Appeals & Recommendations Form for Film.
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is dedicated to addressing the evolving needs of its constituents and the industry it serves.
Appeals and Recommendations for changes to the Rules & Regulations (i.e. eligibility, category changes/additions, etc.) may be made for the film categories within the Canadian Screen Awards as follows:
Appeals to the Rules (to be considered for the 2024 Canadian Screen Awards):
The Academy must receive an appeal regarding 2024 Rules & Regulations by the final entry deadline of Friday, October 6, 2023. All appeals will be reviewed by the Academy and if necessary, will be reviewed by the Film Rules & Regulations Committees and/or the Academy’s Board of Directors. If the Academy approves an appeal, the entrant will be informed of the decision. Appeals received after the deadline will only be considered under special circumstances determined by the Academy. The Academy’s decision is final.
Recommendations for the Rules (to be considered for the 2025 Canadian Screen Awards):
The Academy receives all recommendations to compile for the Film Rules & Regulations Committees. If the respective committee approves a recommendation, it will be presented to the Academy’s Board of Directors for final approval. Note: Recommendations will not be accepted past the deadline. Incomplete recommendations will not be considered.
Please provide a rationale for your appeal or recommendation. If requesting a new category for the 2025 Canadian Screen Awards, please provide a description of the category, a list of proposed eligible credits, judging criteria, as well as a list of examples of films that would potentially enter into the category. Please reference any current rule if it should pertain to your recommendation with your rationale.
DEADLINE FOR APPEALING 2024 RULES & REGULATIONS: Friday, October 6, 2023
DEADLINE FOR RECOMMENDING RULES FOR 2025 AWARDS: Friday, May 3, 2024
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