The Canadian Media Producers Association today announced Jennifer Holness and Dominique Dussault as the recipients of its annual Indiescreen Awards on February 10, 2021. The honours were given out as part of the CMPA’s closing reception for its annual Prime Time conference, held virtually this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jennifer Holness (Hungry Eyes Media) was named the recipient of the Established Producer Award in recognition of her contribution to Canada’s film industry and incredible career achievements, which include Home Again (2012), Badge of Pride (2010), and Love, Sex and Eating the Bones (2003). Holness’s latest feature documentary, Stateless, won the Special Jury Prize at the 2020 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. The Established Producer Award includes a $10,000 cash prize.
“Despite many challenges, the Canadian film sector continues to show impressive resilience in the face of the pandemic,” said the CMPA’s President and CEO Reynolds Mastin. “The winners announced today demonstrate a spirit of perseverance that is woven into the fabric of domestic production, and their ambitious work is a reminder of the bright future that lies ahead for the Canadian film industry.”
Holness thanks IndieScreen Awards for the prestigious award in a video below.