The Canadian Academy is on a mission to inspire creativity, develop talent, and celebrate the best in Canadian visual storytelling. Its mandate is governed by the principles of Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, and Authenticity.
The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition, and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film, television, and digital media. Unifying industry professionals across Canada, the Academy is a vital force representing all screen-based industries.
The Academy’s Canadian Screen Week celebrates excellence in film, English-language television, and digital media, through a multi-platform, national program of events culminating in the Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala (live on CBC, Sunday March 29th, 2020). The Awards have evolved from humble, pre-television beginnings in 1949 at Ottawa’s Little Elgin Theatre, to today’s star-studded events. In 2013, the Canadian Screen Awards were born as the result of a merger of the Academy’s Gemini and Genie Awards, which, respectively, honoured English-language television and film.
TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY, DEVELOP TALENT, AND CELEBRATE THE BEST IN CANADIAN VISUAL STORYTELLING
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