Telefilm Canada Congratulates the 2010 Genie Award Winners

MONTREAL, April 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Telefilm Canada congratulates the winners of the 30th edition of the Genie Awards, the annual ceremony recognizing the best of Canadian film. The awards were handed out last night in 24 categories.

"For the past 30 years, the Genie Awards have been an important celebration of Canadian cinema, rewarding the talent of our actors, producers, directors and all other film artists," stated Carolle Brabant, Telefilm Canada's Executive Director. "It is my pleasure to congratulate the winners and finalists of the 2010 Genie Awards, a line-up that reflects the diversity of Canada's cinema, highlighting work from both veterans and emerging talent and acknowledging filmmakers from a wealth of backgrounds."

    Best Motion Picture: Polytechnique
    Achievement in Direction: Denis Villeneuve (Polytechnique)
    Original Screenplay: Jacques Davidts (Polytechnique)
    Adapted Screenplay: Kari Skogland (Fifty Dead Men Walking)
    Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Joshua Jackson (One Week)
    Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Karine Vanasse
    Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Maxim Gaudette
    Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Martha Burns (Love &
    Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design: Eve Stewart (Fifty Dead
    Man Walking)
    Achievement in Cinematography: Pierre Gill (Polytechnique)
    Achievement in Costume Design: Atuat Akittirq (Before Tomorrow)
    Achievement in Make-Up: Djina Caron, André Duval (Grande Ourse: la clé
    des possibles)
    Achievement in Editing: Richard Comeau (Polytechnique)
    Achievement in Music - Original Score: Normand Corbeil (Grande Ourse: la
    clé des possibles)
    Achievement in Music - Original Song: Nurse.Fighter.Boy (Oh Love by John
    Welsman, Cherie Camp) Achievement in Overall Sound: Stéphane Bergeron,
    Pierre Blain, Jo Caron, Benoît Leduc (Polytechnique)
    Achievement in Sound Editing: Claude Beaugrand, Guy Francoeur, Carole
    Gagnon, Christian Rives (Polytechnique)
    Best Feature Length Documentary: A Hard Name (Kristina McLaughlin,
    Michael McMahon, Alan Zweig)
    Best Short Documentary: The Delian Mode (Kara Blake, Marie-Josée Saint-
    Best Live Action Short Drama: Danse Macabre (Pedro Pires, Catherine
    Best Animated Short: Runaway (Cordell Barker, Derek Mazur, Michael Scott)
    Golden Reel Award: Father and Guns (De père en flic)
    Claude-Jutra Award: I Killed My Mother (Xavier Dolan)
    Academy Achievement Award: Mel Hoppenheim

About Telefilm Canada

Telefilm Canada is a federal cultural agency dedicated to developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry. Telefilm provides financial support to the private sector to create distinctively Canadian products that appeal to domestic and international audiences. Telefilm also administers the Canada Media Fund. Visit

SOURCE Telefilm Canada

For further information: For further information: Media inquiries: Eva Hartling, Senior Advisor, External Communications, Telefilm Canada, (514) 283-0838, ext. 2090,;

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