Special Awards

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.

The Golden Reel Award

Presented annually to the Canadian film that has earned the highest domestic box office.

Special Award

To honour outstanding achievement in a Category for which there is no annual Award, or in recognition of exceptional achievement in filmmaking or service to the film industry, a Special Award may be recommended by Academy members to the Board of Directors.