David Cronenberg Chooses Kelly Fyffe-Marshall to Receive Company 3’s Post-Production Prize of $50,000

May 18, 2022

Kelly Fyffe-Marshall

David Cronenberg, the acclaimed director and recent winner of the Toronto Film Critics Association’s Company 3 Clyde Gilmour Award, has selected Kelly Fyffe-Marshall as the recipient of $50,000 in post-production services.

The TFCA, along with Company 3 VP + GM James Fraser, presented the award to Cronenberg at their recent gala awards dinner at the Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto. The award honours a Canadian who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement and/or history of Canadian cinema. Past winners include Elwy Yost, Deepa Mehta, Norman Jewison and Tantoo Cardinal. It comes with a pay-it-forward prize of $50,000 in post-production services to a filmmaker of the winner’s choice.

Kelly Fyffe-Marshall is best known for her two-part short film Black Bodies, which won the Changemaker Award at the 2020 TIFF, and the 2021 Canadian Screen Award for Best Live Action Short Drama. She also won the Toronto Film Critics Association’s 2020 Stella Artois Jay Scott Prize for an emerging artist.

On giving the award, Cronenberg said, “For me, this is a potent award to be giving because it specifically addresses the realities of post-production, which means that a film has actually been made and is being completed. There’s nothing more exciting than welcoming a new filmmaker with a strong new creation, and that the Company 3 Award has contributed to that emergence in a substantial, professional way is especially satisfying.

David Cronenberg | Photo by Caitlin Cronenberg

On receiving the award, Fyffe-Marshall said, “Making an Indie film is often the only way to tell marginalized stories. But these stories, our stories, don’t deserve to stay on the sidelines. The success of When Morning Comes allows us to make ripples in the Canadian film landscape opening the doors for so many to follow. I am so thankful and appreciative to David Cronenberg for championing my film and selecting it to be the recipient of the Clyde Gilmour Award from TFCA and Company 3.”

On endowing the award, Company 3 VP + GM James Fraser said, “We applaud David’s choice to select Kelly Fyffe-Marshall as the recipient. Kelly is a dynamic director and an impactful storyteller and Company 3 is excited to help her realize her vision for her feature film, When Morning Comes.”

The TFCA is extremely grateful to founding sponsor Rogers Communications for the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award, to returning sponsors Labatt for the Stella Artois Jay Scott Prize for an emerging artist, to Cineplex Entertainment for the awards cocktail reception. The TFCA welcomes new sponsor Netflix as the official dinner sponsor and Company 3 for the Company 3 Clyde Gilmour Award. The TFCA also thanks sponsors Omni King Edward Hotel, G.H. Mumm Champagne and salutes stalwart supporters Zoomer Magazine, Chairman Mills and TAXI Toronto. The TFCA is grateful to AV-CANADA, L-eat Catering, Reel Medics in Motion, Sarah Melissa Designs and The Printing House.