Recipients of this year's Academy Achievement, Claude Jutra and Golden Reel
Awards to be Honoured at the 30th Annual Genie Awards

TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 Special Awards, to be presented at the upcoming 30th Annual Genie Awards, taking place on Monday, April 12th in Toronto, Ontario.

"This year's recipients demonstrate the growth and endurance of Canadian cinema. The individuals and work being honoured span generations, are boldly innovative, and point to the strength of the industry," says Sara Morton, CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. "We are proud to celebrate these achievements and their lasting impact on Canadian film."

This year's Special Awards recipients are:

Academy Achievement Award - Mel Hoppenheim

Claude Jutra Award - Xavier Dolan - J'ai tué ma mère / I Killed My Mother

Golden Reel Award - De père en flic / Father and Guns

For additional information about this year's Special Awards recipients, please visit

About the ACCT:

Established in 1979, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition, and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film and television. Unifying professionals across Canada, the ACCT is a vital and integral force, representing all areas of the film and television industries.


For further information: For further information: Judy Lung, Communications Manager, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Ph: (416) 366-2227 ext 238, E-mail:

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