Oct 23, 2015

by Faculty, Students and Alumni of
The Department of Theatre and Film

  • Shelagh Carter: Best Director at the Milan International Film Festival for her film before anything you say. Film Clip
  • Break a Leg! Duncan Cox has taken a leave from his studies to perform in ONCE the musical which has been coproduced by the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario. More Information

  • Our Best to Per Brask and co-writer Patrick Friesen who have joined an elite few who have been nominated for Griffin Poetry Prize. Details Here!

  • Congratulations to Faye Thompson and Odette Heyn on their inclusion to membership in the ORDER OF CANADA!
    Faye and Odette have been the co-directors of the professional Program of the Winnipeg School of Contemporary Dancers for almost 35 years and are partners with the University of Winnipeg Department of Theatre and Film in managing our program in Dance.

  • Alum Jonathan Lawrence's film, WHEN THE WORLD WAS FLAT was selected for screenings at both the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival and the international HELIOS FILM FESTIVAL in Cincinatti, Ohio. Jonathan wrote, directed and starred in the project and the film features involvement from several other UW alums and took away 3 honours:
    • DIRECTING: 2ND PLACE (Jonathan Lawrence)
    • BEST ACTOR (Jonathan Lawrence)

  • Alum Kristopher Turner is part of the distinguished ensemble cast of the new CBC television series THIS LIFE

  • Alum Matthew Kennedy and his partners at Astron 6 have produced a new short film which has recently been selected for screenings at the prestigious FANTASTIC FEST Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
    DIVORCED DAD: HOME IMPROVEMENTS was selected from a wide field of submissions from all around the world.

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