Genie Awards

The Genie Awards were from 1979 to 2012 the most important awards for Canadian feature films. The film price was comparable to the Oscar in the USA.

The Genie Awards, there were nineteen categories and two special prizes. The Golden Reel Award winning the highest-grossing of the year at the Canadian box office. The Claude Jutra Award, which was established in honor of the eponymous Quebec filmmaker in 1993, drew from the best first cinema films by directors.


It was founded in 1979 by the Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television ( Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television). The first ceremony took place in 1980. Genie Awards were annually in Toronto, Ontario, awarded. There were over 4000 voters who are active in the Canadian film industry. The statue was designed by Canadian sculptor Sorel Etrog. The Genie Awards replaced the Canadian Film Awards (also called Etrog Awards), which were awarded from 1949 to 1979.

2013 Genie Awards and Gemini Awards from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television by the new Canadian Screen Awards were replaced.

Award winners

Excellent movies in the Best Picture category with details of the director: