Claude Jutra Award
The Claude Jutra Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a first-time feature filmmaker. Established in honour of renowned Quebec director Claude Jutra, this special award is chosen by the Genie Nominating committee, a group comprised of Academy members, filmmakers, critics, and industry professionals from across Canada.
JEPHTÉ BASTIEN - Sortie 67
Saint Michel district, Montréal. Ronald, an eight year-old bi-racial boy, sees his life turned upside down after witnessing the brutal murder of his mother by his father. Moved from one foster home to the next, Ronald is recruited by another family, a street gang, led by the notorious Brooklyn, where he dwells in a life of crime and violence. As he waits patiently for his father to be released from jail to avenge his mother, Ronald realizes that he has choices. He doesn't have to follow his father's footsteps nor the path chosen for him. Against all odds, he decides to take control of his destiny. His awakening to new humane values pushes him to change course despite the unequivocal risk of losing the only family he's ever known.Honourable mention / Mention d’honneur - PETER STEBBINGS - Defendor
Golden Reel Award
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Producers: Don Carmody, Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer
Distributor: Alliance Films
Total Canadian box office in 2010 - $7,026,559
Grossing over $7 million at the Canadian box office in 2010, Resident Evil: Afterlife is this year’s Golden Reel Award recipient. Presented annually to the Canadian film that has earned the highest domestic box office, the Golden Reel Award is sponsored by Zip.ca.
The fourth installment of the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: Afterlife is the most successful production in Canadian feature film history, surpassing the $280 million worldwide box office mark this past November.