2019 Awards

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Screen Nova Scotia presents an evening of celebration of excellence in Nova Scotia’s screen industry! The Screen Nova Scotia Awards Gala recognizes the incredible talent, creativity, and passion that are the trademarks of Nova Scotia film, television, and animation. Among these notable awards are the ACTRA Awards for Outstanding Performances, the Digital Animators of Nova Scotia Award, the WIFT-AT Best Director Award, the Film Crew Excellence Award, the Community Recognition Award, and the Screen Nova Scotia Awards for Film & Television.

Screen Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the Call for Entries to the fifth annual Screen Nova Scotia Awards! You can find the online entry form HERE. For entries for the Film Crew Excellence Award, the WIFT-AT Best Director Award and the DANS Animation Award, please scroll down.

The deadline for ALL entries is THURSDAY, MARCH 21. 2019.

Winners will be selected by an independent jury comprised of respected members of the screen industry. More details, including ticket information, will be released within the next few weeks. Last year’s sold-out event was a true celebration of our industry and community in Nova Scotia, and we look forward to celebrating with you again!

1.) SCREEN NOVA SCOTIA AWARDS

Best Feature Film:
– Entrant (Producer/Production Company) is required to be SNS member to submit.
– Production must be minimum 20% owned by Nova Scotia production company.
– Feature Film must have aired between Jan 1, 2018 and Dec 31, 2018 as festival screening or theatrical release.

Best Documentary Film:
– Entrant (Producer/Production Company) is required to be SNS member to submit.
– Production must be minimum 20% owned by Nova Scotia production company.
– Documentary must have aired between Jan 1, 2018 and Dec 31, 2018 as festival screening, theatrical release, and/or on broadcast television.

Best Short Film: Category includes both fiction, documentary and animated shorts.
– Entrant (Producer/Production Company) is required to be SNS member to submit.
– Production must be minimum 20% owned by Nova Scotia production company.
– Film must have aired between Jan 1, 2018 and Dec 31, 2018 as festival screening or theatrical release.
– Maximum run time is 25 minutes.

Best TV Series: Category is defined as a weekly series that can be fiction or documentary.
– Entrant (Producer/Production Company) is required to be SNS member to submit.
– Submitted episode must have aired on broadcast television or an online streaming platform (Netflix, Amazon, etc.) between Jan 1, 2018 and Dec 31, 2018.
– Only one episode needs to be submitted for consideration.

Best Animated Series:
– Entrant (Producer/Production Company/Animation Studio) is required to be SNS member to submit.
– Content must be animated/produced in Nova Scotia.
– Submitted episode must have aired on broadcast television and/or an online streaming platform (Netflix, Amazon, etc.) between Jan 1, 2018 and Dec 31, 2018.
– Only one episode needs to be submitted for consideration.

If you would like to submit a production for consideration but are not yet a Screen Nova Scotia member, you can become one HERE. For a full list of last year’s winners, please click HERE.

2.) FILM CREW EXCELLENCE AWARD

This award, now in its 7th year, was developed in partnership with the local unions and guilds, and recognizes the outstanding work happening behind the camera in Nova Scotia’s screen industry. The professionalism, innovation and ingenuity of the crews in Nova Scotia are a major contributor to the province’s film industry, and this award honours their contribution in maintaining Nova Scotia as one of Canada’s premiere film destinations.

The Film Crew Excellence Award will recognize an individual crew person or team for outstanding creative enterprise within Nova Scotia’s screen based industry. The 2018 award was presented to scenic artist Kevin Lewis (IATSE 849). Kevin’s recent production credits include The Lighthouse, Let’s Get Physical, Polaroid, The Mist, and several seasons of Haven.

Nominations for the 2018 Film Crew Excellence Award should include:
– The name(s), position(s) and contact information for the nominee(s).
– A description of their use of innovation and commitment to the Nova Scotia screen-based industry.
– Up to two supporting documents can be provided for jury review. Ideally, we’d love to receive visual elements such as video clips and photos.

Please note: new this year, all nominations will be confidential and only the winner will be announced live at the awards gala. This will better allow for talented crew members to be nominated for jury review year-over-year.

Nominations can be submitted via email to tara@screennovascotia.com. All nominations will be reviewed and deliberated by a jury of industry professionals.

3.) WIFT-AT AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Presented by Women in Film and Television Atlantic, the WIFT-AT Award for Best Director honours the outstanding achievement of a WIFT-AT member based in Nova Scotia. Directors from across Nova Scotia are creating outstanding screen-based projects and this award will recognize and celebrate these remarkable artists and their work by shining a light on one accomplished filmmaker who is highly deserving of recognition.

WIFT-AT encourages directors identifying as female to submit their screen-based projects of any genre, length, or format. Projects completed after January 1st, 2018 are eligible for entry. This award is open to full members of WIFT-AT.​

To enter, please complete the Entry Form HERE. More information on this award can be found online HERE.

4.) DANS AWARD: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION

This category allows for commercial submissions, music videos, short films, YouTube content or any animated scene in a show or film produced in Nova Scotia. Based on overall artistic achievement in the field of digital animation, this award will shine a spotlight on the great work being done by the talented workforce of animators right here in Nova Scotia. The award for Best Animated Scene will go to the animator of the submitted production.

Any animated scene that was produced in Nova Scotia in 2018 is eligible to enter. The submitted scene should highlight exemplary skill and demonstrate the high level of work being done in our industry.

To enter, please email tara@screennovascotia.com with the following details:
– Series / Scene Name
– Studio / Company Name (if applicable)
– Producer & Director
– Animator / Artist (s)

SPONSORSHIP

Screen Nova Scotia is dedicated to building a strong and sustainable future for the province’s production sector.  The Screen Nova Scotia Awards wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our partners and sponsors. Their financial support not only helps to produce a world-class event that celebrates and promotes our local media creativity and successes, but will help ensure that Screen Nova Scotia can continue to support our province’s screen industry. Interested in sponsoring the 2019 Awards? Reach out now for packages and rates: (902) 229-1499 or tara@screennovascotia.com.