Fatherhood Dreams – Gay parenting film honored by the Canadian Film and Television Production Association

The Canadian Film and Television Production Association has voted Fatherhood Dreams one of the top five Canadian documentaries of 2008. The documentary follows four gay men as they explore different options to attain their journey toward parenthood – Randy and Drew turn to adoption, Stephen co-parents his two daughters with a lesbian couple, and Scott prepares for the arrival of his twins through surrogacy.

The documentary takes viewers on an intimate journey through the daily lives of these men, their children and their extended families. After getting to know the parents and the people who love them, it would be hard to deny them the right to marry or to parent a child. Viewing this film is the best learning tool to any proponent of California’s Proposition 8.

Julia Ivanova, Director and Executive Producer, said: “We’re thrilled to be nominated. It’s a wonderful acknowledgment of the importance of getting gay parenthood stories out into the public sphere.”

CFTPA Indie awards honor the outstanding achievements of Canadian independent producers. The National Jury was made up of leading industry players who selected 44 nominations from more than 160 entries. 2009 Gala Presentation of the CFTPA Indie Awards takes place on February 18, 2009 in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, during the 19th Annual Prime Time Conference.

The documentary was produced by Interfilm Productions in association with Global Television, a division of CanWest MediaWorks Inc. and is available for home and educational use directly from FatherhoodDreams.com.

About CFTPA:
The Canadian Film and Television Production Association is a non-profit trade association representing almost 400 Canadian production companies involved in television, film and interactive media.

About Interfilm Productions Inc:
Interfilm Productions is a documentary production company that focuses on combining entertainment and intelligence in high definition. Documentaries to date include “From Russia, For Love” on adoption, “Moscow Freestyle” about English teachers abroad and now “Fatherhood Dreams” on gay parenting.