The Genie Awards
The Genie Awards have been annually recognizing and celebrating excellence in our national cinema from 1980-2012.
Celebrating the best in Canadian Film
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Search the Canadian Awards Database to find Genie Awards nominees and winners
Director David Cronenberg, Member since 1980.
Actress Shelia McCarthy,
Member since 1998.
A brief history of 'The Genies':
- 1970's Canadian film industry experiences rapid growth: A small group of filmmakers aspire to build a unifying organization and mount a national, annual showcase of the industry's achievements
- Canadian sculptor Sorel Etrog commissioned to design the "Etrog Award" statuette in 1968 for the Canadian Film Awards
- June 20, 1979 Academy incorporation: A key part of the mandate is to promote higher filmmaking standards through the presentation of annual awards
- Statuette and awards renamed the Genie Award for the first annual Genie Awards in 1980
- First annual Genie Awards telecast live by CBC television at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto; subsequent awards held in locations across Canada
- The awards, ceremony, and broadcast itself, continue to evolve with industry needs and technological developments; peer nomination process established
- Today, Canadian stories and artists attract international collaboration and bring our culture to the public worldwide
For more information or questions about awards contact your Academy office:
English - National
Louis Calabro - email@example.com
Tel.: (416) 366-2227 ext. 234
Français - Québec
Samuel Bélisle - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tél.: (514) 849-7448, poste 28