Best of the Year

Valerie Creighton

Changemaker Organization of the Year: Canada Media Fund

How the CMF is steering its ship toward a different model.


Changemaker of the Year: Tonya Williams

The Reelworld Screen Institute founder is finally finding support for the industry-building ideas she planned over two decades ago.


Film of the Year: Le Guide de la famille parfaite

The Quebec feature launched on Netflix after amassing $2.1 million at the box office.


Unscripted Series of the Year: Chanteurs masqués

Unmasking the success of TVA’s shiny floor success and how it all plays into the plan to reach large audiences, and engage young viewers.


Director of the Year: Danis Goulet

Her dystopian debut feature film Night Raiders made a celebrated trip around the film circuit and broke box office records.


Newsmaker of the Year: Amazon Prime Video

The global streamer made headlines throughout 2021 as it unveiled its Canadian strategy and hired its first domestic content executive – and they’re just getting started.


Prodco of the Year: Proper Television

The Toronto-based unscripted entertainment producer found real success in format adaptations and building on its star power, confident in the right team.

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Media Company of the Year: WildBrain

After a tough two years, WildBrain is on the road to recovery fueled by brand building, creativity and global business development monetizing its premium kids’ content.


Showrunner of the Year: Anthony Q. Farrell

The showrunner of the year is unafraid to voice and act on inequities in the screen industry while creating a positive, fun and safe environment for writers.


Executive of the Year: Sally Catto

How does she follow the global success of Schitt’s Creek, Kim’s Convenience and Workin’ Moms? CBC’s general manager shares how she’s building on the momentum.


Event of the Year 2020: Canada’s film festivals

The organizers from some of Canada’s top film festivals look back on the herculean task of pivoting to digital during the pandemic and try to predict what’s in store for 2021.

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Dealmaker of the Year 2020: Bruno Dube

With a pair of savvy and opportunistic acquisitions in 2020, the Sphere Media principal is quietly building an indie-production empire to be reckoned with in the global marketplace.