Every year, since 1988, we’ve invited the community – our partners, supporters, and members – to join us in honouring the women and men who have paved the way in our industry. To date, more than 140 industry leaders have received a WIFT-T Crystal Award.
Past winners include: Mary Bredin, Tracey Pearce, Lisa Olfman, Joy Rosen, Barbara Bowlby, Margaret O'Brien, Anne Marie La Traverse, Noreen Halpern.
Awarded to a woman who has made a major contribution to screen-based media—film, television and/or digital media—from the perspective of enterprise development through the consistent quality of her work throughout her career. Through personal example and leadership, she has inspired and set standards for industry colleagues working in the screen-based industry.
CREATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD
2018 Recipient: Edwina Follows, General Manager, Discovery Networks
Awarded to a woman in recognition of the creative excellence and dynamic quality of her work in screen-based media—film, television and/or digital media. The recipient’s recent work has gained national and/or international attention in the previous year and has established a standard for those working in screen-based media.
DIGITAL TRAILBLAZER AWARD
2018 Recipient: Deb Day, CEO & Chief Strategist, Innovate By Day
Past winners include: Diane Williamson, Barbara Bailie, Lucie Lalumière.
Awarded to a woman in recognition of her significant contribution to the Canadian digital screen-based industry as demonstrated by her creativity and leadership; including, but not limited to, idea generation, content creation, distribution, technology, audience engagement, funding models, etc.
2018 Recipient: Zoe Dirse, CSC, Director of Photography
Past winners include: Karen Walton, Deborah Osborne, Ken Dhaliwal, Corrie Coe, Jay Switzer, Lalita Krishna, Susan Ross, Carol Whiteman, Lesley Harrison, Lisa Meeches.
Awarded to a woman or man who has made an outstanding contribution to building women’s careers in screen-based media—film, television and/or digital media. The mentor supports the advancement of women, offers guidance and support and/or assists female entrepreneurs in growing their own media companies.
SPECIAL JURY AWARD OF DISTINCTION
2018 Recipient: Karen Thorne-Stone, President & CEO, Ontario Creates
Past winners include: Tonya Williams, Patricia Ellingson, Susan Cavan, Trina McQueen, O.C., Sheila Hockin, Mary Ellen Carlyle, Sandi Ross, Claire Prieto, Jeanne Beker.
The Special Jury Award of Distinction is presented to woman who is a groundbreaker and has demonstrated a commitment to the screen-based industry. The winner is dedicated to building a vibrant, diverse, and active creative community.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2018 CRYSTAL AWARDS!
We are seeking reliable and enthusiastic volunteers to assist with setup, execution and tear-down for our 31st annual Crystal Awards! This is a great opportunity for students and industry professionals looking to get experience in a creative atmosphere and be a part of a team that values and supports the arts.
ORIENTATION | Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
VOLUNTEER EVENT SHIFT DATE | Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
EVENT LOCATION | Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street
DEADLINE TO APPLY | Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
Please click here for the volunteer application form and shift requirements.
“The Crystal Awards creates a wonderful opportunity to recognize women and their accomplishments, as well as inspire others. I was deeply honoured to be the recipient of the inaugural Digital Trailblazer Crystal Award.”
~Lucie Lalumière, Founder & Principal, Lalumière Media