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North American briefs: CMPA Feature Film Producer Awards winners announced at TIFF

Two Lovers And A Bear producer Roger Frappier of Max Films has received the Canadian Media Producers Association’s (CMPA) Established Producer Award at the Feature Film Producer Awards on Thursday.

The film receives its North American premiere in the Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF) Special Presentations section on September 13.

Hany Ouichou of Art & Essai received the CMPA’s inaugural Emerging Producer Award and produced Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves. That receives its world premiere at TIFF in Platform on September 13.

“I’m thrilled to celebrate the work of these two remarkable producers and congratulate both Roger and Hany for their terrific films and their meaningful contributions to independent Canadian cinema,” said CMPA president and CEO Reynolds Mastin.

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