Updated Genie Rules Now Online:

“We are delighted to announce that the 32nd annual Genie Awards will take place Thursday March 8 in Toronto and that the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is now open for entries,” says Helga Stephenson, ACCT Interim CEO  

The new ACCT Governance Committee (listed online) has made some modifications to the Genie rules, including new regulations to accommodate smaller businesses and new independent filmmakers.  

“We are doing our best to be all-inclusive,” says Stephenson. “It is important that all Canadian films have the opportunity to compete in the Genie Awards and we hope these modifications will make it easier for all filmmakers to participate in Genies32.”

Modifications include a reduced entry fee for short films and a reduced entry fee for feature films with budgets under $1.25 million. Also for the first time, feature films that have screened in two Academy-approved Canadian film festivals (also listed online), without a theatrical screening, will be eligible.

Deadlines for Entry
November 4, 2011 (Entry Forms Due)
November 18, 2011 (Submission Materials Due)