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Jordan Canning
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Jordan Canning
 
For her many short film accomplishments and the scope of her body of work, Jordan Canning has been selected by The WIFTS Foundation to receive the 2013 Best Short Film Award.

Jordan Canning is a filmmaker living and working in Toronto, Canada. She has written and directed over a dozen short films that have played at festivals all over the world, including the Tribeca Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and Interfilm Berlin.

In 2006 she was chosen for the Corus Young Filmmaker's Initiative for her film, Here on In. Next, she scaled back to create The House Series, a trilogy of shorts produced with no budget and each filmed in a different room of her home. In 2008, Bedroom screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and was awarded Best Atlantic Short at the Atlantic Film Festival.

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Her NSI Drama Prize winning film, Countdown, has won several awards, including a Golden Sheaf for Best Director, and was a top ten finalist in the 2009 NFB Cannes Short Film Competition where it placed 2nd internationally out of over 1400 films. Countdown has screened in countries around the world, including Ireland, France, the UK, Korea, China, the US and Canada.

Her short animation, Not Over Easy, swept all three awards at the NSI Online Film Festival and Seconds won the 2012 TIFF RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition and the Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award. recently screened at Interfilm Berlin as part of their International Shorts Competition – one of only 71 films selected out of 7000 entries. Her latest short film, The Tunnel, premiered at Cannes 2013 as part of Telefilm's Not Short on Talent program.

Jordan recently completed production on her first feature film, We Were Wolves, a drama about family, screw-ups and forgiveness, which stars Peter Mooney ( Rookie Blue, Summers Moon), Steve Cochrane, and Lynda Boyd. We Were Wolves is slated for release in 2014.

Jordan is working on two more feature films. Based on Jessica Grant's award-winning novel, Oddly Flowers a magic-realist comedy about the misadventures of late-bloomer Audrey Flowers. When her father dies suddenly a week before Christmas, 22 year-old Audrey finds herself alone for the first time. Abandoned by her Uncle, and with her pet mouse missing, the magical world her father built is crumbling around her. In this fantastical tale of self-discovery and unconditional love, Audrey sets out to solve the mystery of who her family really is.

Here Goes Nothing, Jordan's other feature project, is a 'coming-of-a-later-age' comedy chronicling the struggles of Rainy, a girl caught between the world around her and the world within her as the massive milestone of turning 30 looms on the horizon.

Presently, Jordan is developing her upcoming feature films while hibernating in Toronto for the winter.






 
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