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Five successful filmmakers honoured by Telefilm Canada

01 November 2018

Montréal, November 1st, 2018 — Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that director and co-writer Émile Gaudreault and co-writers Sébastien Ravary and Eric K. Boulianne are winners of the 2017 Guichet d’or award for their film De père en flic 2, and that to co-directors Éric Warin and Éric Summer (also co-writer) are winners of the 2017 Golden Box Office Award for the film Ballerina.

In 2017, De père en flic 2, produced by Cinémaginaire, earned close to $7 million at the Canadian box office, and Ballerina, produced by Caramel Films in Canada, earned $3.6 million.

“We’re very proud of how well the two recipient films’ performed at the box office this year,” said Christa Dickenson, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada. “Over the years, Telefilm has redefined its concept of success by including several different factors. For fiscal 2017-2018, we are pleased to note that our Index did very well from a commercial standpoint, owing in no small part to the two recipient films’ significant input. That’s why every accomplishment is so important and worth celebrating!”

For more than 10 years, the Guichet d’or and the Golden Box Office awards have recognized the Canadian directors and screenwriters behind the feature films that have generated the highest domestic box office in the previous year in their respective language markets. Each award comes with a $40,000 cash prize, shared equally by the director(s) and screenwriter(s).

In past winners include the Canadian directors and screenwriters of the following films: Les 3 p’tits cochons 1 and 2 (The 3 L’il Pigs 1 and 2), Cruising Bar 2, De père en flic 1 (Father and Guns 1), Piché: entre ciel et terre, Starbuck, Omertà, Louis Cyr: l’homme le plus fort du monde (Louis Cyr), Mommy, Snowtime! (La Guerre des Tuques 3D), The Grand Seduction, Goon, Barney’s Version, Splice, Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day and Room.

The two films are distributed by Les Films Séville and are currently available in Blu-ray and DVD, as well as on iTunes.

The Guichet d’or and Golden Box Office Award are currently being reviewed by Telefilm and changes will be announced soon.

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 Joyce Richards
Advisor, Public Relations (English market)
Telefilm Canada

Andréane Leblanc
Advisor, Public Relations (French market)
Telefilm Canada