BravoFACT is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about BravoFACT can be found at

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